Ian Chan, MD, MPH


Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Medical School: University of Saskatchewan
Undergrad University/Program: McMaster University – Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Graduate University/Program: University of Toronto – Master of Public Health (Epidemiology)

Why radiology? Radiology gets the most interesting cases, which involve virtually every area of medicine. It is a technology-rich specialty that is constantly evolving. I find it satisfying to be able to diagnose findings on imaging on a daily basis. Radiology has a huge impact on patient management, whether that is from imaging interpretation, image-guided biopsies, or interventional procedures.

Why Western? I had a blast doing an elective at Victoria Hospital. I found the teaching here to be structured and excellent. We have teaching rounds twice a day, multidisciplinary rounds, and academic half day. The residents and staff were very friendly and supportive and I was impressed by the number of social and mentoring opportunities. London is also a great city that is very affordable to live in.

Most interesting job before residency: Analyst at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
Favorite Book: I recently enjoyed reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Favorite Movie: Vertigo
Favorite Band/Musician/Composer: Radiohead and Bach
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, enjoying food, gaming, and watching movies/TV

Favourite Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein