Medical School: University of Baghdad College of Medicine
Residency: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Started Practice: 1981
Offices: San Leandro
Dr. Al-Bander is the president of Chabot Nephrology. Prior to joining the group, he was a faculty member of the UCSF Division of Nephrology. His research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Kidney International, and the American Journal of Physiology. He enjoys all aspects of clinical nephrology including chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, and maintenance dialysis. He strives to provide an evidence-based approach to treating his patients. He sees patients in the San Leandro and Hayward offices.
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center, Los Angeles, CA
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Palliative Medicine
Special Interests in Nephrology: Critical Care Nephrology, Hypertension
Languages: Chinese (Native in Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese)
Started Practice: 2013
Offices: Oakland Chinatown, San Leandro
Dr. Chang was born in Hong Kong and settled in the Bay Area when she was
fourteen years old. She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she spent a fifth year under the Medical Scholars
Program with scholarly interests in melanoma immunity and molecular
cardiology. She completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the UCLA-affiliated, combined Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Veterans Affair
West Los Angeles (West LA VA) Medical Center Program. She remained at
Cedars-Sinai/West LA VA and completed her nephrology fellowship in 2013.
Dr. Chang is board certified in internal medicine, palliative medicine, and
nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her personal interests include playing badminton, snorkeling, traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband, Brian, her family, and friends. She is native in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Shanghainese Chinese.
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship: Northwestern University
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
Special Interests in Nephrology: chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, transplant
Languages: Mandarin Chinese
Offices: Castro Valley, San Leandro
Dr. Yu joined Chabot Nephrology after completing nephrology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She grew up near Boston, MA, where she stayed for undergraduate education at MIT and moved westward for each stage of her medical training. She became interested in nephrology in residency while taking care of complex patients with kidney transplants, inspired by the close connections between the nephrologist and patient. Dr. Yu cares for patients across the whole spectrum of kidney disease, with specific interests in glomerular disease, transplant, chronic kidney disease, and dialysis. She is committed to building strong relationships with her patients to help them understand their disease process and improve their quality of life.