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Alice Y. Chan


Pediatric rheumatologist
Pediatric allergist and immunologist

Dr. Alice Chan is an allergist, immunologist and rheumatologist who cares for children with immune disorders suspected to have a genetic cause. These include conditions involving autoimmunity, autoinflammation, lymphoproliferation (when the body overproduces the white blood cells called lymphocytes), immunodeficiency or allergies.

Chan's research focuses on genes that regulate the immune system. She uses gene editing technology called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) to generate mouse models for her studies.

Chan earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where she also earned her doctorate in immunology. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in allergy and immunology, and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology.

Chan is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Rheumatology; American Medical Association; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Clinical Immunology Society; Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance; and Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies.

In her free time, Chan enjoys trying new foods and searching for new restaurants. As a mom to a young child, she also spends a lot of time at various playgrounds around San Francisco.

  • Education

    UT Southwestern Medical School, MD, 2008

    UT Southwestern Medical School, PhD, Immunology, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Rheumatology, 2016

    UCSF, Allergy and Immunology, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Allergy and Immunology

    Pediatric Rheumatology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I am fortunate to have a job that lets me both care for children with complex immune disorders and work on understanding their immune system issues.

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