Lan, James

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Lan, James


Basic Info

Academic Rank:

Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Kidneys and Urinary System, VGH





Short Bio

Dr. James Lan is an assistant professor jointly appointed to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Division of Nephrology at University of British Columbia (UBC). He is the medical director of the Vancouver Immunology Laboratory and an active transplant nephrologist at Vancouver General Hospital. He holds leadership positions as the BC Transplant Immunology Consultant and sits on the CBS Willing to Cross Working Group, CBS National HLA Advisory committee, CBS HLA Educational Committee, CBS Kidney Policy Implementation Committee and CST Awards and Grants Committee. He is a valued member of the Genome Canada Transplant Consortium and the UBC Research Excellence Cluster for Precision Medicine in Transplantation.

Dr. Lan is the recipient of a VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist award and is a Michael Smith Foundation Health Scholar. He has received funding for his work from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters, UBC Barbara Opperman Grant, VCHRI and the Transplant Research Foundation of BC to support the development and application of new technologies to improve donor-recipient immune compatibility. A major focus of his research aims to innovate new solutions for highly sensitized patients on the kidney waiting list.

Dr. Lan contributes to the education of future clinicians and scientists by lecturing in the Georgetown series, the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation and the CST Fellows Symposium. He also presents regularly as an invited speaker both nationally and internationally.


Academic Backgrounds

  • AST Kidney Transplantation Fellowship, University of British Columbia Vancouver, 08/15-12/15
  • Diplomate, American Board of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Issue date: 09/24/2015
  • Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, UCLA Immunogenetics Center Los Angeles, 08/13-07/15
  • Clinician Investigator Program (CIP), University of British Columbia Vancouver, 08/13-07/15
  • Chief Nephrology Fellow, University of British Columbia Vancouver, 2012-2013
  • Nephrology FRCP(C), University of British Columbia Vancouver, 2011-2013
  • Internal Medicine FRCP(C), University of British Columbia Vancouver, 2008-2011
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of British Columbia Vancouver, 2004-2008
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry Honours with Distinction, Queen’s University Kingston, 2001-2004

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Kidneys and Urinary System