Clinical Associate Professor @ University of British Columbia
Dr. Edmond S. Chan MD, FRCPC, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology at BC Children’s Hospital. He is a recipient of the CSACI’s Jerry Dolovich Award for his contributions to allergy and clinic immunology in Canada.
Dr. Chan’s research includes conducting clinical trials for epicutaneous peanut immunotherapy; studying the association between food allergy and anxiety; development and evaluation of an e-health tool to educate the general public about food allergy; co-leading an eosinophilic esophagitis registry; and examining the barriers and solutions towards greater adoption of oral food challenges. His projects aim to translate research findings into clinical care. Dr. Chan has also taken a national role in health advocacy as lead author of the first Canadian position statement on allergy prevention and dietary exposure in high-risk infants, representing both the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (CSACI). He is a co-author of the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s NIAID guidelines on peanut allergy prevention.