Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Dr. Chan is a dual-fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sports injuries in both the pediatric and adolescent growing athlete. His goal is to help each athlete return to their sport using both surgical and non-surgical treatments while emphasizing injury prevention.
His areas of expertise include tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus, shoulder instability, patellar instability, cartilage defects, osteochondritis dissecans lesions, and pediatric trauma. He offers arthroscopic and open treatment options for sports injuries in athletes with either open or closed growth plates.
Dr. Chan received both his undergraduate and medical degree at Brown University. He then completed orthopaedic surgery residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center where he developed an interest in treating the growing athlete. He subsequently pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a second fellowing in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Columbia University Medical Center Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.
Dr. Chan's interests include identifying risk factors for growth plate injuries during ACL reconstruction, developing new strategies to prevent pediatric sports injuries, and clinical outcomes of surgical reconstructions in the pediatric athlete.