Robert Chang, MD

Robert Chang, MD

Glaucoma specialist, Cataract specialist, Ophthalmologic surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Chang runs a busy glaucoma and cataract surgical practice with special expertise in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS such as iStent, ECP, trabectome, cyclo G6, Cypass, Aquesys) and complex cataract removal using the latest technologies including intraop aberrometry and toric lenses as well as Symfony. He is an expert on optical coherence tomography (OCT) having helped the development of Zeiss Cirrus. He emphasizes personalized medicine using OCT and visual fields. Besides state of the art clinical care, cutting edge research, and world class education (> 100 lectures including international teaching and volunteer work), he is involved in the development of novel mobile health devices and digital health startups as well as scientific advisor to multiple pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Current research interests include: differentiating high myopia from glaucoma, improving glaucoma medication compliance, eye care screening with mobile devices, computer vision machine learning, and validating and commercializing new medical devices.

Dr. Chang co-invented the EyeGo Smartphone imaging adapter, which was licensed to Digisight Technologies (now called the PAXOS scope https://www.digisight.net/digisight/paxos-scope.php). He brings translational medtech to the market to improve patient care. He is also the co-creator of an immersive, cross-cultural Stanford-China entrepreneurship graduate seminar (www.dhealthchina.com) and leads several hybrid biodesign hackathon seminars including Hong Kong (www.dreamcatchers.hku.hk/?p=1268), Brazil (www.hipuc.com), Beijing, and Stanford. He is a Fellow of the Stanford Center of Innovation for Global Health, a Biodesign Faculty Fellow, and Lean Launchpad educator. He also won first place in the 2015 Philips Healthsuite Hackathon and the 2016 Robert Howard Design Award to improve his team's latest consumer medtech wearable startup for air pollution.
4.7 out of 5
464 Patient Ratings
43 Patient Comments

Cataracts and Intraocular Lenses

Glaucoma Clinic

Professional Education

  • Residency: Washington University in St Louis (2007) MO
  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2009) FL
  • Internship: Northshore University Health System (2004) IL
  • Medical Education: University of Missouri (2002) MO
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2008)

Honors & Awards

  • Heed Fellow, Heed Foundation (2007)
  • America Glaucoma Society MAPS grant, AGS (2011)
  • Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Grant, Stanford (2013)
  • Winner Best Pivot, Stanford Startxmed Innovation Challenge (2013)
  • Stanford Society of Physician Scholars (SSPS) Grant, SSPS (2014)
  • Stanford Spectrum Medtech Innovation Grant, Spectrum (2014)
  • Circular 2D Polarized LCD TV on Improvement of Eye Fatigue and Eye Movement Control, TCL Research America Grant (2014-2015)
  • First Place, Philips Healthsuite Hackathon (2015)
  • Robert Howard Next Step Award, Lunar (2016)
  • Stanford Center Peking University Graduate Seminar Program, SCPKU (June 2015)
  • Stanford Center Peking University Faculty Fellowship Program Award, SCPKU (May 2014)

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Stanford Employer Based Optometry (2016 - Present)
  • Glaucoma Fellowship Co-Director, Stanford Ophthalmology (2009 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

3.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I am very happy with my cataract surgery. Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Very satisfied with the doctor

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I am impressed by amount of time that Dr. Chang spends to make sure he understands your problem

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chang was great with explaining and spending time with me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chang is excellent, knowledgeable, professional, caring, very patient, a dr. truly have a big heart! Though don't hope to see him often (which reflects situation not well), but love to see him in away!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I boast to others about the excellent care I received and how I won't go anywhere else and neither should they.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Good doctors and team healthcare support

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was especially impressed when an OCT scan was 'blurred' and Dr Chang took charge to re-do the scan. My vitreous solution (floater) was causing the blurred reading.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. should explain more about why this kind of things happen . Should explain detail.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Chang shhowed me a better way of using my eye drops. I have taken Dr. Chang's cards and given them to my local GP.

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4.7 out of 5
464 Patient Ratings
43 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I am very happy with my cataract surgery. Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Very satisfied with the doctor

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I am impressed by amount of time that Dr. Chang spends to make sure he understands your problem

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chang was great with explaining and spending time with me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chang is excellent, knowledgeable, professional, caring, very patient, a dr. truly have a big heart! Though don't hope to see him often (which reflects situation not well), but love to see him in away!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I boast to others about the excellent care I received and how I won't go anywhere else and neither should they.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Good doctors and team healthcare support

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was especially impressed when an OCT scan was 'blurred' and Dr Chang took charge to re-do the scan. My vitreous solution (floater) was causing the blurred reading.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. should explain more about why this kind of things happen . Should explain detail.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Chang shhowed me a better way of using my eye drops. I have taken Dr. Chang's cards and given them to my local GP.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

doctors are so "computerized" these days. entering information in computer during time with patient doesn't seem right (patient can't ask questions as not to disturb doctor), perhaps, this is unavoidable

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I thank God for having put me in the care of you all thanks to you all who treat me friendly.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very satisfied

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Chang has improved a lot in taking time to explain condition and treatments. Very good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Chang is excellent

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

DR Chang is a wonderful physician !

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I always recommend people in the valley where I live to go to Stanford if not getting results with the doctors here.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Chang is super nice ... explained everything to me and put me at ease with what's going on with my eyes.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Very knowledgeable, good reputation of surgery success.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

All are good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Care provider courteous & knows their job.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Chang was great!!!! Friendly, professional, relaxed and easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Chang is excellent! He is very good at listening, responding to questions, and explaining things. I think I am involved in shared decision-making regarding my treatment and can have a productive discussion with him about my condition, prognosis, treatment options, etc. He's an exemplary provider.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2015

very good

SHC Patient, May 2015

This provider tries his best to get back to me with my questions that I have for him.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Chang was very thorough explaining to me what has been happening to my eyes, and also clarified my unknown concerns with a plain language. This was my first time having an eye doctor clearly having me understood. I appreciate Dr. Chang's courtesy and language very much.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr Chang handled everything professionally, kindly, & clearly. I had 100% confidence in his abilities to do the job to the best of his abilities

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This was a bad experience. Instead of describing my options to me the doctor told me what option he would provide and I had to ask about other options. Then, he warned that other options cost more money. I believe I should have been presented with all the options and be able to make my own decision, including paying out of pocket for a more expensive option.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Good experience

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr and staffs were very nice. We were 1 hr late and he was able to take us.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I love my doctor Chang. He is awesome.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

These ratings are specifically for Dr. Chang, not anyone else in his practice.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

V. happy.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Chang is busy probably because he is very good -

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Personally I would recommend Dr. Chang very highly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

A wonderful experience. No comparison. Best treatment. People with highest courtesy.