Anne Lynn S. Chang, M.D., M.A. is a Professor of Dermatology who is dedicated to improving patient care through research and education. She is the Founding Director of the Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinic, and Director of Dermatologic Clinical Trials. Her research is both translational and clinical in nature and centers on the human genetics of healthy skin aging, skin longevity and better treatment for diseases related to aging skin, including new and better treatments for advanced basal and squamous cell skin cancers. She has experience in multiple clinical trials including investigator-initiated studies and multicenter industry-sponsored-studies leading to FDA approval for the first drugs to treat advanced basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer. In addition, she has conducted impactful translational research with collaborators into mechanisms underlying skin aging, rejuvenation and longevity. She is an affiliate of the Stanford Longevity Center. Overall, she has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. She is devoted to training the next generations of clinician-researchers so that efforts to improve patient care will endure. A native of Southern California, Dr. Chang is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, and a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of Dermatology (2007) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1999) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2007)
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Medicine (1999)

Honors & Awards
  • Career Development Award, Dermatology Foundation (2009)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (2007)
  • Leadership Forum, American Academy of Dermatology (2014)
  • Research Grant/Award, National Rosacea Society (2014-2015)
  • Research Scholar Award, American Skin Association (2013, 2014)

  • Member, American Academy of Dermatology (2004 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Investigative Dermatology (2007 - Present)
  • Core Curriculum Task Force Appointee, 2015-2018, American Academy of Dermatology (2015 - 2018)
  • Education Committee Member, 2019-2023 Moderator, Future Leaders Retreat 2023, Society of Investigative Dermatology (2019 - 2023)
  • Co-chair, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Future Leaders Retreat (2023 - 2023)
  • Editorial board memebr, Cureus (2023 - Present)
  • Editorial board member, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) Reviews (2024 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Adult Dermatological Clinical Trials, Stanford Dermatology (2007 - Present)
  • Director of the Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinic, Stanford Dermatology (2011 - Present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Stanford Longevity Center (2023 - Present)


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Practice Locations

Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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Excellent and thorough Dermatologist!
Communicated very well. Very complete exam and explanation of problem to the patient. I have been seeing her about 15 years and she is like this at every visit.
Excellent explanations, care and service for this dermatology visit. Thank you.
She was excellent
Dr. Chang was excellent! She answered all of my questions.
exceptionally positive. Dr. Chang is not only wonderful in sharing her expertise — she is also personable and an excellent communicator. Would recommend to all!
I like she explains everything, takes time to ask and answer questions and concerns.
Attentive, answer questions patiently, accommodating
Dr Anne Chang is astutely observant, compassionate, professional and efficient. She keeps pace with the current developments in her field and she is a wonderful mentor for our next generation of doctors. She is the best!
Efficient caring doctor
Well done doctorkeep up the good work !
Very professional and knowledgeable
La doctora Anne Chang fue muy puntual, cordial y profesionalmente eficiente muy conocedora de su mi problema y me encantaría en el futuro si mi dermatóloga principal no está que la doctora Chang me ayudara
Dr. Chang is a rock star when it comes staying on top of my skin, I have a red head’s complexion, so she is great on staying on top of all that encompasses that.
Thorough visit, albeit quick.
Dr. Chang is ver nice and very professional. She asked questions that it’s very easy to understand. She explained clear bout my bruising what might have caused it. She cares about my medical needs. She’s a keeper as Dermatologist.
She’s top notch.
See prior question. All I can say about Stanford is that their MDs are current and the people who answer the phones are exceptionally excellent as is Doctor Anne Chang
Dr. Anne Chang is an excellent doctor. She diagnosed my problem correctly. Now I am fully healed. I cannot thank you enough! You are an asset to Stanford hospital.
Dr. Chang is a very conscientious, thorough and caring physician - she is also a kind person.
The visit was and really appreciated everything that Dr. Chang was able to do for me. She was extremely kind, and easily to talk to. She listened to my concerned and provided meaningful solutions. Would highly recommend Dr. Chang
Attentive, informative, helpful
Love Dr. Chang she is awesome
Dr Chang is very good, kind and efficient.
Dr Chang seems knowledgeable and caring.
Dr.Chang is straightforward and is able to communicate caring and concern. She responds to all questions and concerns-she checks to see if we have any other questions before signing off . She creates a sense of confidence because if her knowledge and thoroughness. She asks his I am, how are my grandkids, etc She expresses concern for me as a person.
Dr Chang seems to have good knowledge about the medications of my insurance company approved list. Good communications overall. A modernized doctor visit experience.
I though Dr Chang was thorough for a first visit and I appreciated her opinion. Would definitely recommend.
Dr.Chang is incredible! Besides her calm demeanor, she is an excellent listener, she’s knowledgeable and she’s always attentive. I have had 4appointments with her: one in-person and 3 video visits. Each time, she’s been punctual and professional. I trust her completely with my care. She is probably one of the best physicians I have ever had!!
