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Jolie L. Chang


Chief, Sleep Surgery

Dr. Jolie L. Chang is an otolaryngologist who specializes in surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea. She serves as chief of the UCSF Division of Sleep Surgery. She has expertise in sleep endoscopy (a technique for assessing the airway during sleep) and upper airway surgery, snoring surgery, palate surgery, tongue base surgery and hypoglossal nerve stimulation implant surgery (implanting a device that controls tongue movement in sleep). She also specializes in minimally invasive surgery for noncancerous salivary gland disorders (such as salivary stones) with sialendoscopy (a method of examining the salivary gland openings and removing obstructions using a very small endoscope). She treats salivary blockage from stones and salivary issues related to treatment with radioactive iodine. She is also an expert in ultrasound of the head and neck and ear, nose and throat disorders.

Chang's research interests include decision making in health care and improvements for sleep apnea therapy and sialendoscopy. She has written on topics related to hearing loss, salivary obstruction symptoms and treatment, otolaryngology resident perspectives, and smell and taste changes related to COVID-19. She has also authored book chapters on sleep apnea therapies, salivary disorders and imaging for salivary glands. She serves as the director of resident research for otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.

Chang graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree and a master of engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science. She earned her medical degree and completed her residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at UCSF. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2007

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am committed to helping each person choose the best therapies to enhance quality of life and sleep health.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    255 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Nov 21, 2023
    Certainly would recommend her
    Nov 16, 2023
    The wait time in the little room(s) was too much
    Sep 30, 2023
    The provider was knowledgeable.
    Sep 28, 2023
    Excellent Service
    Sep 21, 2023
    Thank you UCSF you guys are excellent thanks again take care and God bless
    Sep 16, 2023
    Absolutely excellent service
    Sep 02, 2023
    Dr. Chang was very through in her exam and explanation of my symptoms. She provided details of possible next steps and possible risks which help me make an informed decision.
    Aug 24, 2023
    This team has always been absolutely amazing
    Aug 05, 2023
    Very caring and knowledgeable
    Jul 29, 2023
    Dr Chang is an excellent practitioner.
    Jun 25, 2023
    Fantastic experience I really liked the Doctor she listened and took her time to explain and address all my concerns
    Jun 10, 2023
    Provided had a student come into the room Did not notified me if I was confortable . Provider just wakes away ..I didn't know if my visit was over or not
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr is good but her receptionist are very unprofessional.
    May 18, 2023
    May 18, 2023
    Dr. Chang was very professional and personable. She thoroughly explained the course of my care and answered all my questions.
    Apr 23, 2023
    Dr Chang and staff are excellent !! I came to her for a second opinion on my condition and Dr Chang handled my issue to my complete satisfaction !!
    Apr 19, 2023
    Always good
    Apr 06, 2023
    My impression of Dr. Chang very knowledgeable very professional and she took the time to explain all my options and pro and cons for each option. I do understand why there Is a 3-4 months of wait to see her.
    Mar 16, 2023
    Care provider totally understanding knowledgeable
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr. Jolie Chang struck me as very diligent & had clearly read all of the records I sent in & was familiar with their contents. This level of preparedness impressed me. She also struck me as very knowledgeable.
    Jan 31, 2023
    I greatly appreciate Dr. Chang's care and expertise.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Dr Chang was great. Excellent explanations and answered my questions directly and succinctly.
    Dec 15, 2022
    Very thorough & professional
    Dec 06, 2022
    Dr Jolie Chang was an absolute pleasure to work with.
    Nov 06, 2022
    I wasn't able to receive the treatment I needed because of the communication problem with the office with my insurance company. I still have to pay visiting fee for no treatment I received.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Completely appreciated Dr.Chang's demeanor empathy and expertise.
    Oct 25, 2022
    What was great was that nurse took all my information and recorded everything so when I saw the doctor she gave me full undivided attention and didn't have to be side tracked by loading more info into the computer fantastic !
    Oct 25, 2022
    Dr Jolie Chang is the best
    Oct 22, 2022
    Excellent Service
    Oct 18, 2022
    Exceptional and Professional!
    Aug 23, 2022
    Physician appeared to care more about teaching residents than patient's experience of clinical encounter. Patient's discomfort with multiple people crowding her in a small exam room (also during the COVID-19 pandemic) and disclosure of past trauma was initially met with arrogance and insensitivity. Patient was forced to persist to get physician to listen to her and eventually accepted a compromise. After this poor start the encounter was a good one with physician spending adequate time with patient being responsive and communicating well.
    Aug 23, 2022
    Dr J . Chang was amazing! I've been feeling down about my health situation but Dr Chang really encouraged me and going forward. I'm really glad I found her on your website and I look forward to working with her. She was so kind friendly and explained listen to me and answered my questions
    Aug 08, 2022
    I would highly recommend this physician except for the wait time to get an appointment.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr. Chang is an excellent listener and engages in dialogue to make sure I am understanding treatment. I can't say enough great things about her. I have highly recommend her and this treatment to several people.
    Aug 02, 2022
    Dr. Chang is highly competent with outstanding communication skills. I am confident in her recommendations and approach. Highly professional.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Apr 28, 2022
    Mar 10, 2022
    Dr. Chang listens well doesn't rush through my appointments and I feel that she cares about my well-being.