We are very excited to welcome Dr. Katherine Chan to UNC Urology. Dr. Chan joins our Pediatric Urology team and will be the Director of the Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic and Pediatric Urology Research.
Dr. Chan was most recently at Indiana University School of Medicine and during her time there received a five-year K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to develop decision support and outcomes tools for parents and children with hypospadias.
Katherine Chan, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic
Director, Pediatric Urology Research
Associate Professor of Urology
“We are delighted to have Dr. Chan join our UNC Urology family. As a funded pediatric urologist with expertise in kidney stone management and surgical decision-making we know that our community will be greatly enriched by her addition to our program.”
Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS
Professor and Chair of Urology
““Dr. Chan is the perfect pediatric urologist to help us expand our outreach to the state of North Carolina. She not only brings a wealth of clinical experience but also is a high-level surgeon-scientist who is changing the way that patients and their families make decisions about surgery.”
Sherry Ross, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Urology
Associate Professor of Urology
More About Dr. Chan
Dr. Katherine Chan completed medical school at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed a urology residency at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Chan went on to complete a three-year pediatric urology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital with the Harvard Medical School in 2013. As part of the fellowship, Dr. Chan completed a Pediatric Health Services Fellowship, earning a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Chan was an Assistant Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine for over 7 years where she was the Co-Director of the Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Chan also maintained a clinical and surgical practice for underserved rural and urban communities in the state of Indiana throughout her tenure there.
Dr. Chan is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is board certified in general and pediatric urology. She specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric hypospadias, undescended testes, and kidney stones.
As a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Chan has been the principal investigator for multiple NIH-funded research projects over the past 4 years. Her latest research focus is developing a decision-making tool for parents of children who have hypospadias. Her team is also creating a patient-centered outcomes tool to study the long-term effects in adolescents and young adults after hypospadias repair in childhood. Dr. Chan is a member of the Hypospadias Task Force of the Societies of Pediatric Urology. She also serves as a reviewer for multiple journals including the Journal of Pediatric Urology, Journal of Urology, Urology, and JAMA Pediatrics.