Vivian Y. Chang, MD
Dr. Vivian Y. Chang (“Vivian”) is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She received her Bachelors degree in Biological Chemistry and English from Wellesley College, before attending medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She went on to train in general pediatrics at the University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital, and then in pediatric hematology-oncology at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital. She also obtained a Masters degree in Bioinformatics at UCLA during her fellowship. With colleagues in medical genetics, she established the Pediatric Cancer Predisposition program at UCLA in 2012, the first multidisciplinary clinic of its kind on the west coast.
Vivian’s research interests are in BLM and its role in hematopoietic stem cell maintenance and regeneration after injury and aging. The long-term goals of her research are to identify ways to augment DNA repair, prevent cancers, and ameliorate side effects when possible. She is honored to be part of the Bloom syndrome community and is looking forward to working together.