Jennifer Chang

Jenny Chang

Jennifer Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Instructor
Department of Radiation Oncology

University of California, San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Box 1708,1600 Divisadero St, H1031
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Professional Focus

Dr. Jennifer Chang is a radiation oncologist with an interest in treating melanomas of the eye, as well as other malignancies. She has expertise in proton beam radiation therapy and other modern radiation therapy techniques, and she works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to her patients.

Dr. Chang completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. She then earned her medical degree from Harvard University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in genetics. She then completed her residency at UCSF.


1997-2001 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor BS Chemistry and Biochemistry
2001-2011 Harvard Medical School MD, PhD Medicine, Genetics
2011-2012 Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts Internship  
2012-2016 University of California, San Francisco Residency Radiation Oncology
2014-2015 University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident Radiation Oncology

Professional Experience

2016-present University of California, San Francisco Clinical Instructor Proton therapy for ocular melanoma

Awards & Honors

2015 American Radium Society travel grant
2015 UCSF Patient Care Fund award

Recent Significant Publications :

Chang JS, Chen J, Weinberg VK, Fowble B, Sethi RA. Evaluation of Heart Dose for Left-Sided Breast Cancer Patients Over an 11-Year Period Spanning the Transition From 2-Dimensional to 3-Dimensional Planning. Clin Breast Cancer. 2016;16(5):396-401. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2016.05.013. PubMed PMID: 27292181.

Chang JS, Ma L, Barani IJ, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Larson DA. Hippocampal Dose With Radiosurgery for Multiple Intracranial Targets: The Rationale for Proactive Beam Shaping. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2016;15(4):555-9. doi: 10.1177/1533034615590934. PubMed PMID: 26113558.

Chang JS, Perez-Andujar A, Barani IJ, Ma L, Larson DA. Estimating the probability of underdosing microscopic brain metastases with hippocampal-sparing whole-brain radiation. Radiother Oncol. 2016;120(2):248-52. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2016.05.030. PubMed PMID: 27406442.