Sandy Chang PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Pathology; Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Biographical Info

Dr. Chang graduated with a BS from Yale College in 1988, and obtained his MD from Cornell University Medical College and his PhD from Rockefeller University in 1997. He completed residency in Clinical Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and did his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ronald DePinho at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, before joining the faculty at Yale Medical School as a tenured Associate Professor in 2010. Dr. Chang's research interests focuses on how telomeres, protein/DNA structures at the ends of chromosomes, are properly maintained to protect chromosome ends from engaging a DNA damage response.

Dr. Chang is the recipient of numerous awards, including those from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Ellsion Medical Foundation, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Ellis Benson Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. He was elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2009.

YCCI Scholar 2011

Project: 07/01/11 - 06/30/13

Impact of Multimorbidity on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

International Activity

  • (2002 - 2011)
    Invited speaker to many international conferences

Education & Training

Yale University (1988)
Rockefeller University (1996)
Cornell University Medical College (1997)
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Anatomic Pathology (1997 - 1998)
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Clinical Pathology (1998 - 2000)
Board Certification
Clinical Pathology, Board Certified  (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • New Scholar in Aging Award
    Ellison Medical Foundation (2001)
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Scholar Award
    Sidney Kimmel Foundation (2005)
  • Ellis Benson Award
    Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2007)
  • Election into the American Society of Clinical Investigation
    American Society of Clinical Investigation (2009)

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