Roxanne Chang, MD – Pediatrician

Torrance, CA— Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Roxanne Chang, MD is acknowledged as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member for her contributions to Pediatrics.

Dr. Roxanne Chang is a compassionate and dedicated pediatrician who has made it her mission to provide exceptional care to vulnerable children and their families at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center within the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. With a multifaceted role that encompasses various critical responsibilities, she has become a pillar of support for the young patients under her care.

In her role at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Chang serves as the Director of Pediatrics in the MAMA’s Prenatal Program, where she plays a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of expectant mothers and their babies. She also oversees the Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics Rotation, where she focuses on addressing developmental and behavioral concerns in children. Additionally, Dr. Chang acts as the Site Director of the Reach Out And Read Program, emphasizing the importance of early childhood literacy and education.

Dr. Chang’s areas of specialization cover a wide spectrum of pediatric concerns, including general pediatrics, pediatric mental health, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, developmental disabilities, foster care and adoption, prenatal substance and alcohol exposures, and early childhood mental health for infants and families. Her expertise allows her to provide comprehensive and holistic care to her young patients.

Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Chang is deeply committed to educating the next generation of medical professionals. She holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she imparts her knowledge and passion for pediatric care to aspiring physicians.

Dr. Chang’s educational journey is as impressive as her professional accomplishments. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in East Asian Studies and Philosophy from the esteemed Harvard University in 1996. Following her undergraduate studies, she pursued her Medical Degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, graduating in 2000. Subsequently, she completed her residency in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center from 2000 to 2003.

As a testament to her dedication to excellence and ongoing commitment to learning, Dr. Chang holds the prestigious title of Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The ABP’s mission is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet rigorous standards of excellence and are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.

Pediatrics is a specialized branch of medicine focused on the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that individuals be under pediatric care until the age of 21. Pediatricians like Dr. Chang are trained to examine, diagnose, and treat children with a wide range of injuries and illnesses as they progress through their developmental stages.

Dr. Chang is not only dedicated to her clinical practice but also actively contributes to her community. She serves as a valued member of the Board of Directors and a pediatric consultant at Community’s Child, Inc. This organization’s mission is to provide homeless women with infants, healthy alternatives to abuse, poverty, addictions, and hopelessness. Dr. Chang has held the position of Medical Director for Community’s Child Annual Spring Health Education and Screening Outreach since February 2014.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Chang has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Senior Thesis from Harvard University in June 1996, the Letter of Distinction from Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics in January 1999, the Resident Teaching Award from Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics in June 2003, and the Making a Difference Award in 2019, associated with Community’s Child, Inc.

On a more personal note, Dr. Chang is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish, further enhancing her ability to connect with a diverse range of patients and families.

Dr. Chang attributes much of her success to the guidance and mentorship of several distinguished individuals, including Dr. Adam Jonas, Dr. Monica Sifuentes, Dr. Lynn Smith, and Dr. Tara Neirheusen. Their influence has shaped her into the compassionate and accomplished pediatrician she is today.

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