Anthony Chan has been a faculty member of the British Columbia Institute of Technology since 1992 and is currently the Program Head of the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program in the School of Health Sciences. He is also a teaching faculty and Adjunct Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program of the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining BCIT, Anthony was the Director of Biomedical Engineering at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C, Canada and the Consultant and Manager of the Biomedical Engineering Departments at the Burnaby and Lion's Gate Hospitals in Vancouver. Anthony is a Professional Engineer (Canada), Chartered Engineer (UK), Certified Clinical Engineer (Canada), fellow of CMBES, senior member of the IEEE, and member of the IET, and HKIE.
Anthony graduated in Electrical Engineering (B.Sc. with honors) from the University of Hong Kong in 1979 and completed his M.Sc. in Engineering from the same University. He has a Master's Degree (M.Eng.) in Clinical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, B.C., Canada. He also holds a Certificate in Health Services Management from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Anthony has research interest in assistive technology, medical device development, and healthcare technology management. He has been invited to give lectures at universities, speak at technical meetings, and as plenary speakers at international conferences and symposia. In addition to peer-reviewed journal paper and conference proceeding publications, Anthony is the author of two books - "Medical Technology Management Practice" (2003) and "Biomedical Device Technology: Principles and Design" (2016, 1st edition in 2008).
Anthony was nominated and received the "Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer Award" in 2007 from the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) for outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical engineering. In 2015, he was recognized and awarded fellow of CMBES for his exceptional record of accomplishments and service to biomedical engineering, and bringing significant value to the Society and the profession. Anthony was also the recipient of the 2009 BCIT Alumni Association's "Excellence in Teaching and Research Award" for making a tangible difference in helping BCIT to produce exceptional graduates and has enhanced BCIT's world class reputation.