Excellent Medical Support
The care team was exceptional in reviewing my condition, concerns, and the follow up. Excellent exerience.
Exceptional care and caring! Never rushed.
Very thorough and did not feel rushed
Dr Chang is excellent
Excellent doctor
She is.very professional, thorough and kind.
The Dr's listened to my problems, showed concern, and provided solutions.
Answering all questions - very kind.
Dr. Chang is wonderfully caring, thoughtful and meticulous. Very thankful to be her patient.
dr. Chang does an outstanidng job; really cares about the patient
Very likely
Great visit. Very helpful
Very professional and caring
Anne Chang is amazing!
De Chang is always so detailed and thorough. I am very happy that she is my doctor.
Dr.Cheng is very observant, well informed and communicates very well with patients
Compassionate expert care
Dr. Chang saved my life!
I totally trust Dr. Chang and her expertise!
Dr. Chang took time with me and fully understood my concerns today!! She provided great medical advice to me to!! Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor!!
excellent physician
I felt Dr. Change was very professional and sensitive. She answered all my questions thoroughly.
I am so fortunate to have Dr. Chang as my provider!
Anne Lynn Su Chang is an excellent doctor
Thank you for helping me, you are indeed professional & caring.
Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor. Thanks lots to Dr. Chang!
Dr. Chang is a very caring doctor
Dr Chang is excellent
Caring and expert care
Dr Chang is wonderful! She listens carefully and always shows concern about me as a person.
Dr, Anne Chang is a good doctor,,,she is better than I expected,,,I will refer my family and my friend to her
Excellent Dr! Always calm and answers all my questions.
Dr Chang is an excelent doctor.
I am very happy with Dr chang.
Very personable Physician.
The visit went well, covered all the problems that I have.
Good visit
She was so thorough and questioned me about everything skin related. Was an excellent apt and exceptional care.
Dr. Chang is great!
Dr. Chang is excellent, very attentive and thorough,
Dr. Chang is an expert and compassionate physician. I am a grateful patient.
She was attentive, patient, a good listener, and offered up solutions to my several problem areas. I would absolutely recommend her and I’m very happy that she is my provider. In addition she is very responsive on MyHealth and answers questions in a timely manner as they arise.
attendant very courteous & Dr Chang very pleasant & friendly..
Dr Chang is superb
She was thorough, easy to talk to and answered all my questions.
Dr. Chang and Dr. So are excellent and thorough. I really value both doctors' expertise.
This doctor is caring and listens to my questions
Very good thanks
The Dermatology Department at Stanford is excellent. The doctors and staff are knowledgeable, professional and kind.
Dr. Chang is a very caring doctor and is quite patient and takes the time to explain her actions.
She's very accommodating and nice
The assisting doctor was very informative, decent and respectful
I appreciate the thorough exam Dr. Chang gave me. I thank her for listening to my concerns and taking the time to examine my skin.
I think Dr. Chang did the best possible with the time and tools given. I know doctors are under alot of pressure and I appreciated her attention to my needs and kindness.
Very knowledgeable efficient and kind
I have been treated by Dr. Chang for probably 5 years now. I am so fortunate to have her as my dermatology skin cancer doctor. There's something so great about consistency, which we often no longer have in today's medical services. And besides being consistent, Dr Chang is a fabulous doctor.
Dr. Chang is brilliant and very thorough. She has fantastic communication skills and is extremely attentive to accuracy and detail. Her ability to focus on solutions after making comprehensive observations inspires confidence and produces positive outcomes. I feel totally secure about my health and am grateful to have Dr. Chang as my doctor.
she was great
Dr. Chang was not forgiving at all about a miscommunication we had during the visit which shouldn’t be unexpected during video visits. She was visibly annoyed and frustrated which made me feel like I couldn’t fully express my concerns. I left the appointment feeling unheard and unclear about my treatment plan.
Dr. Chang was very understanding. She listened to me, which I appreciated. She was honest, which I appreciated. I uploaded photos ahead of the visit of the areas of concern. She recognized what I was talking about. Dermatologists that I had seen for years couldn't see what I was concerned with.
Very helpful. We have scheduled an in-person appointment next month.
Love my dermatologists she is awesome and has taken care of me for years
Very helpful
The facility is outstanding and the doctor excellent
Dr. Chang always provided my mom with good, useful advice about her skin condition as soon as she was able. We appreciate her help and the fact the she made herself available the best she can when we needed her assistance.
Very personable, explained everything, thorough and attentive. Excellent without question
My video visit with Dr. Anne Chang went excellently and she went through great length to accommodate me under the circumstances.
She is so down to earth and patient. She listens to me, and answers the questions I ask. I never have to say, "Is there any other question that I should be asking, but don't know enough to ask?" I trust her implicity.
