Peter T. K. Chan

Canada
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Biography

Dr. Peter Chan is Professor of Surgery of McGill University and the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine at the McGill University Health Center. He has previously served as members of the executive committees of the American Society of Andrology and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR) of the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Chan is Past President of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in which he is currently serving as executive board member. 

Additionally, Dr. Chan is a prominent educator. He has served in numerous occasions as Chair, faculty members and speakers in pre-congress courses and symposia of the ASRM and AUA annual congresses. He has served as scientific program chair of the SSMR at the annual meetings of the AUA. From 2010 to 2015, he was invited to serve as an executive member of the Canadian Royal College Examination committee for Urology. He is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Everett C. Reid Awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution in Education in Urology at McGill University.

Dr. Chan has been involved in Andrology basic science research on epididymal sperm maturation since 1988 at McGill University. He received numerous national and international recognitions, including First Prize in Fundamental Research and the Annual Urological Research Award of the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group; Best Surgical Video at the ASRM Annual Meeting; First prize in Audio-Visual Award at the American Urological Association Annual Meetings; First Prize of Scientific Research Presentation from the Quebec Environmental Health Research Network and Clinical Diagnostic Award from the American Society of Andrology (ASA). Since 2003, he has continuously served as Principal and Co-Principal investigator for more than ten research grants funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) focusing on various aspects on men’s health including the impact of cancer therapies on sperm chromatin integrity, male fertility restoration strategies using spermatogonial stem cell, and the impact of environmental toxins on male reproductive health.

Recognizing the importance of public health promotion, Dr. Chan has been working as the chief organizer of a public health awareness event called the McGill Men’s Health Day. This event is held annually on the week of Father’s Day in various public locations to promote awareness of various men’s health issues to the general public. In 2013, Dr Chan received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Prostate Cancer Network Canada for his work in promoting men’s health. Dr. Chan has published over 100 professional journal articles, book chapters and videos. He is the senior editor of a textbook entitled “Reproductive Medicine Secrets” and the second edition of “The Andrology Handbook” published by the American Society of Andrology.