Tara I. Chang

Nephrologist - Kidney specialist , Refractory hypertension specialist, Chronic kidney disease specialist, End stage renal disease specialist

Instructor, Medicine - Nephrology

Kidney Clinic (Nephrology)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University - CAPS (2009) CA

Board Certification: Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)

Residency: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education (2006) CA

Internship: UCSF-Internal Medicine (2004) CA

Medical Education: University of Michigan Health System (2003) MI

Visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability and outcomes in hemodialysis
Chang, T. I., Flythe, J. E., Brunelli, S. M., Muntner, P., Greene, T., & Chertow, G. M. (2014). Visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability and outcomes in hemodialysis. JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION, 28(1), 18-24.

Comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention for multivessel coronary disease in a community-based population with chronic kidney disease.
Chang, T. I., Leong, T. K., Kazi, D. S., Lee, H. S., Hlatky, M. A., & Go, A. S. (2013). Comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention for multivessel coronary disease in a community-based population with chronic kidney disease. American heart journal, 165(5), 800-808 e2.

Multivessel Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ESRD
Chang, T. I., Shilane, D., Kazi, D. S., Montez-Rath, M. E., Hlatky, M. A., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2012). Multivessel Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ESRD. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 23(12), 2042-2049.

Comparative effectiveness of clopidogrel in medically managed patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Solomon, M. D., Go, A. S., Shilane, D., Boothroyd, D. B., Leong, T. K., & Hlatky, M. A. (2014). Comparative effectiveness of clopidogrel in medically managed patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 63(21), 2249-2257.

Near-Term Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death in Older Hemodialysis Patients Using Electronic Health Records
Goldstein, B. A., Chang, T. I., Mitani, A. A., Assimes, T. L., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2014). Near-Term Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death in Older Hemodialysis Patients Using Electronic Health Records. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 9(1), 82-91.

Incremental prognostic information from kidney function in patients with new onset coronary heart disease.
Hlatky, M. A., Shilane, D., Chang, T. I., Boothroyd, D., & Go, A. S. (2014). Incremental prognostic information from kidney function in patients with new onset coronary heart disease. American heart journal, 167(1), 86-92.

Multivessel coronary revascularization and outcomes in kidney transplant recipients.
Lenihan, C. R., Montez-Rath, M. E., Winkelmayer, W. C., & Chang, T. I. (2013). Multivessel coronary revascularization and outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. Transplant international , 26(11), 1080-1087.

Use and safety of heparin-free maintenance hemodialysis in the USA
Shen, J. I., Mitani, A. A., Chang, T. I., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2013). Use and safety of heparin-free maintenance hemodialysis in the USA. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 28(6), 1589-1602.

Comparative effectiveness of multivessel coronary bypass surgery and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention: a cohort study.
Hlatky, M. A., Boothroyd, D. B., Baker, L., Kazi, D. S., Solomon, M. D., & Go, A. S. (2013). Comparative effectiveness of multivessel coronary bypass surgery and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention: a cohort study. Annals of internal medicine, 158(10), 727-734.

Risk Factors for ESRD in Individuals With Preserved Estimated GFR With and Without Albuminuria: Results From the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)
Chang, T. I., Li, S., Chen, S.-C., Peralta, C. A., Shlipak, M. G., & Tamura, M. K. (2013). Risk Factors for ESRD in Individuals With Preserved Estimated GFR With and Without Albuminuria: Results From the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 61(4), S4-S11.

Effectiveness of beta-Blockers in Heart Failure With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction and Chronic Kidney Disease
Chang, T. I., Yang, J., Freeman, J. V., Hlatky, M. A., & Go, A. S. (2013). Effectiveness of beta-Blockers in Heart Failure With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction and Chronic Kidney Disease. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE, 19(3), 176-182.

Comparative Effectiveness Research in Heart Failure Therapies Women, Elderly Patients, and Patients with Kidney Disease
Shah, R. U., Chang, T. I., & Fonarow, G. C. (2013). Comparative Effectiveness Research in Heart Failure Therapies Women, Elderly Patients, and Patients with Kidney Disease. HEART FAILURE CLINICS, 9(1), 79-?.

Preoperative Statin Use and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury
Brunelli, S. M., Waikar, S. S., Bateman, B. T., Chang, T. I., Lii, J., & Choudhry, N. K. (2012). Preoperative Statin Use and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 125(12), 1195-?.

