Kiki Chang MD

Kiki Chang, MD, is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Palo Alto, CA, and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Center at Houston.  From 1999 – 2017 he was on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Child Psychiatry, where he was Professor and Director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Clinic and Research Program, specializing in pediatric psychopharmacology and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.  His research includes brain imaging, genetics, and medication and psychotherapy trials, designed to identify those at highest risk for bipolar disorder and methods to intervene to prevent its onset.

In 2012, Dr. Chang co-founded the Stanford Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) Clinic and Research Program at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He then expanded his research to include immunologic, inflammatory, and brain imaging research in PANS in order to understand the medical etiology and better treatment algorithms for these afflicted youth.

Dr. Chang graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1988 and received his M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 1993.  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 2003 American Psychiatric Association/ AstraZeneca Young Minds in Psychiatry Award. His research has been funded by the NIMH, NARSAD, the Prechter Fund, the Hahn Family, and other private donors.  He is the recipient of multiple K-Awards and R01 grants from the NIMH.

Dr. Chang is the author of over 130 papers and book chapters regarding bipolar disorder and PANS and has presented widely at national and international scientific conferences and meetings.