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Chi-Chao Chan: passion is very important for the success

Authors: Helen Seliman


Chi-Chao Chan (Figure 1), M.D., an American board certified ophthalmologist, is a Scientist Emerita of the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. She studied at Zhongshan Medical College (now Sun Yat-sen University Medical School) in China [1961–1967], went to USA in 1968. In USA, Dr. Chan received both bachelor (BA, 1972) and medical doctorate (MD, 1975) degrees from Johns Hopkins University, completed ophthalmology residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 1979, and two post-doctorial fellowships at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins (ophthalmic pathology, 1979–1982) and at the NEI, NIH (clinical immunology, 1982–1986), respectively. She got tenured and became the Chief of Immunopathology Section in the Laboratory of Immunology and the Chief of Histopathology Core at NEI/NIH; became a world expert in ophthalmic pathology and ocular immunology.


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