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We are pleased to announce that Katherine Chan, MD, MPH, has been selected to attend this year’s AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar in Atlanta. Adding to the accomplishment, the UNC Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development has awarded a travel grant to cover the costs of her attendance.

Dr. Chan’s participation in the AAMC’s seminar highlights her dedication to furthering her leadership skills, and we eagerly anticipate the valuable insights she will bring back to our department.

“I am extremely grateful to UNC’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development for sponsoring my attendance at the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar. My participation in this conference is motivated by my passion for leadership, mentorship, coaching, and my commitment to making a difference in the field of medicine. I am excited to gain new skills and knowledge that will empower me to guide the next generation of medical professionals.”

Katherine Chan, MD, MPH
Vice Chair For Research
Director of The Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic
Director of Pediatric Urology Research
Associate Professor of Urology


About the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

The AAMC’s Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar is a three-day program designed to equip mid-career women faculty with the knowledge and skills necessary to support their progression toward leadership roles in academic medicine and science. The seminar covers a wide range of organizational leadership topics and career-advancing strategies essential for effective leaders in various mission-critical activities.

Participants benefit from a combination of general sessions and small group breakout sessions, allowing them to tailor the seminar to their specific learning needs and interests. At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply critical knowledge from the seminar to create an actionable plan for their career goals.
  2. Acquire strategies for successful leadership in academic medicine and science.
  3. Expand their networks of mentors, sponsors, and colleagues to increase engagement with peers.

More About Dr. Katherine Chan

Since joining UNC Urology in 2021, Dr. Katherine Chan has quickly become an integral part of the team, serving as our Vice Chair for Research, the Director of the Pediatric Kidney Stone Program, and the Directory of Pediatric Urology Research. She also serves as an executive coach for faculty at the UNC School of Medicine through the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development.

Dr. Chan completed her medical training at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, followed by urology residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She furthered her expertise through a three-year pediatric urology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where she also earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Before joining UNC in 2021, Dr. Chan served as an Assistant Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine for over seven years. During her tenure, she obtained a K23 Career Development Award from the NIH, served as co-director of the pediatric kidney stone clinic at Riley Hospital for Children and expanded access to care for underserved and rural communities.

Dr. Chan is board certified in general and pediatric urology, specializing in pediatric urology and the surgical treatment of conditions such as hypospadias, undescended testes, and kidney stones. Her research, primarily focused on hypospadias, is supported by private and NIH grants. She is a member of the American Urological Association’s Research Grant & Investigator Support Committee and the Hypospadias Task Force of the Societies of Pediatric Urology. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Urology and the Journal of Urology.