Kay Chang

Pediatric otolaryngologist

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Bio:   Dr. Chang's clinical practice is based at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and is focused on Pediatric Otology. He has specific clinical interests in congenital hearing loss, congenital ear anomalies, microtia and atresia reconstruction, and pediatric cochlear implantation. His research interests are also in hearing loss, and include neonatal hearing screening, genetics of hearing loss, otoacoustic emissions, auditory physiology, and ototoxicity. He is actively involved in several human clinical trials looking at the prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity that may drastically decrease the number of children developing hearing loss after chemotherapy, and also presented the Chang Ototoxicity Scale in Journal of Clinical Oncology. His current research interests include the radiologic evaluation of congenital inner ear anomalies, and the analysis of how Connexin-based mutations can alter management of infants with congenital hearing loss.

Dr. Chang received his B.A. magna cum laude at Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He continued there for his M.D. degree, receiving the Henry Randall Prize and the Sigma Xi Award. He completed his Otolaryngology residency in Seattle, at the University of Washington. This was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2000.

Specialties: Pediatric Otology, Auditory Research, Ototoxicity, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, Microtia Reconstruction, Canal Atresia Reconstruction, Medical Device Research and Development

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2000) PA
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1999)
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center (1998) WA
  • Internship: University of Washington Medical Center (1993) WA
  • Medical Education: Brown University - School of Medicine (1992) RI
  • B.A., Brown University, Cognitive Science (1989)

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Scholar, USA (1985)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa (1988)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University (1989)
  • Milton Hamolsky Prize, Brown University (1989)
  • Leonard H. Campbell Scholarship, Brown University School of Medicine (1991)
  • Henry Randall Prize, Brown University (1992)
  • Sigma Xi Award, Sigma Xi (1992)
  • Resident Teaching Award, Stanford Otolaryngology (2003)
  • "Excellence in Teaching" award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2005)
  • Resident Teaching Award, Stanford Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Patients' Choice Award, - (2011-2012)
  • Top Ten Doctors, Vitals (2012)
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2012)
  • Acceptance of Triologic Thesis, Triological Society (2011)
  • AAO-HNS Foundation Honor Award, American Acad of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surg (2013)
  • American Otological Society (AOS), - (2014)

Administrative Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Otology Neurotology (2012 - Present)
  • Executive Steering Committee, LPCH Enterprise-Wide Scheduling Initiative (2012 - 2014)
  • Finance Committee Chair, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) (2012 - 2014)
  • Advanced Stanford Leadership Development Program, Stanford University (2012 - 2012)
  • Chair, Ototoxicity Consensus Conference, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) (2010 - 2010)
  • Editorial Board, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (2009 - 2014)
  • Stanford Faculty Fellows Program, Stanford University (2009 - 2009)
  • Ped/OB FPO Finance Committee, LPCH (2005 - Present)
  • Faculty Senate, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - 2008)
  • Policy Committee, LPCH (2004 - 2005)
  • Director of Medical Student Programs, Stanford Otolaryngology (2002 - 2011)
  • Care Improvement Committee, LPCH (2001 - 2011)