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    Anna Chang, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address3333 California St, Ste 380
    San Francisco CA 94118

      Dr. Anna Chang is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. She is a teacher, a clinician, and a leader of educational and clinical programs.

      Dr. Chang directs the Foundations of Patient Care clinical skills course for first and second year medical students. She is chair of the Academy of Medical Educators Innovations Funding Committee. Dr. Chang is an associate director of the Program for the Aging Century. She is also an associate editor of the JAMA Care of the Aging Patient series and the Current Diagnosis and Treatment for Geriatric Medicine, 2nd edition. Dr. Chang is a leader in the curricular innovations in the UCSF School of Medicine. She is active in the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American Geriatric Society.

      She completed the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program and Medical Education Research Fellowship. Dr. Chang received the 2009 UCSF Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for outstanding medical education research in clinical skills guidance and remediation. She also received the 2008 Betty and James E. Birren Emerging Leadership Award from the California Council for Geriatrics and Gerontology.

      Clinically, Dr. Chang is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. She cares for older adults in the hospital, skilled nursing, long term care, and hospice settings. Her clinical work is currently at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

      One of Dr. Chang's academic area of focus for scholarship is in medical education. Her work has included exploration of clinical skills learning and remediation, early identification of medical students with learning needs, self-directed learning goals, and entrustable professional activities in the setting of the patient centered medical home. She is now exploring innovations that integrate medical education, systems based practice, the use of portfolios, interprofessional team learning, and providing quality and safe care for older adult patients.

      Dr. Chang's selected publications include:

      Chang A, Chou CL, Hauer KE. Clinical Skills Remedial Training for Medical Students. Medical Education 2008 Oct;42(11):1118.

      Chang A, Boscardin C, Chou CL, Loeser H, Hauer KE.Predicting Failing Performance on a Standardized Patient Clinical Performance Examination: The Importance of Communication and Professionalism Skills Deficits. Acad Med. 2009 Oct;84(10 Suppl):S101-4.

      Chang A, Walter L. Recognizing Dementia as a Terminal Illness in Nursing Home Residents. Archives of Internal Medicine 2010, Jul 12;170(13):1107-9.

      Kelly A, Conell-Price J, Covinsky K, Cenzer I, Chang A, Boscardin, J, Smith AK. Lengths of Stay for Older Adults Residing in Nursing Homes at the End of Life. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 2010, Sep;58(9):1701-6

      Widera E, Chang A, Chen H. Presenteeism: A Public Health Hazard. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2010, 25(11):1244–7

      Chang A, Chou C, Teherani A, Hauer KE. Clinical skills-related learning goals of senior medical students after performance feedback. Medical Education 2011, Sep;45(9):878-85

      Chang A, Bowen J, Buranosky RA, Frankel RM, Ghosh N, Rosenblum MJ, Thompson S, Green ML. Transforming Primary Care Training - Patient Centered Medical Home Entrustable Professional Activities for Internal Medicine Residents. JGIM 2012. In Press

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      1. Chang A, Fernandez H, Cayea D, Chheda S, Paniagua M, Eckstrom E, Day H. Complexity in graduate medical education: a collaborative education agenda for internal medicine and geriatric medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):940-6.
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      2. Chang A, Bowen JL, Buranosky RA, Frankel RM, Ghosh N, Rosenblum MJ, Thompson S, Green ML. Transforming primary care training--patient-centered medical home entrustable professional activities for internal medicine residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jun; 28(6):801-9.
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      3. Ginty CT, Chang AM, Matsuura AC, Decker C, Le J, Green M, Litt HI, Hollander JE. Lack of sex disparity in cardiovascular testing after coronary computerized tomographic angiography. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb; 19(2):147-52.
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      4. Edwards M, Chang AM, Matsuura AC, Green M, Robey JM, Hollander JE. Relationship between pain severity and outcomes in patients presenting with potential acute coronary syndromes. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 58(6):501-7.
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      5. Chang A, Boscardin C, Chou CL, Loeser H, Hauer KE. Predicting failing performance on a standardized patient clinical performance examination: the importance of communication and professionalism skills deficits. Acad Med. 2009 Oct; 84(10 Suppl):S101-4.
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