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Kiki D. Chang, MD, Psychiatrist, Private Practice

Kiki D. Chang, M.D.

Palo Alto, CA 

Dr. Chang is a Psychiatrist in private practice in Palo Alto, CA. He is a former Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Child Psychiatry. He is also former Director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Clinic, where he specialized in pediatric psychopharmacology and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Dr. Chang also previously directed the Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology courses at Stanford. 

Dr. Chang graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received his M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his general psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati and his child psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University. After a postdoctoral research fellowship, Dr. Chang joined the Stanford faculty in 1999. 

Dr. Chang is the recipient of the Eli Lilly Pilot Research Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Depression, and the 2003 American Psychiatric Association/AstraZeneca Young Minds in Psychiatry Award. He has been the recipient of two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards and has received a 5-year Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. 

As Director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program, Dr. Chang conducts research into various facets of bipolar disorder. He is currently conducting phenomenologic, biologic, pharmacologic, and genetic studies of bipolar disorder in adults and children. These studies include brain imaging (MRI, MRS, fMRI) and medication trials. He is particularly interested in detecting prodromal bipolar disorder in children who might then be treated to prevent the development of full bipolar disorder. To do this, he has been studying children of parents with bipolar disorder who are at high risk for developing the disorder themselves. 

Dr. Chang is the author of numerous papers and book chapters regarding bipolar disorder and pediatric psychopharmacology and has presented widely at national and international scientific conferences and meetings. 

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