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  • Fuan Chan Consultant Plastic Surgery

    Fully Accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon
    at Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, Ireland

  • Cosmetic Surgery Dublin

    Prestigious Fellowship at Internationally Acclaimed Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Center

Mr. Fuan Chan MD FRCSI(Plast) is the first Chinese-descent Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Ireland. He is a fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Craniofacial Surgeon working full-time solely at Blackrock Clinic. He specialises in skin cancer surgery, trauma reconstructive surgery, breast and cosmetic surgery including Asian cosmetic surgery, cleft rhinoplasty and cleft orthognathic surgery.  He graduated from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and completed his plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic higher surgical training through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was appointed as a Fellow at the world-renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, specialising in reconstructive microsurgery, craniofacial surgery and Asian Cosmetic Surgery.

His outstanding achievements led to the offer of a one-year fellowship in plastic surgery (craniofacial surgery) at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has also worked with many leading Plastic Surgeons who are affiliated to UCLA. He earned numerous awards and gold medals in plastic surgery at national and international scientific meetings with more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and delivered more than 30 presentations at plastic surgery scientific meetings in Ireland, Europe, USA and Asia.

Professional Details

Professional Profile

Mr. Fuan Chan MD FRCSI(Plast) is a fully accredited consultant plastic surgeon, who is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the Irish Medical Council and the General Medical Council in the UK

Special Interests

Skin Cancer Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery including Asian Cosmetic Surgery, Breast and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Cleft Rhinoplasty & Cleft Orthognathic Surgery

Qualifications

MB BCh BAO BA AFRCSI MD FRCSI(Plast)

Diploma in Health Service Management

Experience

Graduate of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2000

Basic Surgical Training – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Post-graduate Higher Degree (MD) – Investigating Flap Survival Using Pre-Conditioning Technique

Higher Surgical Training – Irish National Training Programme in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (CCST)

Current Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

 

Research Interests

Prevention of Microvascular Occlusion, Flap Survival

Finger Replantation, Cranio-Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Achievements

  1. First Chinese-descent Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Ireland
  2. First Prize and Gold Medals winner at national and international plastic surgery scientific meetings
  3. Awarded 2 years of International Fellowships in Plastic Surgery at world-renowned Plastic Surgery Units
  4. Diploma in Health Service Management, Dublin, Ireland
  5. Advanced Trauma and Life Support Certified Provider
  6. Certified Provider of Emergency Management of Severe Burns, British Burn Association
  7. The Cochrane Reviewer & Corresponding Author (The World Top 10 Medical Journals)
  8. Patient and Parent Educational Videos at UCLA, USA 2013
  9. More than 25 peer-reviewed publications in aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery
  10. Five Book Chapters in Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Textbooks

Awards and Gold Medals

Prizes and Gold Medals

  1. Gerry Edwards Memorial Gold Medals (1st Prize) awarded twice by
    Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS) in May 2005 & May 2014 Scientific Meetings, Ireland.
  2. ESSR Prize (1st author) awarded by European Society for Surgical Research in May 2006 at 41st Congress, Germany.
  3. Sir Peter Freyer Prize (3rd author) awarded at XXXI Sir Peter Freyer Symposium, Ireland.

Awarded International Fellowships (2 Years)

  1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial sub-specialty)
    at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan (2011).
  2. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial sub-specialty)
    at The David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2013).

Publications

Journal Publications

  1. “Hemimandibular hyperplasia: classification and treatment algorithm
    revisited”

    - Meibang Xu, Fuan Chiang Chan, Xiaolei Jin, Jiajie Xu, Jianjian Lu, Chao Zhang, Li Teng

    - J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Mar;25(2):355-58

  2. “Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of microvascular
    occlusion in digital replantation”

    - Yi-Chieh Chen, Ching-Chi Chi, Fuan Chiang Chan, Yu-Wen Wen

    - Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013 8;7:CD009894.

    - Epub 2013 Jul 8.

  3. “Rip cord release of intermaxillary fixation”

    - Fuan Chiang Chan, Henry K Kawamoto

    - Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Jun 15;131(6):933e-934e

  4. “Fingertip replantation without venous anastomosis”

    - Yi-Chieh Chen, Fuan Chiang Chan, Chung-Chen Hsu, Yu-Te Lin, Chien-Tzung Chen, Chih-Hung Lin

    - Ann Plast Surg 2013 Mar;70(3):284-8

  5. “Soft-tissue volumetric changes following monobloc distraction procedure: analysis using digital three-dimensional

    photogrammetry system (3dMD).

