A/Prof Derrick Chan
A/Prof Derrick Chan is senior consultant of paediatric neurology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. He received his medical degree from Nottingham University, UK, and his Master in Clinical Investigation from the National University of Singapore. He trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in paediatric neurology and electroencephalogram, and completed a paediatric epilepsy fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He established the paediatric comprehensive epilepsy programme for the systematic evidence-based evaluation, investigation and management of children with seizures, including epilepsy surgery, the ketogenic diet and vagus nerve stimulator at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He has published research on the epidemiology of seizures and epilepsy in children and pediatric electroencephalography in epilepsy.
He initiated, led and published a study on the relationship between HLA*B1502 alleles and carbamazepine in severe cutaneous drug reactions in the Singapore paediatric population. He holds research grants in cost containment and implementation in epilepsy pharmacogenomics, as well as inflammation and epilepsy. Additionally, he serves as the director of the SingHealth MedTech Office and leads the Clinician Innovator Development Programme at Duke-NUS Academic Development Department in the Office of Academic and Clinical Development.