Chi-Chao Chan, an American board certified Ophthalmologist, was born in Chengdu, China. After her graduation from Chungzhan Medical College (Sun Yat-sen University) in China, in 1967, she received a B.A. and M.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, in 1972 and 1975, respectively. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Subsequently, she finished two postdoctoral trainings in ophthalmic pathology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute with W. Richard Green (1979-1982) and clinical ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute (NEI) with Robert B. Nussenblatt (1982-1985). Since 1992, Dr. Chan has been the Chief of the Immunopathology Section, Laboratory of Immunology; and since 1999, she has also served as the Head of the NEI Histology Core. Her clinical activities include ophthalmic pathology and uveitis. Her research interests are molecular pathology, experimental pathology, immunopathology, and ocular immunology. Her research focuses on age-related macular degeneration, ocular inflammation, and primary intraocular lymphoma. She is presently on the Editorial Boards of 20 medical journals, including British Journal of Ophthalmology, Current Eye Research, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and PLoS One.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2015