Meet the Experts

Jennifer O. Chan, MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Washington Hospital

Jennifer O. Chan, MD, is a double-board certified surgeon in Thoracic and General Surgery, with expertise in thoracic surgery––and is highly experienced in state-of-the-art techniques to treat diseases and conditions of the chest and upper GI tract. A native of Northern California, she began her career as a clinical instructor in Thoracic Oncological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco. Later, she became an attending surgeon in thoracic surgery at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., in Vallejo, Calif. Most recently, prior to joining WTMF, Dr. Chan served as an attending surgeon at Interboro Surgical Associates, Inc., in Brooklyn, N.Y., with affiliations at Catholic Health Services of Long Island and NYU-Brooklyn.

Dr. Chan graduated from Duke University in Durham, N.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Next, she received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, which was followed by a medical internship, and then residency, in general surgery with Los Angeles County and USC. Her scholarship in medicine led to a prestigious research fellowship with Hastings Thoracic Oncology Laboratory and Lung Transplantation at Keck School of Medicine, and a subsequent fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Her research has been published in peer-reviewed publications such as the American Journal of Physiology. In addition, she has been a co-author of research presented at several national and international medical association meetings.

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