Henry Chan

Dr. Henry Hin Lee CHAN

Hon Clinical Professor, University of Hong Kong


MBBS (Lond), MD (Lond), M Sc (Clinical Dermatology)(Lond), PhD (HK),

MRCP (UK), FRCP (Lond, Edin, Glasg), FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine)

Dr Henry Chan is a specialist in dermatology. He is also currently the Honorary Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist of the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong and Visiting Scientist (research staff) of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. He is council and court member of the University of Hong Kong.

Dr Chan’s work in Boston has led him to hold five patents published by the World Intellectual property organization (WO 2013/075006 A1 and WO 2013/075016 A1 and WO 2015/021462 A1 and WO 2015/123420 A1 and WO 2018/119453 A1). In 2011, he and 3 other colleagues (Dr Rox Anderson, Dr Dieter Manstein and Dr Irina Erenburg) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School set up an incubator company known as Blossom innovations and sub-licensed these technologies back from MGH for further development. Subsequently, these technologies have been commercially transferred to R2 Dermatology in California and AVAVA LLC in Boston. Dr Chan has published or accepted to be published over 350 articles including 1 book, 37 book chapters and 147 peer reviewed international indexed publications (mean impact factor 3.23, total citation 3,701 and H Index: 38 (researcher ID number: L-2267-2013; ORCID number: 0000-0002-9657-1435)). He is the Associate Editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and serves on the editorial board of other international journals including the Dermatologic Surgery, Lasers in Medical Science, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy and Archives of Dermatological Research.

Dr Chan is currently the President-Elect of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) and will be the first non-American President in 2021. Dr Chan was the Conference Program Co-Chair for 2019 ASLMS annual conference in Denver. Dr Chan became one of the few non-American to be elected as a member of the ASLMS Board of Directors (2012-2015) and re-elected again in 2018 (2018-2021). In 2010, Dr Chan became the first only non-American to be awarded the Ellet H Drake Memorial Award by ASLMS for his contribution to laser surgery. He was also the recipient of the ASLMS Presidential Citation in 2002, 2016 and 2018, ASLMS Best Session Award Clinical Applications – Cutaneous in 2018 and ASLMS Program Chair Recognition in 2019.

Dr Chan has headed the academic division of both The University of Hong Kong (Associate Professor 2000 – 2004) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Associate Professor 1998 – 2000). He was a visiting faculty at Harvard Medical School (Visiting Associate Professor 2008 – 2010, Visiting Scientist 2010 – 2013). He was the President of the Hong Kong College of Dermatologists (2009 – 2013) and the Honorary Secretary of the Asian Dermatological Association (1999 – 2011). He was also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Dermatology and Venereology (2003 – 2005 & 2007 – 2009).

Dr Chan received the Presidential Award presented by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in 2014. In 2020, Dr Chan was awarded by The Sturge-Weber Foundation as one of the honorees. In March 2016, Dr Chan was voted and elected by the membership of the American Dermatological Association as an International Honorary Member. He was also an elected board member of Dermatologic Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) (2011-2014) and an Honorary President of its annual congress in 2017. His other professional associations include Fellowships of the following institutions: the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Hong Kong College of Physicians and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Medicine).