Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

General dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist

Bio:   Jean Tang, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Dermatology and her research focuses on genetic skin diseases such as Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome and Epidermolysis Bullosa. She studies new ways to treat and prevent NSMC and melanoma. Dr. Tang has led or co-led the conduct and completion of 6 investigator initiated clinical trials in BCC and EB. She received her MD/PhD from Stanford (Biophysics), completed her dermatology residency at Stanford, and then went to UCSF for a 3 year post-doc in mouse genetics, while simultaneously pursuing formal coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trial design in the KL2 CTSI program.
4.9 out of 5
30 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto

Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto
  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City

General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City
  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic

High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCSF Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2008) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Radiology Residency (2004) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital and Clinics - Dermatology Department (2007) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University Hospital and Clinics - Dermatology Department (2003) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2007)
  • Fellow, Univ of Calif, San Francisco, KL2 Clinical Research (2009)
  • Resident, Stanford University, Dermatology (2007)
  • Intern, Santa Clara Valley, Medicine (2004)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Biophysics (2003)
  • MD, Stanford University, Medicine (2003)
  • BA, UC Berkeley, Biochemistry (1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Clinical Investigator Award, Damon Runyon (July 1 2011 - July 2014)
  • Health Services Investigator Award, American Skin Association (2009)
  • K23 Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (2009 - 2013)
  • Scholar-Innovator, Harrington Discovery Center (2014-2016)
  • Young Investigator Award, Prevent Cancer Organization (2007-2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, AACR Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Clinical Scholars Track, Dept Dermatology (2012 - Present)
  • President, American Dermatoepidemiology Network (2013 - 2015)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

5.0

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

5.0

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Tang is an excellent provider. She is caring and is sincere when discussing my needs and care regarding my condition.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Tang is well respected by her staff. I used to go to Valley Medical Center and they all (dermatologist) have worked with her. I will only go to Stanford Dermatology to see Dr. Tang.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Tang is the absolute best. Worth waiting to see her. Thorough, caring and easy to understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Though not a tall glass, Dr. Tang is better than fresh-squeezed OJ.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

DR. TANG IS VERY BUSY. WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE HER

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Tang is both professional and friendly and I trust her judgements and treatments. She is a perfect example of a good doctor in my estimation. The Dermatology Department has always been helpful, friendly, efficient and professional on my many visits.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I know the medication and went over some minute details with the doctor this time around. I explained that accutane the first time I had it cured chronic acne on my back which had reproduced and it's no cured. But, the dose requires some intricacy, and I used a true experience with a nice sun tan I had once and the tan cured temporarily my acne. But a sun burn did nothing to my acne and I just burned. So the even sun rays in correlation with accutane effects, I think that a lower dose would in fact key target all my acne and even the pores that are filled with puss. I had 100 mg which worked for one part of my body, which is my back. My face was treated with facials, using glycolic and tiny needles and lasers for my cysts and it worked. Hence my face needs accutane treatment. It should be simple, I estimated 70mg or so.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Very glad to be a Dr. Tang patient.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Tang is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Tang is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

If I could've rated higher I would have. Dr. Tang & her interns are excellent care givers.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

all went well and on time

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4.9 out of 5
30 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Tang is an excellent provider. She is caring and is sincere when discussing my needs and care regarding my condition.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Tang is well respected by her staff. I used to go to Valley Medical Center and they all (dermatologist) have worked with her. I will only go to Stanford Dermatology to see Dr. Tang.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Tang is the absolute best. Worth waiting to see her. Thorough, caring and easy to understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Though not a tall glass, Dr. Tang is better than fresh-squeezed OJ.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

DR. TANG IS VERY BUSY. WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE HER

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Tang is both professional and friendly and I trust her judgements and treatments. She is a perfect example of a good doctor in my estimation. The Dermatology Department has always been helpful, friendly, efficient and professional on my many visits.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I know the medication and went over some minute details with the doctor this time around. I explained that accutane the first time I had it cured chronic acne on my back which had reproduced and it's no cured. But, the dose requires some intricacy, and I used a true experience with a nice sun tan I had once and the tan cured temporarily my acne. But a sun burn did nothing to my acne and I just burned. So the even sun rays in correlation with accutane effects, I think that a lower dose would in fact key target all my acne and even the pores that are filled with puss. I had 100 mg which worked for one part of my body, which is my back. My face was treated with facials, using glycolic and tiny needles and lasers for my cysts and it worked. Hence my face needs accutane treatment. It should be simple, I estimated 70mg or so.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Very glad to be a Dr. Tang patient.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Tang is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Tang is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

If I could've rated higher I would have. Dr. Tang & her interns are excellent care givers.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

all went well and on time

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

The physician assistant was thorough but the dr. barely had any time for me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Jean Tang is a very good doctor. I have itching for 18 years, went to so many dermatologists. She cured my itching.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Tang was fantastic. This was my 1st time seeing Dr. Jean Tang. Great doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very good team in this department!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I was lucky to see Dr. Tang. I had a 4-5 mos. wait to see Dr. Ko on a routine visit for a problem he missed several months earlier!!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

All went well

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

One word describes Dr. Tang: Terrific. She is amazing - Very knowledgeable, caring and all around wonderful doctor. Stanford is fortunate to have her. I feel blessed to have her as my doctor -

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The resident (sorry; forgot her name) was very helpful by explaining every thing she did, and by answering all of my questions. OUTSTANDING bed side manner! I also appreciated Dr. Tang dropping in to say hello and asking if I had any questions.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Tang is amazing. She is the main reason I stay under the Stanford umbrella for health care (otherwise I would switch to be in the same system as my husband).

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent care & explaining.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

A+ for Dr. Tang.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Tang is knowledgeable, thorough & I rec'd what I needed.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Tang is efficient, thorough and listens to my concerns.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Tang & her resident have excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr Tang is a good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Excellent doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent experience for first visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Tang is very good,

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Only good experience plus confidence & trust in her medical knowledge.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Only negative is that Dr. Tang takes sabbaticals - so she isn't always available.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Tang is excellent in her knowledge regarding transplant patients.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Tang is excellent!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

A+ - all super.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very satisfied with provider.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

She only works one day a week.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Tang is excellent in the field of post transplant patients care. She is the best.