Comparative effectiveness research: what is it and why do we need it in nephrology?
Chang, T. I., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2012). Comparative effectiveness research: what is it and why do we need it in nephrology?. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 27(6), 2156-2161.

Use of Secondary Prevention Medications among Adults with Reduced Kidney Function
Chang, T. I., Gao, L., Brown, T. M., Safford, M. M., Judd, S. E., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2012). Use of Secondary Prevention Medications among Adults with Reduced Kidney Function. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 7(4), 604-611.

Blood Pressure Components and End-stage Renal Disease in Persons With Chronic Kidney Disease The Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)
Peralta, C. A., Norris, K. C., Li, S., Chang, T. I., Tamura, M. K., & Shlipak, M. (2012). Blood Pressure Components and End-stage Renal Disease in Persons With Chronic Kidney Disease The Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 172(1), 41-47.

Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Time to Close the Evidence Gaps
Chang, T. I., & Chertow, G. M. (2011). Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Time to Close the Evidence Gaps. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 58(11), 1162-1164.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and cardiovascular outcomes in patients on maintenance hemodialysis
Chang, T. I., Shilane, D., Brunelli, S. M., Cheung, A. K., Chertow, G. M., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2011). Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and cardiovascular outcomes in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 162(2), 324-330.

Intradialytic Hypotension and Vascular Access Thrombosis
Chang, T. I., Paik, J., Greene, T., Desai, M., Bech, F., & Chertow, G. M. (2011). Intradialytic Hypotension and Vascular Access Thrombosis. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 22(8), 1526-1533.

Kidney Function and Long-Term Medication Adherence after Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly
Chang, T. I., Desai, M., Solomon, D. H., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2011). Kidney Function and Long-Term Medication Adherence after Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 6(4), 864-869.

Systolic blood pressure and mortality in prevalent haemodialysis patients in the HEMO study
Chang, T. I., Friedman, G. D., Cheung, A. K., Greene, T., Desai, M., & Chertow, G. M. (2011). Systolic blood pressure and mortality in prevalent haemodialysis patients in the HEMO study. JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION, 25(2), 98-105.

Blood Pressure Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Chang, T. I., Cheung, A. K., & Chertow, G. M. (2010). Blood Pressure Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 56(6), 1029-1031.

Updated comorbidity assessments and outcomes in prevalent hemodialysis patients
Chang, T. I., Paik, J., Greene, T., Miskulin, D. C., & Chertow, G. M. (2010). Updated comorbidity assessments and outcomes in prevalent hemodialysis patients. HEMODIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, 14(4), 478-485.

Kidney Disease and Antihypertensive Medication Adherence: The Need for Improved Measurement Tools
Chang, T. I., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2010). Kidney Disease and Antihypertensive Medication Adherence: The Need for Improved Measurement Tools. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 56(3), 423-426.

Kidney Disease, Hospitalized Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: Cause or Consequence?
Chertow, G. M., & Chang, T. I. (2010). Kidney Disease, Hospitalized Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Events: Cause or Consequence?. CIRCULATION, 121(20), 2160-2161.

GFR estimating equations, CKD prevalence and the public health
Chang, T. I., & Chertow, G. M. (2010). GFR estimating equations, CKD prevalence and the public health. JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 267(4), 354-356.

Oxidant regulation of gene expression and neural tube development: Insights gained from diabetic pregnancy on molecular causes of neural tube defects
Chang, T. I., Horal, M., Jain, S. K., Wang, F., Patel, R., & Loeken, M. R. (2003). Oxidant regulation of gene expression and neural tube development: Insights gained from diabetic pregnancy on molecular causes of neural tube defects. DIABETOLOGIA, 46(4), 538-545.

Evidence that elevated glucose causes altered gene expression, apoptosis, and neural tube defects in a mouse model of diabetic pregnancy
Fine, E. L., Horal, M., Chang, T. I., Fortin, G., & Loeken, M. R. (1999). Evidence that elevated glucose causes altered gene expression, apoptosis, and neural tube defects in a mouse model of diabetic pregnancy. DIABETES, 48(12), 2454-2462.

Genotoxicity and diabetic embryopathy: Impaired expression of developmental control genes as a cause of defective morphogenesis
Chang, T. I., & Loeken, M. R. (1999). Genotoxicity and diabetic embryopathy: Impaired expression of developmental control genes as a cause of defective morphogenesis. SEMINARS IN REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, 17(2), 153-165.