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Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Chan is an emergency medicine physician and nationally recognized educator involved in the intersection between health care and innovation.

Dr. Teresa Chan is an emergency medicine physician who conducts qualitative and quantitative research within medical and health professions education. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in various aspects of clinical work and educational processes. She is also interested in developing medical education innovations, including co-developing and evaluating a serious game about emergency department flow called GridlockED. 

Dr. Chan is an associate professor at McMaster University, and in 2019, became the assistant dean for the Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Additionally, she serves as the social media lead for the McMaster Department of Medicine. She is also the director of the RCPSC Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competence diploma program, and the Competency Committee co-director for the RCPSC emergency medicine residency program. 

Dr. Chan is a nationally recognized educator, receiving the 2017 Young Educator’s Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and the 2019 Canadian Association of Medical Education Meridith Marks New Educator Award. Dr. Chan completed medical school at Western University and completed her residency in emergency medicine training at McMaster University. In 2016, she completed a Master of Health Profession Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Speaking topics

Innovation and technology

Areas of care/specialties


Emergency medicine




Languages spoken


Presentation titles

Why serious games can help us understand health care
How to prioritize, as told by an emergency physician
Social media and health care

Dr. Teresa Chan

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