Brief Bio

Dr. Chan has over 25 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, inventor, researcher and entrepreneur. He has brought a number of innovations from concept to standard surgical care, including a vacuum mixing system for total joint replacements and a suture passer for arthroscopic surgery.

He is until recently an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), with appointments at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Bioengineering.  He is emeritus Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and emeritus Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. His previous experience as the Director of Technology Transfer Office and as the Senior Director of NUS Enterprise at the National University of Singapore provide Dr. Chan with unique executive and management skills. He was on the governing board of the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore from 2009 to 2015. He teaches a course on BioDesign for the third-year Bioengineering students at NUS. He holds a Master Degree of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto.  He completed orthopedic surgery training at the University of Toronto Residency Program and completed a spine fellowship under Dr Ian MacNab. His research interests is in the area of tissue engineering and the effects of nanotexture on stem cell differentiations. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and he currently holds over 40 issued patents, with more patents pending.