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Sue Chang, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology
  • Pathologist

Sue Chang, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
Research Focus
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Head and neck pathology
  • Pathology informatics
Other Languages Spoken
  • Mandarin

Sue Chang, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Chang graduated cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusettes, then went on to receive her medical doctorate from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Later, she completed an anatomical/clinical pathology residency at UCLA Health where she was honored as chief resident, and a resident informaticist. She furthered her training with a cytopathology fellowship at UCLA Health and a surgical pathology fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. During her academic and professional training, Dr. Chang exhibited leadership qualities as resident champion of UCLA’s CareConnect Initiative, resident delegate of the UCLA Graduate Medical Education Committee, steering committee member for the UCLA Institute for Molecular Medicine Seminar Series and board member of the Medical Student Research Forum at New York Medical College.

Board-certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, Dr. Chang is the recipient of many honors and awards including the selection to the Harvard College Dean’s list during four years of undergraduate work, research awards from UCLA, and the Association for Pathology Informatics Travel Award. She has published several articles in the peer-reviewed literature, and has been invited to present her work nationally. Dr. Chang’s professional interests include surgical pathology and cytology, as well as pathology informatics. In her free time, she enjoys collecting rare and vintage medical textbooks, reading biographies and historical fiction, traveling abroad, karaoke, personal finance/investment and fantasy football.

  • 2016-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2004-2006, Staff Research Assistant, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, Los Angeles, CA


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  • 2010, M.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2004, B.A., Biology, cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA,


  • 2015-2016, Cytopathology Fellowship, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014-2015, Surgical Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2014-2015, Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • 2010-2014, Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA,
  • 2016, Diplomate, Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
  • 2014, Diplomate, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  • Chang S, Loda M. (2017) Chapter 18. Pathology and Molecular Pathology of Renal Cancer. In: M Loda, L Mucci, MV Hemelrijck, N Tchrakian, and M Mittelstadt (Ed.), Pathology and Epidemiology of Cancer (pp. 335-346). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Howitt BE, Chang S, Eszlinger M, Paschke R, Drage MG, Krane JF, Barletta JA. Fine needle aspiration diagnoses of non-infiltrative, non-invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol 2015;144,850-7.
  • Chang S, Krane JF. Atypia of Undetermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance. Pathol Case Rev. 2015;20(3).
  • Chang S, Smith E, Levin M, Rao JY, Moatamed NA. Comparative study of ProEx C immunocytochemistry and UroVysion fluorescent in-situ hybridization assays on urine cytology specimens. Cytojournal 2014;11:34.
  • Buzzanco A, Gomez A, Rodriguez E, French BA, Tillman BA, Chang S, Ganapathy E, Junrungsee S, Zarrinpar A, Agopian VG, Naini B, French SW Sr., French SW Jr. Digital quantitation of HCC-associated stem cell markers and protein quality control factors using tissue arrays of human liver sections. Exp Mol Pathol 2014;97(3):399-410.
  • Chang S, Moatamed NA, Ky C, Salami N, Apple SK. The sheep in wolf’s clothing: vegetable and fruit particles mimicking cells and microorganisms in cytology specimens. J Cytol Histol 2013;5:207. DOI:10.4172/2157-7099.1000207
  • Lu D, Chang S, Cook H, Alizadeh Y, Karam AK, Moatamed N, Dry SM. Genital rhabdomyoma of the urethra in an infant girl. Hum Pathol. 2012;43(4):597-600.
  • Yew A, Kim W, Chang S, Yang I. Delayed intracranial and bony metastasis of paraganglioma. Surg Neurol Int 2011;2:62.
  • Martins PN, Chang S, Mahadevappa B, Martins AB, Sheiner P. Liver grafts from selected older donors do not have significantly more ischaemia reperfusion injury. HPB 2011;13(3):212-20.
  • Chang, S. A matter of life and death: a medical student's perspective on organ procurement. Quill & Scope: The NYMC Student Medical Journal 2009;2:64-66.
  • Canfield MR, Chang S, Pierce NE. The double cloak of invisibility: phenotypic plasticity and larval decoration in a geometrid moth Synchlora frondaria across three diet treatments. Ecological Entomology 2009;34(3):412-14.
  • 2016-present, the Professional and Community Engagement Committee of the College of American Pathologists
  • 2014-2015, New England Society of Pathologists
  • 2014-2015, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 2012-present, American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • 2011-present, College of American Pathologists
  • 2010-present, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • 2010-present, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists
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