Kay Chang, MD

Kay Chang, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Palo Alto, CA

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

Office Address

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

Kay Chang, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Palo Alto, CA

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


  • 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.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Brown UniversityBrown University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2000 - 2016
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Foundation Honor AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2013
    • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors2012-2013

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • The proximal bronchoplasty retrieval technique for removal of embedded distal airway foreign bodies  Hoff 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 review  Nadaraja GS, Gurgel RK, Kim J, Chang KW, Otology & Neurotology, 10/1/2013
    • Lip Abscess Associated with Isotretinoin Treatment of Acne Vulgaris  Huoh KC, Chang KW, JAMA Dermatology, 8/1/2013


    • Finance Committee, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) Chair 2012 - Present
    • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (journal) Editorial Board 2009 - Present
    • Otology Neurotology (journal) Editorial Board 2012 - Present
    • Hearing Committee, AAO-HNS Member 2013 - Present

    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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