Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

General dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist

Professor of Dermatology

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Mandarin , Spanish


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.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2008) 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)


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Practice Locations

Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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(58 reviews)

Dr. Tang and Dr. Voller provided excellent care.
Dr. Tang and her interns are the best...
Knowledgeable, kind, good patient care
Dr. Yang is professional and friendly.
Highest Rating!
Thank you for all the wonderful work
Excellent, concerned care
She ,a senior dermatology doctor, is absolutely full of experience and always replies my questions. She is excellent!
Dr. Tang is definitely one of the best doctors my husband and I have ever had. She has the unique ability to engage the patient in a partnership. She has such a respectful manner that we both feel comfortable with her. We both regard her highly.
Dr. Tang is wonderful; she is concerned, thorough, and very thoughtful.
Dr Tang was amazing! Friendly, caring, informative, thorough, upbeat
Professional and efficient.
she worked quickly but thoroughly to determine my issue
She’s very nice!
Care couldn't be better...Dt. Tang and her Interns are the best...
Dr. Tang is not just medically knowledgeable but she is also a caring doctor with broad medical expertise other than dermatology. She also knows her patient well enough to assure him/her any long term concern such as give me a thorough skin examination due to previous Mohs surgery
She is the Best
Dr. Tang is an excellent doctor. She's very empathetic and explained things well.
Dr. Tang is an excellent provider. She is caring and is sincere when discussing my needs and care regarding my condition.
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.
Dr Tang is the absolute best. Worth waiting to see her. Thorough, caring and easy to understand.
Though not a tall glass, Dr. Tang is better than fresh-squeezed OJ.
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.
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.
Dr. Tang is the BEST.
Very glad to be a Dr. Tang patient.
Dr. Tang is wonderful.
If I could've rated higher I would have. Dr. Tang & her interns are excellent care givers.
all went well and on time
The physician assistant was thorough but the dr. barely had any time for me.
Dr. Jean Tang is a very good doctor. I have itching for 18 years, went to so many dermatologists. She cured my itching.
Dr. Tang was fantastic. This was my 1st time seeing Dr. Jean Tang. Great doctor.
Very good team in this department!!!
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!!!
All went well
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 -
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.
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).
Excellent care & explaining.
A+ for Dr. Tang.
Dr. Tang is knowledgeable, thorough & I rec'd what I needed.
Dr. Tang is efficient, thorough and listens to my concerns.
Dr. Tang & her resident have excellent bedside manner.
Dr Tang is a good doctor.
Excellent doctor!!!
Excellent experience for first visit.
Dr. Tang is very good,
Only good experience plus confidence & trust in her medical knowledge.
Only negative is that Dr. Tang takes sabbaticals - so she isn't always available.
Dr. Tang is excellent in her knowledge regarding transplant patients.
Dr. Tang is excellent!
A+ - all super.
Very satisfied with provider.
She only works one day a week.
Dr. Tang is excellent in the field of post transplant patients care. She is the best.

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