    - Fuan Chiang Chan, Henry K Kawamoto, Christina Federico, James P Bradley

    - J Craniofac Surg 2013 Mar;24(2):416-20

  6. “18-gauge needle cap as adjunct to prevent kinking of endotracheal tube”

    - Fuan Chiang Chan, Henry K Kawamoto, James P Bradley

    - J Craniofac Surg 2012 Nov;23(6):1856

  7. “Repair of Tessier no. 3 and no. 4 craniofacial clefts with facial unit and muscle repositioning by

    midface rotation advancement without Z-plasties”

    - Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, Frank Chun-Shin Chang, Fuan-Chiang Chan, Yu-Ray

    Chen, M Samuel Noordhoff

    - Plast Reconstr Surg 2012 Jun;129(6):1337-44

  8. “Effect of pravastatin on experimental diabetic wound healing.”

    - Laing T, Hanson R, Chan F, Bouchier-Hayes D

    - J Surg Res. 2010 Jun 15;161(2):336-40

  9. “Bling in theatre: what to do with your rings when you scrub”

    - Pollard RL, Chan F

    - Ir J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Jun;62(6):e182-3

  10. “Pressure ulcers of the popliteal fossae caused by thromboembolic

    deterrent stockings (TEDS)”

    - Ong JC, Chan FC, McCann J

    - Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Jul

  11. “Patient Perspective of Long-term Outcome of Toe to Hand Transfer to Bilateral Metacarpal Hand: Long-term Follow-Up”

    - Chan FC, Chang CC, Wei FC

    - British Journal of Surgery 2008 May;95(S6):9

  12. “Complacency about tetanus: Development of tetanus after finger tip injury despite anti-tetanus treatment”

    - Tiwary TN, Chan FC, O’Boyle C, Ismail T

    - Injury Extra 2008 April;39(4):150-151

  13. “Synthesis and Assessment of a Novel Peptide Conjugate to Deliver Phenytoin for Wound Repair”

    - C. A. Kennedy, F.C. Chan, M. DeVocelle, C. Meaney, D.J. Bouchier-Hayes, J.G. Kelly

    - Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2007 Oct;17(5):303-08

  14. “Local Infiltration of Diphenylhydantoin Sodium (DpH) can improves wound healing in a diabetic incisional wound model”

    - Chan FC, Kennedy C, Hanson RP, O’Sullivan B, Kelly J, Bouchier-Hayes David

    - Journal of Wound Care 2007 Sep;16(8):359-63

  15. “Dedicated Plastic Surgery Trauma Theatre Improves the Delivery of Acute Plastic Emergency Services in The NHS”

    - Chan FC, Lau C, Huang S, Canal A, Grant I, Cormack G.

    - European Surgical Research 2007 May:39(S1):25

  16. “Selective MRSA Screening Based On Risk-Stratification is Inadequate to Control

    Peri-operative MRSA Infection Rates in Breast Reconstructive Surgery”

    - Ong JCY, Chan FC, Kelly J, Regan P

    - European Surgical Research 2007 May:39(S1):47

  17. “Loco-regional infrared preconditioning improved epigastric flap survival via upregulation of heat shock protein 72 (HSP72)

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, R. Hanson, B. Kneafsey, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2006 Sep:203(3S):S62

  18. “A Six-year experience with abdominal flap breast reconstruction in patients with previous abdominal scars”

    - Chan FC, Hsieh F, Kumiponjera D, Malata CM.

    - European Surgical Research 2006 May:38(S1):124

  19. “Logo-regional infrared preconditioning improves random-pattern skin flap survival in an experimental model”

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, B. Kneafsey, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2005 Sep:201(3S):S63

  20. “Localised infrared irradiation: a novel preconditioning technique.”

    -FC Chan, JG McGuinness and D. Bouchier-Hayes

    -British Journal of Surgery 2005 April:92,Suppl.(1):103

  21. “Diphenylhydantoin sodium can alter the natural course of diabetic wound healing”

    - FC Chan, RP Hanson, JB O’Sullivan, B Kneafsey, J Kelly, DJ Bouchier-Hayes.

    - Irish Journal of Medical Science 2004 Sept;173(3):28

  22. “The effect of glucose control on a diabetes mellitus wound healing model”

    - JB O’Sullivan, RP Hanson, FC Chan, B Kneafsey, DJ Bouchier- Hayes.

    - Irish Journal of Medical Science 2004 Sept;173(3):29

  23. “Current trends for infection prevention in total hip arthroplasty – A survery in Republic of Ireland.”

    - Shah SM, Gul R, Chan FC, O’Rourke P.

    - Irish Medical Journal 2003 Mar;96(3):91

  24. “Pilonidal abscess of the sternum.”

    - Ahmed, I, Chan FC, McLaughlin P.