I would absolutely recommend
Thank you Dr. Chang, very thorough in diagnosis and clear explanations!
Thank you doctor! You are knowledgeable. The information about my hair loss was very hope giving!
She is a very caring, professional doctor. She listens and answers questions, very much to the point. My mother (Dr. Chang's patient) likes her a lot.
all the doctors and residents are so knowledgeable and able to communicate the issues accurately
Easy to talk to and unrushed
Dr. Chang and staff are the best!!
She was 20 minutes late to my appointment, but i am sure it was not her fault. She did cure my problem, so that’s good enough for me.
She’s wonderful. After decades of struggling with Rosacea, she got it under control. I feel like I have been given my face back. I am so grateful.
Love Dr. Chang she is a consummate professional and takes good care of me
Dr Chang is so caring and careful in describing next steps, I appreciate her style.
Excellent Dr
Thank you
Dr. Chang is caring and smart and proactive for my care.
Listens well, patient, answered questions
Great Doctor
Anne is awesome!!! She got up to speed SUPER QUICKLY, even though the referring clinic didn't send her any information about my problem. She immediately knew about everything I was asking her, and was very helpful and quick in working with me to find a prescription at a new compounding pharmacy. Throughout the entire call, her empathetic and thoughtful personality put me at ease and made our visit positively delightful. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!
Great doc, great resident. Really appreciate Dr. Chang's expertise, professionalism, and thoroughness.
Thank you for your time!
Great doc. Great skill.
Dr Chang is an excellent doctor, an organized professional and a first rate communicator. I value her enormously
She seemed thorough and detailed and reasonable. She explained her thought process. Happy with the visit.
She's a great communicator and very easy to communicate with. Have lots of confidence in her treatments.
Great Doctor
Dr. Chang was knowledgeable, clear, helpful, and kind.
Caring doctor with great expertise
Very Good
Trust in her decisions
She was very good at listening to my needs and perspective
Excellent treatment and service
Great doctor, easy to talk to.
Great professional practice.
I am glad she referred me to a surgeon. She also gave me some ideas regarding another matter on my face
She is very patient and understanding.
Dr. Chang is extremely caring doctor who knows her business. She runs her practice like a concierge service. She takes time to explain all the details. She did the surgery. I had no pain and during the operation.
Excellent! She listens and asks appropriate questions. She seems to not be in a rush. The dermatology department at Stanford is staffed with amazing people. I see a lot of different departments but Dermatology stands out.
Thank you for your time and your fast, astute interpretation of my skin issues. I look forward to seeing you in three months, live. Best, Maureen Cronan
Liked she spent time answering all my questions.
Dr Chang is always very through when she does the exam, she points out concerns and explains in detail what the concern is and if needed what kind of action can be taken. Dr Chang is always very friendly and takes the time to listen to what you have to say.
Dr. Chang represents the very finest of her profession. She has exhibited expertise and insight working multiple difficult cancer and medical treatment issues that inspires me to beat this disease.
I have known Dr. Chang for a long time. She saved my husband's life! I so trust her, her knowledge, patience and support. Beyond words!
Excellent physician
All comfort was very good.
Dr Chang is absolutely deserving of all the praise I can offer. She and her assistants are always very thorough and compassionate.
Dr. Chang has provided me with the highest level of care, and caring, I have ever received. Her knowledge and professionalism are unequaled in my experience.
Dr. Chang was very thorough & spent the necessary time to go over my whole body for pre-cancerous cells & put nitrous oxide in them.
I really trust her expertise and care.
This was a great experience and helped earned my trust after a past horrendous experience with a Dr Yao
Ann is Outstanding!
All concerns were addressed!
I recommend her all the time
Dr. Anne Chang is very good and very busy. She always tries to spend as much time with me but she is on a schedule that the clinic controls.
Dr. Chang always seems to be running late.
Dr. Chang is the best.
Dr. Chang is always amazing with me. She listens and understands the complexities of my medical history and how they affect her work with me. Perfection.
I appreciate Dr. Chang's care. I feel this COVID epidemic has caused a great deal of pressure on all concerned and think I could feel this from her and from myself. The experience was handled very well but the stressors of the COVID for me were alot to handle in a medical setting.
Dr. Chang is always very thorough, explains everything very well listens and answers my concerns and questions.
Dr. Chang is always thorough, explains all services, listens and acknowledge all questions.
Dr. Anne Chang has always been an excellent MD healthcare provider. I have been treated by her for over 5 years. She is extremely knowledgeable, considerate, professional and thorough. She always answers my questions, maintains privacy & includes me in choices about my care.
Dr. Chang is one of the best doctors that I have been seen by. Dr. Chang always provides very informative explanations and answers.
Got all my questions answered in detail.
