Dr. Chang

Dr. Chang

Julia Y. F. Chang, DDS, PhD

Phone: 206.221.3960
Fax: 206.543.8054
Email: jyfchang@uw.edu

Assistant Professor and Pathologist


We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Julia Chang as a member of our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty to serve as Assistant Professor and Pathologist.  Bearing a distinguished background in the field of Oral Pathology, Dr. Chang possesses a zealous interest in both teaching and research, with a focused commitment to patient service through the departmental biopsy service and instruction of our dental students through her upcoming courses in oral pathology.

With her exceptional background and experience in oral pathology, both internationally and domestically, she has participated in teaching Oral Diagnosis clinics, courses of Oral Histology, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Pathology to dental and graduate students;  in addition,  she has managed up to 8,000 cases of biopsy and surgical specimens per year and set up a slide exchange system with Baylor and Temple Universities for the Oral Pathology Department of National Taiwan University Hospital.

Dr. Chang has pursued multiple research topics in the field of odontogenic epithelial stem cells, oral lichen planus, and oral squamous cell carcinomas.  She has over 25 papers published in reference journals related to these fields, in addition to over 20 presentations at both international and domestic professional meetings and workshops.

Dr. Chang is a certified fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and holds dental licenses and oral pathology certification in Texas, Taiwan, and the state of Washington.  She is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.

Her goals at the University of Washington are to combine clinical practice and research in an academic setting.  As a trained clinician-scientist, Dr. Chang has the expertise to contribute to dental academics by using modern molecular research tools to answer clinical questions, creating an interface between the clinical and research communities.  This interface between these two communities will afford a unique opportunity to ask scientific questions driven by clinical experiences in translating scientific data into clinically relevant standards or treatments.


  • DDS, National Taiwan University, 1998
  • General Dentistry Residency, National Taiwan University Hospital 2000
  • Oral Pathology Residency, National Taiwan University Hospital 2003
  • MS, National Taiwan University, 2003
  • Certificate, Oral Pathology, Baylor College of Dentistry, 2007
  • Ph.D., Baylor College of Dentistry, 2011

Clinical Interests

  • Head and neck pathology
  • Odontogenic epithelial stem cells
  • Oral lesions in pediatric patients
  • Oral lichen planus and oral squamous cell carcinomas

Research Interests

  • Odontogenic epithelial stem cells and regenerative dentistry
  • Pathogenesis of various types of odontogenic tumors
  • Therapeutic methods through the concept of stem cell biology
  • Human papillomavirus in oral squamous cell carcinomas

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