Albert Chang

Albert Chang MD

Albert J. Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St. 1st floor M1215
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: 415 514-2023
Fax: 415 476-7370

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Professional Focus

Dr. Albert Chang specializes in radiation therapy for treatment of genitourinary malignancies, gastrointestinal malignancies, and gynecologic malignancies. He has expertise in modern radiation techniques such as stereotactic body radiotherapy, CyberKnife radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy.

Dr. Chang received his Ph.D. in molecular medicine and his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in 2007. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine. His research interests are in the development of molecular imaging probes and targeted therapies. He has developed multiple imaging agents with the ability to characterize tumors at the cellular level. These imaging agents have the potential to be used for defining disease extent, predicting treatment response, and optimizing therapy. He is also involved in the design of clinical trials investigating the advanced imaging technologies, radiation therapy techniques, and targeted drug therapies that allow for the maximization of therapeutic effect while minimizing treatment side effects.


1997 UC Davis BS (SCL) Biochemistry
2007 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA MD/PhD  
2008 Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Oakland, CA Internship  
2012 Washington University School of Medicine, Saint-Louis, MO Resident Radiation Therapy

Professional Experience

2012-present UCSF Assistant Professor in Residence Radiation Oncology

Awards & Honors

1997 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
1998 Tsai Foundation Medical Student Scholarship
2004 Henry I. Russek Student Research Achiement
2005 Karin Grunenbaum Cancer Research Foundation Grant
2008-2012 American Board of Radiology, Leonard B. Holman Research Pathway Resident Award
2010 American Radium Society Travel Grant Award
2010 National Cancer Care Network (NCCN) Fellow
2011 ASTRO Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium Travel Grant
2011 Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting Travel
2011 Seattle Prostate Institute Brachytherapy Course
2011 American Association for Cancer Research Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop
2011 Radiation Therapy Oncology Group/American College of Radiology Fellowship
2011 RSNA Research Resident Fellow Grant


Recent Significant Publications :

Garsa AA, Chang AJ, DeWees T, Spencer CR, Adkins DR, Dehdashti F, Gay H, Thorstad WL.Prognostic Value of 18F-FDG PET Metabolic Parmaters in Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Radiat Oncol. 2012 Sept 13 [Epub ahead of print].

Chang AJ, Roach M 3rd. Radium-223: down to the bone, and less is more. Oncology (Williston Park). 2012 Apr;26(4):342, 344.

Chang AJ, Richardson S, Grigsby PW, Schwarz JK. Split-field helical tomotherapy with or without chemotherapy for definitive treatment of cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1;82(1):263-9.

Chang AJ, De Silva R, Lapi S. ImmunoPET of Her-2/neu expression with 89Zr-radiolabeled trastuzumab. Accepted to Pharmaceuticals.

Chang AJ, De Silva R, Lapi S. In Vivo PET imaging of differential EGFR expression with 89Zr-radiolabled panitumumab. Accepted to Molecular Imaging and Biology.

Chang AJ, Zhao H, Moore K, Taylor M, Zoberi I, Powell SN, Klein E. Image Guidance for External Beam Partial Breast Irradiation. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2011 In Press

Chang AJ, Dehdashti F, Bradley, JD. The Role of Positron Emission Tomography for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2011 In Press.

Chang AJ, Bradley JD., Clinical Perspectives on Dose Escalation for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clinical Lung Cancer. 2010 Sep. 1;11(5):299-302.

Myerson RJ, Outlaw ED, Chang A, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Grigsby PW, Kodner IJ, Malayapa RS, Mutch MG, Parikh P, Picus J, Tan BR. Radiotherapy for Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Anus: Thirty Years’ Experience. Int J Radiat Biol Phys. 2009 Oct. 1;75(2):428-35.