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Dr. B Chan


Dr. Brian Chan attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario for his undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Afterwards he completed both his undergraduate medicine and post-graduate training in Ophthalmology at McMaster University. After 12 years of post-secondary education, he then completed additional fellowship training in Uveitis with world renowned Dr. Stephen Foster in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In addition, during his first year of practice he also completed a Masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Brian J. Chan is currently assistant clinical professor at McMaster University. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a special interest in uveitis, medical glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and has hospital privileges to perform ophthalmic laser and surgical procedures at Hamilton Regional Eye Institute. This is also where Dr. Chan plays an active role in training medical students and ophthalmology residents. 

Dr. Chan is grateful for the opportunity to practice in Hamilton, so that he can give back to the community where he was trained . A particular focus of his career is to provide much needed ophthalmic care in an under-serviced area in East Hamilton. 

Professional Organizations

  • Canadian Ophthalmology Society
  • Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario 
  • Ontario Medical Association 
  • Hamilton Academy of Medicine 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Research Interests

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 
  • Patient Engagement


  • Clinical Lead - Uveitis 
  • Clinical Lead - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 
  • Education Lead - Comprehensive Ophthalmology Rotation 
  • Education Lead - Cataract Surgery Academic Half-Days   
  • McMaster Residency Education Committee Representative 

Featured Publications

  • Referrals from Optometry – A Comparative Study
    McLaughlin C, Moinul P, Chan BJ, Mullen S, Zhao L, Donaldson L, Sivachandran N, Chaudhary V
    Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (Accepted March 2018)
  • A Randomized Control Trial on Improving Patient Satisfaction with Wait Times at an Emergency Ophthalmology On Call Service Clinic with Information Provision  
    Chan BJ, Barbosa B, McLaughlin C, Mullen SJ, Zhao LD, Donaldson L, Sivachandran N, Chaudhary V.
    Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (April 2018)  
  • Ophthalmic Referrals from Emergency Wards- A Study of Cases Referred for Urgent Eye Care
    Alangh M, Chaudhary V, McLaughlin C, Chan B, Mullen S, Barbosa J.
    Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (June 2016) 
  • Using Multiple Trabecular Micro Bypass Stents in Cataract Patients to Treat Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: 1 Year Results
    Belovay, GW, Naqi A, Chan BJ, Rateb M, Ahmed IK.
    Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Nov 2012)
  • A Comparison of Techniques: Informed Consent for Resident Involvement in Cataract Surgery
    Sharda RK, Sher JH, Chan BJ, Kobetz LE, Mann KD.
    Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (June 2012)
  • Iatrogenic Globe Penetration in a Case of Infraorbital Nerve Block
    Chan BJ, Koushan K, Lizsauer A, Martin J.
    Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (June 2011)
  • Segment Imaging in Glaucoma
    Belovay GW, Chan BJ, Ahmed IK.
    The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography (March 2011)


  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc), McMaster University 
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), McMaster University 
  • Ophthalmology Residency (FRCSC), McMaster University  
  • Uveitis Fellowship with Dr Stephen Foster (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Harvard University



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