An-Wen Chan

Faculty Member

Accepting Students

Professor An-Wen Chan is a clinical epidemiologist and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon whose scholarly work has been cited over 60,000 times. He is a Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at University of Toronto, Phelan Senior Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, and Senior Adjunct Scientist at ICES. His research focuses on developing ways to improve the quality and transparency of clinical trials, as well as preventing and managing high-risk skin cancer, particularly in solid organ transplant recipients. A former Rhodes Scholar, Professor Chan leads the international SPIRIT initiative to improve the quality of clinical trial protocols, and chairs the Advisory Panel of the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. He is the current Vice-Chair and Chair-elect (2023-25) of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. Every year since 2004, Professor Chan has published in the top general medical journals – including over 30 papers in Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, and Nature Medicine.

Justin Pymento

Justin Pymento

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis: Patterns of care and outcomes for localized melanoma

Supervisors: An-Wen Chan