Dr. Chan has been very involved in creating national practice standards for GREI. She is an active member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and was a lead author on CFAS national guidelines on preimplantation genetic testing. She started the Greater Toronto Area Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GTA-REI) Network, and is involved in collaborative research projects with other fertility specialists throughout the city.
Dr. Chan is passionate about research on the molecular mechanisms behind implantation and conception. Her areas of interest include studying uterine receptivity in IVF, pre-implantation genetic testing, as well as reproductive immunology. She has received national and international accolades for research, including awards from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI).
Dr. Chan enjoys educating the next generation of fertility experts. She is a course director for the University of Toronto Masters of Health Sciences in LMP, Clinical Embryology Stream. She is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and is actively involved in teaching laparoscopic surgery skills at local and international conferences. Dr. Chan is also involved in fertility outreach to the Canadian Chinese community. She can converse in Mandarin, Chinese, and has been featured on Fairchild Radio and Singtao Daily.
More About Dr. Chan
We asked each of our doctors some questions so you can to learn more about who they are as people, not just scientists and clinicians.
What motivates you?
Reproductive medicine is my calling. I love my patients and I love the science. I strive to be a champion for my patients and to help them achieve their goals. There is nothing more motivating than seeing them succeed with a beautiful baby in their arms. Conducting research and helping to create best practices also motivate me. I enjoy advancing the field by contributing to research and educating the next generation through teaching at the university. I feel like the academic side of my work will be my legacy. I LOVE my job.
What is your message to patients who are struggling to create their family?
Give yourself grace. None of this is your fault. You are doing all the right things and we are here to help you. Also – you are stronger than you think, and you will get through this.
What would your patients say about you?
I think my patients would say I care about them, sometimes to the point of obsessiveness. I think my patients know that I am working very hard for them, sometimes behind the scenes. I think they would say I like to individualize their care, and treat patients like I would want to be treated myself. I also tend to feel the same emotions they are feeling, as they navigate through their fertility journey.