Tara I. Chang

Nephrologist - Kidney specialist, Refractory hypertension specialist, Heart and kidney disease specialist, Nephrologist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

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Tara Chang, MD, MS is a board-certified nephrologist who enjoys taking care of patients with all types of kidney diseases. She is also a certified Hypertension Specialist, and has a particular interest in treating patients with high blood pressure. In addition to her patient care duties, Dr. Chang maintains an active clinical research program, which focuses on studying cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. She has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Chang speaks conversational Mandarin. She enjoys jogging, yoga, and spending time with her husband, son and twin daughters.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (2020)
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco Internal Medicine Residency (2006) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Division of Nephrology (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Michigan Health System (2003) MI

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Clinical Research, Stanford Division of Nephrology (2016 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Hypertension Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A11

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Kidney Clinic (Nephrology) at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Stanford Primary Care in Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA

2518 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 101

Santa Clara , CA 95054

(408) 688-9720

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(76 reviews)

She’s always on time, listens and explains things well. I’m really thankful to have her as my doctor.
Excellent physician who put together a great team of specialists who gave me excellent care! Excellent job and God bless her! Thank you!
Extremely kind and caring Doctor. Great personality, extremely knowledgeable but not arrogant.
My doctor is very helpful and assuring. Though i forgot a question i wanted to ask, she is open to answer if ever i have one. I like her though our first meeting was brief, it was fruitful. Thanks so much.
did not review e-arrival nor history for first visit
Doctors are very patient and detail to my questions.
I have always had very good care at this hospital.
Thank you for accepting me as a patient. I look forward to working with you and your team.j
Very knowledgeable, kind, caring, and professional.
Dr. Tara Chang is awesome, very profesional and makes you feel very confident that you are under quality care. So grateful to be his patient.
Dr Chang is extremely likeable with great knowledge. She so pleasant and is to connect with. I'm always very pleased and impressed with Stanford physicians and surgeonss.
My visit was great. I had plenty of time to ask questions and have all of them answered. We ended the appointment with a clear plan on what to do next.
She’s an excellent doctor.
She is great. All of my questions were answered by her. Left appointment feeling very looked after, which is very reassuring.
Dr. Chang is very thorough, I always leave feeling very cared for.
Dr. Chang explains my sickness very well in detail . I felt better after my video visit
She is an excellent doctor. She prepares very well before the appointment. She keeps me motivated and upbeat. She keeps an eye on overall health and not only hypertension or kidney disease.
Dr. Chang was very clear in the explanations she gave and came through perfectly over the video link. She was also very personable and it was comfortable to meet her and speak with her for the first time over video.
Really like Dr.Tara. Very kind and listens to the patient. Really like her!
She is amazing!
Excellent physician! Great patient/doctor relationships Extremely smart! Very professional l.
Extremely happy with the Dr. Chang , her empathy and care is appreciated.
Dr. Chang is excellent and I’m so thankful that she is the doctor on my medical case. Give her a raise
Dr. Chang is a great listener and very understanding.
Always a pleasure to see Doctor Chang. I'm glad she is on my team of doctors.
Dr. Tara Chang is an excellent doctor. I am thankful she is my doctor. Very understanding, empathetic, listens carefully, answers all of my questions. Very encouraging and positive.
Thank you
I am very happy to have Dr Chang. She listens carefully, analyzes on the spot, and is very respectful. Out of all doctors I met at Stanford, she is my best doctor!
She is very personable, knowledgeable and professional . She is a joy to work together with.
Very professional and engaging.
Excellent doctor! Her team is well trained, organized, professional and will get things done! Dr. Chang is the best doctor I had in my entire time at Stanford. I have never had a doctor so in tuned with their patients. She answers every question and helps solves problems for all nephrological needs.
She is amazing and gives excellent care.
Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor. She reviewed all my lab work and explained the results to me. She clearly stated the follow-up process and promptly wrote the notes for my medical record.
Very good experience.
Great experience.
Good experience.
Dr. Chang was great.
I sincerely appreciate Dr. Chang, because she is very caring & concern about my health. She has called my home to see how I am doing, especially when my medicine has been changed. No other doctor has done that for me in the past. God bless my Dr. Tara Chang.
Outstanding, caring, knowledgeable physician.
Dr. Chang is thorough, caring, knowledgeable. Been comfortable with her since my first visit. Complete trust in her.
Dr. Chang is the BEST!
Dr. Chang is outstanding! An excellent decision maker.
Good services.
I am very sensitive to strong medication so I am very grateful to Dr. Chang because she calls me at home to see how I am doing. I've had to go thru a lot of different kind of med in order to REGULATE my blood pressure.
My care provider has been very CALM, very caring, informative, polite, kind and friendly at the same time. I sincerely appreciate their help, because she makes me feel at ease.
Good experience. Dr. Chang was very good at explaining to me about my condition and long term outlook. She answered my questions satisfactorily and was able to provide a very well rounded prospective to my conditions.
Dr. Chang was extremely concerning. Even made calls to the Derm. at another clinic that I was able to see right away. Shows that she cares about my condition and wanted it addressed right away.
Good experience.
Good experience. Explanations were clear.
Physician is only available one (1) day a week for clinic appointments! That's the only thing that I'd disliked!!! No flexibility!
Dr. Chang is a TRULY wonderful, knowledgeable, caring physician!
Dr. Chang is outstanding in every category!
Dr. Chang is the best.
AFter Dr. Chang changed my medication my BP had been much more stable. Dr. Chang talked to me in my mother tongue (Mandarin), which showed her kindness to a patient.
I felt like someone really cared and that an answer would be found. I finally had some hope!
Dr. Chang is direct and informative. She made me feel confident in my own communication and in her approach to my issue. Dr. Chang is a superb clinician and she is very empathetic.
Tara was wonderful! She explained everything so well that a non-physician could understand! Loved her!
Anything that good!
One of my best doctors.
Excellent doctor!
Good experience!
Dr. Chang is by far the best Dr. I have seen @ Stanford Hospital.
Dr. Chang is excellent, though very busy. Easy to talk to - shows concern.
Dr. Tara Chang is an absolutely superb doctor! Took plenty of time to discuss options, very caring!
That so good and very good!
She is excellent!
I wish that Stanford would treat people in wheelchair the same as non wheelchair. Set patient out of wheelchair for check over or check up.
I love my new doctor and trust her and Stanford completely.
I like very to point didn't spend a lot of time which was good for us.

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