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Dr. An-Wen Chan is the Phelan Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto. Dr. An-Wen Chan is a Mohs skin cancer surgeon and a clinical epidemiologist with recognized expertise in clinical trial quality, biases, and methods. He has published extensively in leading medical journals, and chairs the international SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials) initiative to improve the quality of clinical trial protocols.
Organizations and medical journals from around the world have endorsed the SPIRIT guidelines as part of their clinical trial policies. Dr. Chan has also served as a Special Advisor to the Clinical Trials Unit of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He helped coordinate the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform in Geneva and chairs its advisory board.