Steven D. Chang, MD

Steven D. Chang, MD

Neurosurgeon, Aneurysm neurosurgeon, Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Pituitary tumors neurosurgeon, Stereotactic neurosurgeon, Neuro-oncologist

4.8 out of 5
311 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Brain Tumor Center at the Advanced Medicine Center, Clinic D

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Advanced Medicine Center Building

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-0084
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Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Brain Tumor Center

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Stroke Center

Vascular Malformations Clinic

Neurocritical Care Program

Neurogenetic Oncology Program

Brain Aneurysm Clinic

Cranial Base Center

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (2000) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1999) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1994) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1993) CA
  • Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2003)
  • AB, Stanford University, Quantitative Economics (1989)
  • BS, Stanford University, Biology (1989)
  • MD, Stanford University, Medicine (1993)

Honors & Awards

  • Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Professor in the Neurosciences, Stanford University (2008-)

Administrative Appointments

  • Capital Asset Management Committee, Stanford (2005 - 2010)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Cyberknife Program, Stanford (2003 - Present)
  • Co-Surgical Director, Pituitary Program, Stanford (2006 - 2007)
  • Director, Stanford Neuromolecular Innovation Program (2009 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Neurogenetics Program (2010 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, World Neurosurgery (2010 - 2012)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT (2010 - Present)
  • Neuroscience Service Line Committee, Stanford (2003 - Present)
  • Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Professor in the Neurosciences, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Topic Review Editor, Editorial Board, Neurosurgery (2005 - 2010)
  • Vice Chairman, Neurosurgery Strategic Development and Innovation, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

good

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Chang was very accommodating and adjusted his time to meet with us even though our appointment with him was one and one-half hours late due to the lateness of the MRI. We know that he is very busy and appreciated him seeing us as soon as possible so we could leave for our long drive home.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I had scheduled an appt. w/Stanford and UCSF; the outcome with Dr. Change convinced me he was the surgeon I wanted so I cancelled my UCSF appt.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Chang is an experience and good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Very positive experience. Very informative and yr. over yr. comparisons where given. I felt dr. was very attentive.

SHC Patient, May 2017

very good

SHC Patient, May 2017

Good -

SHC Patient, May 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very positive experience. Expert staff and an expert doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I think Dr. Chang is wonderful. He treats me like I am his only patient that day!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I had a very good visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

The nurse was very thorough in her explanations regarding follow-up care. The handouts she gave me were thorough. I was well informed in every way. I had total confidence in the care provider.

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4.8 out of 5
311 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

good

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Chang was very accommodating and adjusted his time to meet with us even though our appointment with him was one and one-half hours late due to the lateness of the MRI. We know that he is very busy and appreciated him seeing us as soon as possible so we could leave for our long drive home.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I had scheduled an appt. w/Stanford and UCSF; the outcome with Dr. Change convinced me he was the surgeon I wanted so I cancelled my UCSF appt.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Chang is an experience and good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Very positive experience. Very informative and yr. over yr. comparisons where given. I felt dr. was very attentive.

SHC Patient, May 2017

very good

SHC Patient, May 2017

Good -

SHC Patient, May 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very positive experience. Expert staff and an expert doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I think Dr. Chang is wonderful. He treats me like I am his only patient that day!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I had a very good visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

The nurse was very thorough in her explanations regarding follow-up care. The handouts she gave me were thorough. I was well informed in every way. I had total confidence in the care provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Every question was answered with care & compassion & with professional care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Chang is awesome (brilliant high be a better description) and people that smart communicate a bit differently - but left me with no un-answered or understood questions. It's hard to describe my satisfaction and feeling of being cared for by a really great and generally superior capable staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Excellent, kind and considerate care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Chang and his surgical team exceeded all my expectations at every level. They were patient, caring and informative. Most importantly, due to their excellent surgical skills - I have my life back.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Chang is trustworthy. I always appreciate his _____ & honesty. I listen carefully to whole he says, including as we make decisions. I trust him. And I'm glad to see him smiling more!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Due to severity and unpredictable aspects to my mothers complications it was sometimes difficult to get a thorough understanding in one sitting. Staff was flexible to speak to me whenever I had questions.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

If I have a question they always help me and answer my questions -

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Absolutely awesome feelings of the whole group!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Chang obviously knows his job. Made me feel very confident in my care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Very professional care providers & staff.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

We have moved from UCSF to Stanford to address my husband's ongoing pressure - Dr. Chang made us feel heard, seen, cared about, in good hands, and left us feeling like we not only have viable options, but a doctor who is interested in helping us. We are so thankful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

It was a great experience.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Chang has been accessible & responsive re: OUr medical questions. We are very appreciative & feel that he has been awesome and we are blessed by his care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Chang has been outstanding. Besides his vast experience and professionalism, he is supportive, encouraging, optimistic at every step of the way. Even questions I send via MyHealth between visits are answered immediately.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very thorough and informative follow-up visit. Explanation of the MRI and follow up treatment explained.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My visit was life changing for me - I can't be more thankful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

good experience

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Loved her!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Chang is a first rate Doctor. I'm very blessed to be a patient of his.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chang validated me & made me feel very secure. He's an excellent Doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Nice, educated.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good report from Roger's doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chang & his staff are amazing and always available to answer questions.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very knowledgeable & personable. Willing to have me include my husband in consult via speaker phone.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Good experience with Dr. Chang, he explained the MRI findings and showed me on a computer screen both pre - and post-treatment MRI.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Generous time spent and great personalized explanations and relationship

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Always seemed like he was in a hurry.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

A+.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Experience was good.

SHC Patient, May 2015

The attention was excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I am impressed with the amount of information they need to know in order to help each patient with their needs. I applaud them!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Chang is very thoughtful & remembers my on going concerns. He provides the best care I could ever hope for. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very personal! Very nice.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Chang & Dr. Swift ONLY praise! A+ team medically & friendliness.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Change was wonderful. He however, did not inform me, nor his staff, of what is required or my limitations post-operatively - however they moved mountains on that Friday afternoon to get me ready for surgery on Monday! Fantastic!

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

My overall opinion is the doctor is seeing too many patients???

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Always pleasant.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I've always had a lot of confidence in Dr. Chang.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The dr. has a lot of knowledge & experience in what he is doing.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

My provider was professional and courteous in every way. I feel very secure in the care I received.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Chang is a brilliant dr. - no doubt. However, I was far more impressed by Dr. Saltys - he would receive "very good" on everything. Outstanding presence. Dr. Chang.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Excellent service.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I cannot say enough good thing about Dr. Chang, Dr. Hancock and staff. Great experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Chang has PERSONALLY answered emails - something NO other doctor has done in my life!!

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Chang is the bomb!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I have already referred Dr. Chang to other patients - He's a GREAT doctor -

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Chang is extremely knowledgeable about my condition and explains things in lay person's terms. HE'S POPULAR because he is good!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Exceptional physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Chang removed a tumor on my optic nerve & I have always had excellent care by him.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Doctor acted like we were wasting his time. Knew nothing about my illness.