Pediatric Allergist; Head & Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine; Investigator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia

Dr. Chan is a Pediatric Allergist in the Allergy clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. He is also a clinical investigator at the BCCH Research Institute and his research interests are in food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Multi-centre national and international research studies include an oral cow’s milk immunotherapy clinical trial, several epicutaneous peanut immunotherapy clinical trials, national food allergy registries (peanut, seafood, etc), a national anaphylaxis registry, CHILD study birth cohort peanut allergy outcomes, national oral food challenge barriers & solutions, Health Canada study of emerging food allergens, and national/international early peanut introduction implementation studies. Local (including provincial) projects that have national extensions include our food allergy E-Health tool, food allergy-related anxiety, confidence with using epinephrine autoinjectors, our EoE registry, and EoE Biomarkers. QI (Quality improvement) projects together with Child Health BC include educating about early peanut introduction together with public health nurses, and pre-school peanut oral immunotherapy implementation. He has been an author on multiple clinical practice guidelines including CPS/CSACI and NIAID/National Institutes of Health) food allergy prevention guidelines, and AGA/Joint Task Force eosinophilic esophagitis guidelines.

Experience

  • –present
    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Honours

2017 CSACI Jerry Dolovich Award (for excellence in clinical work, teaching, research, and serving as a leader & role model)