Johanna Chang, M.D.




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Stanford University School of Medicine


UC San Diego


UC San Diego


Stanford University Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics




Dr. Johanna Chang is a pediatric rheumatologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego.

After graduating from medical school at Stanford University, Dr. Chang completed her residency in pediatrics at UC San Diego. She returned to Stanford for her fellowship in pediatric rheumatology and joined UC San Diego and Rady Children's in 2011.

Dr. Chang is interested in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of rheumatologic disorders and is especially interested in ultrasound use in the detection and management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She also manages patients in a combined renal-rheumatology clinic, a collaborative clinic staffed by both a rheumatologist and a nephrologist to care for children with kidney disease due to a rheumatologic disorder. She is a member of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance and is currently recruiting patients for ongoing clinical studies.

Dr. Chang is also a mother of two children and enjoys running, yoga, cooking and music.


Recurrent Fevers And Failure To Thrive In An Infant
Scott DR, Chan S, Chang JC, Broderick L, Hoffman H