Jolie L. Chang, MD, is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of the Division of Sleep Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Chang received her bachelor's and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. She then completed her medical degree and residency training at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Chang specializes in sleep apnea surgery and minimally invasive approaches for salivary gland surgery including sialendoscopy. Dr. Chang provides comprehensive and individualized evaluations for patients considering surgery for sleep apnea and specializes in sleep endoscopy, soft palate surgery, tongue base surgery, snoring surgery, and hypoglossal nerve stimulation implant surgery. She also has clinical expertise in ultrasonography for head and neck disorders.
Dr. Chang performs research in health care decision making and surgical outcomes for sleep apnea therapies. She has published work on surgical techniques and outcomes of minimally invasive sialendoscopy used for sialolithiasis (salivary stone) and duct stenosis treatment. She has studied hearing loss and its effect on brain plasticity, auditory function in bone diseases. Dr. Chang completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship and has successfully competed for funding from the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, the Triological Society, and the UCSF Academic Senate. She mentors students and trainees in research and is the Director of Resident Research for the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Salivary Gland Surgery and Sialendoscopy, General Otolaryngology.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Minimally invasive salivary gland surgery
Ultrasonography for head and neck disorders
Head and neck surgery, shared decision-making, sleep apnea therapy and outcomes, hearing rehabilitation, salivary disorders, minimally invasive salivary gland surgery, sialendoscopy, ultrasound.
Education and Training:
• Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
• Internship: University of California, San Francisco – General Surgery
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery