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Tien-Lan Chang | Medical Services

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Tien-Lan Chang | Education

Undergraduate School

Harvard University

1977, Cambridge, MA

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine

1981, Boston, MA

Internship

University of California at San Francisco

1982, San Francisco, CA

Residency

University of California at San Francisco

1984, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital

1987, Boston, MA

Tien-Lan Chang | Professional History

Dr. Chang completed his general pediatrics residency and decided to get additional training in pediatric gastroenterology. After a number of years in laboratory research, he decided to stay in clinical practice. Eventually he transitioned from a specialist to a primary care pediatrician. Having a strong background in pediatric gastroenterology means less need for referral to that specialty.

My first contact with a patient in a hospital setting was when I volunteered as an interpreter. I saw the loneliness of an elderly man and the difficulties of the family members trying to communicate with medical staff. I went into medicine to bridge that communication gap by listening to patients. I try to educate patients on preventive health care, including vaccinations.