Associate Professor Bryan Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with first class honours and the University Medal from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2007. Prior to that he worked as a Pharmacist after graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy with first class honours from UQ in 2001.
Following his post-graduate Medical Oncology training across tertiary hospitals in Queensland, he was awarded Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2014. Dr Chan then completed a 2-year clinical and research fellowship with the University of Toronto and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada. Whilst there, he was also Chief Fellow, providing advocacy and oversight for over 60 international oncology and haematology fellows.
In 2017, he returned to Queensland and joined the team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where he is the lead for both Thoracic Oncology and Research. As an Associate Professor with the Griffith University and Senior Lecturer for UQ, he has a strong passion for teaching and research. In 2019, he obtained his Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology with the University of Sydney. A/Prof Chan enjoys teaching medical students, mentoring registrars and supervising post-graduate scholars. In 2021 he joined the team at Coastal Cancer Care and consults at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.
A/Prof Chan has multiple peer-reviewed journal publications, has co-authored General Practitioner education modules, and is regularly invited to speak at meetings and conferences. He was honoured to be the convenor for the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) annual scientific meeting in 2020 and sits on multiple National and Statewide committees that generate and guide evidence-based oncology practice. Dr Chan is heavily involved in Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and in continuing medical education to ensure that his patients get access to the latest information and optimal therapies available.
A/Prof Chan sub-specialises in thoracic, gastrointestinal and endocrine malignancies. As an active Principal Investigator for clinical trials, he collaborates with both international and national groups to attract cutting-edge oncology trials to the Sunshine Coast. He is passionate about combining his strong academic and research focus with his compassionate and thorough patient care approach. A/Prof Chan looks forward to partnering with you and your loved ones to create an individualised oncology treatment plan.
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