Dr. Chan | LLU Center for Fertility & IVF

Philip J. Chan Ph.D., HCLD

Andrology Lab Director & Technical Supervisor

Board-certified embryo lab director and high complexity laboratory director in embryology and andrology

About Dr. Chan

Dr. Chan earned his Ph.D. in physiology at Michigan State University in 1983, with an emphasis on the field of nonhuman primate laparoscopy and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

He was the IVF lab director at the Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, from 1983-1987, and at the Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 1987-1989.

Dr. Chan joined the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility in 1989 as the  director of the andrology and molecular biology lab. He is board certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts as an embryo lab director and as a high complexity laboratory director in embryology and andrology.

Since 1991, he has been a full-time professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chan’s research focuses on cancer etiologies and the role of sperm in fertility problems. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 175 presentations on assisted reproduction, breast cancer gene and HPV in cervical cancer.

Dr. Chan is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Association of Bioanalysts. He served on the NIH comparative medicine study section for four years, reviewing research grant proposals. In addition, he was a member on six NIH national primate site inspections, as well as being a past lab inspector for the College of American Pathologists.


Achievements

 
  • His photograph of the human oocyte was selected for the 1984 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association front cover page.
  • He was the embryologist responsible for the first human IVF baby born in South New Jersey.
  • He received the Walter MacPherson Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 1997.
  • He was invited to lecture at the Siena University in Italy, 1999; the Budapest University, Hungary, 2000; and the ASRM seminar in San Antonio, 2003.
  • He was awarded the Outstanding Attending Staff Physician Award in 2003 and the CREOG National Faculty Award in 2006.

Areas of Research


  • Cancer etiologies and the role of sperm in fertility problems.
  • More than 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 175 presentations on assisted reproduction, breast cancer gene and HPV in cervical cancer.