Dr. Theresa W. Chan joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers in October 2021. Dr. Chan completed her Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where she trained with leaders in the field of personalized and precision breast cancer management. She has a special interest in women’s health which drew her to breast surgery and in evaluating the under- and overtreatment of breast cancer.
Dr. Chan earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. After completing her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati, she trained in general surgery at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Throughout her training, she has focused on not only refining her technical expertise but also tackling critical questions to advance the medical field and improve patient care. She was the 2017 recipient of the Shock Society Research Investigator Fellowship award and studied the human-specific response to inflammation. As a trauma research fellow at UCSD, she analyzed molecular mechanisms that modulate pathways in the human response to injury. She has presented at multiple conferences for professional organizations and has received national awards.
Dr. Chan treats both benign and malignant breast conditions and focuses on a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to caring for each patient as a whole individual. Her training in breast surgery enables her to offer patients comprehensive breast cancer care in collaboration with Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and Society of Surgical Oncology.