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Robert Chang

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Byers Eye Institute 2452 Watson Ct MC 5353 Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel Work (650) 723-6995 Fax (650) 725-6619
    Stanford Byers Eye Institute 2452 Watson Ct MC 5353 Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel Work (650) 723-6995 Fax (650) 725-6619
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Theresa Menzies Administrative Associate Tel Work 650-725-5743
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


Dr. Chang is a clinician-scientist with a busy surgical practice and an interest in early stage medical device development and healthcare IT startups. His clinical research revolves around understanding the association between myopia and glaucoma. He is currently co-developing EyeGo for Remote Eye Care Triage.

Clinical Focus

  • Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma and cataract surgery
  • Medical Education
  • Mobile Health
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Myopia
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Glaucoma Fellowship Co-Director, Stanford Ophthalmology (2009 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Stanford Society of Physician Scholars (SSPS) Grant, SSPS (2014)
  • Stanford Spectrum Medtech Innovation Grant, Spectrum (2014)
  • Stanford Center Peking University Faculty Fellowship Program Award, SCPKU (May 2014)
  • Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program Grant, Stanford (2013)
  • America Glaucoma Society MAPS grant, AGS (2011)
  • Heed Fellow, Heed Foundation (2007)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, AAO (2009 - present)
  • Member, AGS (2009 - present)

Professional Education

Residency: Washington University in St Louis MO (2007)
Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute FL (2009)
Internship: Northshore University Health System IL (2004)
Medical Education: University of Missouri MO (2002)
Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2008)

Community and International Work



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am a clinician-scientist (80% clinical 20% research) focusing on patient care, physician innovation, biodesign, and design thinking.

Startup Projects:
1) EyeGo -- custom iPhone attachment coupled with a HIPAA-secure app to facilitate taking pictures of the front and the back of the eye to enhance physician to physician communication
2) -- free online interactive education platform using spaced repetition to help teach the subjective interpretation of optic disc photos
3) -- nonprofit foundation developing free online visual field screening

Selected Current and Past Research Projects:
1) Young Chinese Myopes with Minimally Progressive Field Defects
2) Determining Optic Nerve Head Anatomical Correlates in Chinese and Caucasian Myopes With and Without Visual Field Defects Using SD OCT
3) Examining the Differences in Corneal Biomechanical Properties in Patients with Glaucoma and Myopia Using the Oculus Corvis ST
4) Effectiveness of Low Vision Referrals: An Assessment of Patient Quality of Life and Physician Perceptions of Low Vision Services at Aravind Eye Hospital
5) Employing Gaze-Tracking Analysis to Determine How Subjects Gather Visual Information During Field Testing
6) Predictive Factors for Performance on Visual Field Testing in Patients with Glaucomatous Disease
7) Comparison of SD-OCT Structural Parameters in Chinese Patients with Normal-Tension Glaucoma and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
8) Peristat Online Visual Field Screening for Glaucoma
9) Dietary, Supplemental and Total Intake of Select Nutrients with Risk of Glaucoma in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)
10) Factors Associated with Patient Satisfaction Scores for Cataract and Glaucoma Patients
11) Remote Triage by Ophthalmic Imaging with Mobile Devices
12) Rarebit Perimetry Normative Database Collection and Test Parameter Analysis
13) Cirrus SD OCT –Ganglion Cell Normative Database Collection


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