Dr. Edward Chan was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a minor in History. He then earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
While at Northwestern, he met his future wife. After medical school, he followed her back to her hometown of Honolulu, where he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. Following this, he then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio in Texas, under mentors including Dr. David P. Green, one of the most world-renowned hand surgeons and editor of the classic textbook, Operative Techniques in Hand Surgery. Afterward, Dr. Chan worked for three years as an attending orthopaedic hand surgeon in private practice in the Los Angeles, California area.
Dr. Chan specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He treats a variety of conditions in the upper extremity, including fractures, tendon/ligament/nerve injuries, arthritis, nerve compression syndromes (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome), and tendinopathies (i.e. trigger finger). Dr. Chan is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also has additional subspecialty certification in Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Association for Hand Surgery. He also can speak basic conversational Mandarin Chinese.
Dr. Chan’s wife is a pediatrician, and they are both very excited and grateful to return to Hawaii and take care of the local community. They enjoy hiking, running, traveling, and exploring different foods and cuisines together. Dr. Chan’s other interests include basketball (both playing and watching), the Chicago Bears, and world history.