Tara Chang, MD, Nephrology, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford Health Care


Nephrology Palo Alto, CA

Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Renal Failure & Dialysis, Hypertension

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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  • Office

    300 Pasteur Drive A160
    Stanford Medical Specialties - Kidney Clinic
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Phone(650) 723-6961
    Fax(650) 725-8418
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  • Dr. Tara Chang is a nephrologist in Palo Alto, CA and is affiliated with Stanford Health Care. She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice 14 years. She specializes in acute renal failure, chronic renal failure & dialysis, and hypertension and is experienced in hypertension, general nephrology, acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, and acute interstitial nephritis.

Education & Training

  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityFellowship, Nephrology, 2007 - 2010
  • Stanford UniversityM.S., Epidemiology, 2008 - 2009
  • Stanford UniversityMS, Epidemiology, 2007 - 2009
  • UCSF
    UCSFResidency, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2006
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 2003
  • Harvard UniversityB.A., Biochemical Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, 1995 - 1999
  • Harvard UniversityAB, Biochemical Sciences, Magna Cum Laude

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2005 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology
  • American Society of HypertensionHypertension Specialist

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Clinical Research, 2nd Place 11th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum, 2015
  • Fellow American Society of Nephrology, 2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • An experimentum crucis in salt sensitivity  
    Pao AC, Chang TI, Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 1/1/2017
  • Impact of drugs on intradialytic hypotension: antihypertensives and vasoconstrictors  
    Chang TI, Semin Dial, 1/1/2017
  • Medication adherence and visit-to-visit variability of systolic blood pressure in African Americans with chronic kidney disease in the AASK trial  
    Hong K, Muntner P, Kronish I, Shilane D, Chang TI, J Hum Hypertens, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters


  • SPRINT – What did this landmark trial show? 
    Orlando, FL - 1/19/2017
  • BP Variability and Risk of Death, ESRD and Cardiovascular Events in CKD Patients 
    New Orleans, CA - 1/4/2017
  • Antihypertensive Medication use in the Transition from CKD to Dialysis 
    New Orleans, CA - 1/3/2017
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Press Mentions

  • Dialysis Modality and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients with ESRD
    Dialysis Modality and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients with ESRDNovember 16, 2018 17:36
  • Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg Amputations
    Fewer Dialysis Patients Facing Leg AmputationsAugust 01, 2018 17:35
  • Leg Amputations Declined Among ESRD Patients
    Leg Amputations Declined Among ESRD PatientsJuly 19, 2018 17:40
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