Brief and simple visit
Very happy with my medical services
Dr. Chang, as always, was patient, knowledgeable, explained very thoroughly. She didn't rush the appointment and was very helpful.
Very good.
Dr. Chang is very personal & professional.
Could not have been better.
Dr. Anne Chang is an artist with the liquid nitrogen spray treatment for skin cancer removal. I didn't have any noticeable blisters in the days after the treatment.
I'm very happy with Dr. Chang and prefer her to other dermatologist.
Dr. Chang is a fantastic doctor. She really cares about my welfare. Explains everything in detail & always has lots of time to spend on my concerns.
Aid & doctor were very nice & efficient.
I would recommend that someone with rosacea see her as that is a speciality with her.
Dr. Chang is an outstanding doctor and clinician.
She was patient with me and was willing to repeat things when I asked.
All does need more time with their patients!
Initial appt., was good but reserve judgment until after the study.
Outstanding! Dr. Chang explained the procedures very well. Visit was productive, educational. I have already recommended Dr. Chang to several friends.
Dr.Chang is outstanding!
Really appreciate Dr. Chang and her nurse. They are exceptional in their roles.
Dr. Chang is great!
Confidence will be developed over more than 1 visit. Recommendation - also. I liked Dr. Chang very much and asked that I see her on any dermatology issues in the future.
Dr. Anne Chang is a fantastic doctor & I feel very privileged to have her as my doctor.
Very knowledgeable doctor and resident
As always Dr. Chang is professional, confident and explained my procedure.
Dr. Chang is the "gold standard" to which other physicians should be compared! She's a knowledgeable, down-to-earth professional.
I have vbery few doctor at standford because of the way they treat like your not a person or understand your own health. Dr. Chang is different she makes feel like she care about and wants to be a part of your own health a partner with her. She is one of your better doctors you should have her teach your other doctor that we are people not a disease.
Great teacher collaborates well with resident. Very caring and conscientious in her approach.
Dr. Chang is a caring and patient physician who talks about the current state of my skin issues and presents treatment options when asked.
Dr. Chang and her staff are outstanding in their care. Would recommend her to others without reservations.
Very good.
Excellent, outstanding caring.
Dr. Anne Chang is very personable not in a rush; very communicative & warm natured; I felt VERY cared for. Dr. Assai surgeon did but not Dr. Chang.
Dr. Chang is great! She always spends time and answers all questions and I feel gives special attention to my needs.
Short visit, time necessary was provided.
The doctor was/is very nice and gave me all the info I needed.
great staff
The best experience of all dermatologists I have been treated by at Stanford or University of Pittsburgh
5 star
Dr. Chang is a very caring physician while a lot of true concern for my health.
excellent physician, very focused on solving my problems
I have recommended Dr. Ann Chang to various friends of my mothers
Dr. Anne Chang is excellent. She is very professional, caring and patient. I refer friends to seek her for treatment also.
Both my attending physician and her student resident assistant were very attentive and professional. This has always been one of the best outpatient clinics at Stanford
The doctor was great, answered all my questions and pointed out things that we should discuss.
Fabulous physicians and staff
Pleasant experience and exemplary service by all staff members.
Dr. Chang is off the chart. I've been seeing her for many years now. She knows I've had a lot of personal tragedy this year & while it doesn't relate to derm, she makes sure my body is appropriately covered during the exam. This is something she just seems to do intuitively.
Outstanding physician. I feel privileged to be able to be seen/treated by Dr. Chang.
Dr. Chang referred me to the connective tissue disorder clinic due to a recent Sjogren's diagnosis - I appreciate her proactive approach.
Dr. Chang is very professional and patient. She cares about the patient and very friendly to talk to.
Very good -
She is an amazing, attentive, knowledgeable, caring Dr. One of the best in all fields. thank you
I am thoroughly satisfied with all aspects of my visit.
Again Dr. Chang and her staff are always professional and courteous and very thorough. They inspire confidence and I very pleased with how well they take care of their patients.
Dr. Chang forgot to refill my subscriptions. I had 4 refills that we discussed. I went to pharmacy to pick them up 4 days after my appt & Dr. Chang never ordered the refills. I had to go back a different day -
She was very apologetic about the delay, which was very nice of her. She treated me very thoroughly and answered all questions I had.
Great experience, as always with Dr. Chang.
A great experience. Thank you
Doctor didn't warn me that medication was very expensive and might require prior authorization from insurance company.
Dr. Anne Chang was most excellent!
Wonderful bedside manner, show of compassion, sharing of medical issues.
Very good.
Very good.
Its all good.
Dr. Chang is superb.
Very good experience!
Dr. Anne Chang is an excellent dr! Very personable, listens, clearly explains things, does not leave patients waiting. Can't say enough good things about her, have been going for years, very respectable and respectful dr.
Very good.
Very good.
Long period good experience.

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