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Theodore "Ted" Chan

Professor, Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego

Dr. Ted Chan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego. He completed both medical school and an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Prior to that time, Dr. Chan had worked in Washington, DC in the Office of the Assistant Surgeon General, and in the state capitol at the California State Senate. He completed his training in Emergency Medicine at UCSD in 1996 where he served as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Chan joined the faculty in July 1996 and is board certified in Emergency Medicine. His research interests include ED crowding and efficiency, informatics in health care, and tactical, disaster and prehospital medicine. Dr. Chan is active in health policy initiatives in at the national, state, and regional level, and has worked with a number of community health, law enforcement, and state/federal agencies. His work has been supported by research grants from the NIH, HRSA, NSF, US Dept of Justice, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and West Health. Dr. Chan has focused on the issue of emergency care for the growing geriatric population in this country. Dr. Chan is editor of the Cardiology section of the Journal of Emergency Medicine; and has authored and edited 3 textbooks: Atlas of Emergency Procedures, ECG in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care, and Sudden Deaths in Custody.