Howard Y. Chang

Dermatologist, General dermatologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Medical oncologist

Professor of Dermatology
Bio:   I am a physician-scientist who has trained in genome science. My research has focused on mechanisms that coordinate the activities of large number of genes in cell fate control. We made a series of discoveries that introduced the important and pervasive roles of long noncoding RNAs in biological regulation. My group has substantial experience in epigenetics and RNA biology, including invention of new methods for epigenomic profiling, map RNA occupancy on chromatin, and define RNA structures genome-wide. My group pioneered methods to identify key regulators of large-scale transcriptional programs; these methods have been highly fruitful for studies of development, cancer, and aging. The long term goal of my laboratory is to decipher the regulatory information in the human genome for disease diagnosis and therapy.
4.8 out of 5
72 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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General Dermatology Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (2004)
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2001) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2000) MA
  • Ph.D., MIT, Biology (1998)
  • A.B., Harvard, Biochemistry (1994)

Honors & Awards

  • Judson Daland Prize, American Philosophical Society (2014)
  • Salvador E. Luria Lecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012)
  • Montagna Lecture, Society for Investigative Dermatology (2012)
  • Alfred Marchionini Research Prize, Alfred Marchionini Foundation (2011)
  • CE.R.I.E.S. Award, Chanel Research and Technology (2010)
  • Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2009-2015)
  • Senior Scholar Award in Aging, Ellison Medical Foundation (2009)
  • Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2009)
  • Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, Vilcek Foundation (2009)
  • New Faculty Award, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (2008-2013)
  • Research Scholar Award, American Cancer Society (2007-2010)
  • Scholar Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2006-2008)
  • Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (K08), NIH (2004-2009)
  • Physician-Scientist Career Development Award, Dermatology Foundation (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Dermatology (2003)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, NIH Center of Excellence in Genomic Science: Center for Personal Dynamic Regulome (2014 - 2019)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

He's the best!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Chang is great!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I think Dr. Chang H is the top doctor of everything with other Derma D.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The resident MD working under Dr. Chang provided my care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Appt. availability is extremely limited.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Had good sessions - with both residents and Dr. Chang.

4.8 out of 5
72 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

He's the best!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Chang is great!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I think Dr. Chang H is the top doctor of everything with other Derma D.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The resident MD working under Dr. Chang provided my care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Appt. availability is extremely limited.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Had good sessions - with both residents and Dr. Chang.