Kay Chang, MD

Kay Chang, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Palo Alto, CA

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery), Stanford University Medical Center

Office Address

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  • 730 Welch Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Phone: (650) 497-8841


  • Dr. Chang received his B.A. magna cum laude at Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He continued there for his M.D. degree, receiving the Henry Randall Prize and the Sigma Xi Award. He completed his Otolaryngology residency in Seattle, at the University of Washington. This was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2000. Dr. Chang's clinical practice is based at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and is focused on Pediatric Otology. He has specific clinical interests in congenital hearing loss, congenital ear anomalies, microtia and atresia reconstruction, and pediatric cochlear implantation. His research interests are also in hearing loss, and include neonatal hearing screening, genetics of hearing loss, otoacoustic emissions, auditory physiology, and ototoxicity. After investigating animal models for prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity, he is actively involved in several human clinical trials that may drastically decrease the number of children developing hearing loss after chemotherapy, and also presented the Chang Ototoxicity grade in Journal of Clinical Oncology (2009). His current research interests include the radiologic evaluation of congenital inner ear anomalies, and the analysis of how Connexin-based mutations can alter management of infants with congenital hearing loss.

Dr. Chang's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric Otology; Otologic Surgical Procedures; Auditory Research; Ototoxicity; Cochlear Implantation; Microtia Reconstruction; Canal Atresia Reconstruction; Medical Device Research And Development

Dr. Chang's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Associate ProfessorStanford University
    Stanford, CA
    Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology (2000-2008)
  • Associate ProfessorStanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Chang's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterFellowship, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonResidency, Otolaryngology
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonResidency, General Surgery
  • Brown Univ Program in MedWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityMedical School
  • Brown UniversityBrown UniversityOther Training, B.A., Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Magna Cum Laude

Dr. Chang's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2000 - 2014
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology, 1999

Dr. Chang's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck SurgeryFoundation Honor AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2013
  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors2012-2013
  • Patients’ Choice Award2011-2014
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Dr. Chang's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • The proximal bronchoplasty retrieval technique for removal of embedded distal airway foreign bodiesHoff SR, Chang KW, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 1/1/2014
  • Hearing outcomes of atresia surgery versus osseointegrated bone conduction device in patients with congenital aural atresia: a systematic reviewNadaraja GS, Gurgel RK, Kim J, Chang KW, Otology & Neurotology, 10/1/2013
  • Lip Abscess Associated with Isotretinoin Treatment of Acne VulgarisHuoh KC, Chang KW, JAMA Dermatology, 8/1/2013
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  • Finance Committee, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)Chair2012 - Present
  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (journal)Editorial Board2009 - Present
  • Otology Neurotology (journal)Editorial Board2012 - Present
  • Hearing Committee, AAO-HNSMember2013 - Present

Dr. Chang's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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