Academic Rank:
Assistant Professor, UBC
Location:
VGH

Short Bio:

Dr. Lan is an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Division of Nephrology. He is the Director of the HLA Laboratory in Vancouver, and a transplant nephrologist at the Vancouver General Hospital. He obtained his medical degree, internal medicine, and nephrology training at the University of British Columbia. In 2013 he cross-trained in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics under Dr. Elaine Reed at the University of California, Los Angeles Immunogenetics Center. In addition to his clinical roles, Dr. Lan holds multiple research grants which support the development and application of biomarkers to prevent rejection, and clinical translation of next-generation sequencing technologies to solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A major focus of his current research aims to bring together donor-recipient HLA epitope mismatches and patient pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to develop an integrated, systems pharmacology strategy for personalized immunosuppression.

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