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Sandy Chang

Yale College Associate Dean for Science & Quantitative Reasoning Education, Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Contact Information

Sandy Chang, MD, PhD, BS

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Laboratory Medicine

    PO Box 208035

    New Haven, CT 06520-8035

    United States



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.

Beginning in 2017, Dr. Chang is also the Associate Dean of Science Education and Quantitative Reasoning and Undergraduate Research at Yale College.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Brigham & Women's Hospital (2000)
  • Resident
    Brigham & Women's Hospital (1998)
  • MD
    Cornell University Medical College (1997)
  • PhD
    Rockefeller University (1996)
  • BS
    Yale University (1988)


  • Invited speaker to many international conferences
    Invited speaker to many international conferences

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Election into the American Society of Clinical InvestigationAmerican Society of Clinical Investigation2009
Ellis Benson AwardAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists2007
Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Scholar AwardSidney Kimmel Foundation2005
New Scholar in Aging AwardEllison Medical Foundation2001

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