Tara I. Chang

Tara I. Chang

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

Bio:   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.
4.8 out of 5
34 Patient Ratings
40 Patient Comments

Hypertension Center

Hypertension Center
  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A11
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Kidney Clinic (Nephrology) at Boswell Building

Kidney Clinic (Nephrology) at Boswell Building
  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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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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Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Chang was great.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Good!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Outstanding, caring, knowledgeable physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Chang is thorough, caring, knowledgeable. Been comfortable with her since my first visit. Complete trust in her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Chang is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Chang is outstanding! An excellent decision maker.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Good services.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

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.

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4.8 out of 5
34 Patient Ratings
40 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Chang was great.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Good!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Outstanding, caring, knowledgeable physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Chang is thorough, caring, knowledgeable. Been comfortable with her since my first visit. Complete trust in her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Chang is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Chang is outstanding! An excellent decision maker.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Good services.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Good experience. Explanations were clear.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Physician is only available one (1) day a week for clinic appointments! That's the only thing that I'd disliked!!! No flexibility!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Chang is a TRULY wonderful, knowledgeable, caring physician!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Chang is outstanding in every category!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Chang is the best.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I felt like someone really cared and that an answer would be found. I finally had some hope!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Tara was wonderful! She explained everything so well that a non-physician could understand! Loved her!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Awesome!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Anything that good!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

One of my best doctors.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Excellent doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Good experience!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Chang is by far the best Dr. I have seen @ Stanford Hospital.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Chang is excellent, though very busy. Easy to talk to - shows concern.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Tara Chang is an absolutely superb doctor! Took plenty of time to discuss options, very caring!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Good!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

That so good and very good!

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

She is excellent!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I love my new doctor and trust her and Stanford completely.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I like very to point didn't spend a lot of time which was good for us.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Excellent.