Honoary Fellow Member
Dr. Chan was graduated from the University of Hong Kong. He received his basic training in Paediatrics in Hong Kong and Singapore. He then furthered his subspecialty training in Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics at Guy’s Hospital, London. Over the years, he has developed special interests in child advocacy, child protection, ethics, childhood epilepsy, dyslexia, autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, behavioral neurology and others. He has published many articles covering research on developmental screening, assessment, early intervention, child health status and growth in both English and Chinese. He has also edited many popular guide books on child health and child care. He has been members of the editorial boards for numerous peer-reviewed international journals on child heath, paediatrics and rehabilitation medicine. Academically, he has been awarded with Fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ireland, Fellowship from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as well as Fellowship from the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in Paediatrics.
Dr Chan served as the President of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong (FMSH) for 12 years (1991-2003) for the better and quality assured health care services in Hong Kong. During his presidency, he appealed specifically for 2 voting seats for nursing in the Executive Committee of the Federation, widened nurses’ participation in medical societies. He is Past President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA). Currently, he is WHO Advisor on child and adolescent Health and Development, the Honorary President of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA), Director of Subspecialty Boards at the Hong Kong College of Paediaticians as well as President of the Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics and Board Chairman of the Hong Kong Paediatric Foundation.
Dr. Chan is a strong advocate for team approach towards promotion of child health with emphasis on close collaboration between doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and the child as well as synergistic cooperation between the medical, social and education sectors for child health. He is instrumental in the formation of nursing professional bodies in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific Region and the global community.Currently, he is a respectable advisor for the Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing (HKCPN) ,the Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association (HKPNA), the Hong Kong School Nurses Association (HKSNA) and the Asia-Pacific Paediatric Nurses Association (APPNA) with outstanding achievements in promoting transdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration for child health and advocacy in the community.
He was honoured with many local and international awards in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of knowledge in paediatrics and to the betterment of child health in Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific Region and the global community.