Invited Scholar

Mercedes Chan, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Alberta
Pediatric Rheumatologist, Stollery Children’s Hospital

Dates of Visit: November 14 – 16, 2016

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
November 16, 2016
Down the Rabbit Hole: Exploring professional identity formation in doctors who pursue additional training

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Chan will also be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


Dr. Mercedes Chan is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Community Engagement, and a pediatric rheumatologist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She completed her medical training at the University of Hong Kong followed by a pediatrics residency at the University of Saskatchewan, a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at UBC, and a clinical educator fellowship through the UBC Center for Health Education Scholarship. Her medical education interests center on professional identity formation in doctors and elements within doctors’ communities of practice that shape that identity. Dr. Chan is passionate about improving access to care for children with pediatric rheumatic disease around the world through education. She regularly teaches in China and South Africa and is heavily involved in the development of international pediatric rheumatology e-learning resources.