    - Irish Journal of Medical Science 2002 Oct-Dec;171(4):237

Book Chapters

  1. Plastic Surgery 6 Volume: Chapter 23 Video “Repair of Unilateral Cleft Lip”

    - Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck and Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    - Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, M Samuel Noordhoff, Frank Chun-Shin Chang, Fuan-Chiang Chan

  2. Five Chapters in "Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Asians: Principles and Techniques", 2 Volume Set

    Chapter Title: "Alloplastic Implants for Rhinoplasty"

    - Fuan Chiang Chan, Yong-Chen Por, Yu-Ray Chen

    Chapter Title: "Primary Closed Rhinoplasty"

    - Raymond C.W. Goh, Yong-Chen Por, Fuan Chiang Chan, Yu-Ray Chen

    Chapter Title: "Aesthetic Corrections of Facial Skeleton: Forehead Contouring"

    - Chien-Tzung Chen, Yi-Chieh Chen, Fuan Chiang Chan, Yu-Ray Chen

    Chapter Title: "Aesthetic Augmentation of the Facial Skeleton With Alloplastic Implants"

    - Yi-Chieh Chen, Fuan Chiang Chan, Raymond C.W. Goh, Yu-Ray Chen

    Chapter Title:"Aesthetic Orthognathic Surgery"

    - Yu-Ray Chen, Yi-Chieh Chen, Fuan Chiang Chan, Raymond C.W. Goh, Cheng-Hui Lin

Presentations

Northern America

  1. Soft Tissue Volumetric Changes Following Monobloc Frontofacial Distraction

    - Chan FC, Kawamoto HK, Federico C, Bradley JP

    - 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

    - 5th to 10th May 2013, Florida, USA

  2. An Informative Video for New Patient Families May Alleviate Anxiety

    - Davila L, Chan FC, Dipple K, Federico C, Bradley JP

    - 12th International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

    - 5th to 10th May 2013, Florida, USA

  3. Evolutionary Changes in Craniofacial Surgery

    - Fuan Chiang Chan & James P Bradley

    - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting

    - 12th Feb 2013, UCLA Los Angeles, USA

  4. Reconstructive Surgery and Optic Nerve Decompression in Children with Craniofacial Fibrous Dysplasia

    - FC Chan, Chen Y.R.

    - International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive Meeting

    - 22nd – 27th May, 2011, Vancouver, Canada

  5. Loco-regional infrared preconditioning improved epigastric flap survival via upregulation of heat shock protein 72 (HSP72)

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, R. Hanson, B. Kneafsey, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - American College of Surgeons

    - 92nd Annual Clinical Congress Meeting

    - Chicago, USA (8th –12th Oct 2006)

  6. Loco-Regional Infrared Preconditioning Improves Random-Pattern Flap Survival in An Experimental Model.

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, B. Kneafsey, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - American College of Surgeons

    - 91st Annual Clinical Congress Meeting

    - San Francisco, USA (16th – 20th Oct 2005)

Europe

  1. Repairing of Tessier No. 3 and No. 4 craniofacial clefts with facial unit & muscle repositioning

    - Fuan Chan, F. Chang, P. Chen, Y.R. Chen, M.S. Noordhoff

    - 9th European Craniofacial Congress

    - 14th – 17th Sept 2011, Salzburg, Austria

  2. 15 Years of Experience with The Sphincteric Pharyngoplasty

    - Earley MJ, Chan FC

    - 11th ESPRAS Congress

    - 20th – 26th Sept 2009, Rhodes, Greece

  3. Early Delivery of ‘Internet-based Induction Programme’ Ensures  Continuity of

    High-quality Patient Care and Facilitates Earlier Intergration of Surgical Trainees Working in a New Plastic Surgical Unit

    - FC Chan, C O’Boyle, K Jack

    - BAPRAS Winter 2008 Scientific Meeting

    - 3rd – 5th Dec, 2008, London, UK

  4. Patient Perspective of Long-term Outcome of Toe to Hand Transfer to Bilateral Metacarpal Hand: Long-term Follow-Up”

    - Chan FC, Chang CC, Wei FC

    - 43rd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR)

    - Warsaw, Poland (21st - 24th May 2008)

  5. Dedicated Plastic Surgery Trauma Theatre Improves the Delivery of Acute Plastic Emergency Services in The NHS

    - Chan FC, Lau C, Huang S, Canal A, Grant I, Cormack G

    - 42nd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR)

    - Rotterdam, The Netherlands (23rd - 26th May 2006)

  6. Selective MRSA Screening Based On Risk-Stratification is Inadequate to Control Peri-operative MRSA Infection Rates

    in Breast Reconstructive Surgery

    - Ong JCY, Chan FC, Kelly J, Regan P

    - 42nd Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR)

    - Rotterdam, The Netherlands (23rd - 26th May 2006)

  7. Topical Application of a Novel Formulation of Phenytoin Gel Prevents Random Pattern Cutaneous Flap Necrosis

    and Improves Healing in an Experimental Model of Delayed Cutaneous Wound Healing

    - E. Fitzgerald, C. Kennedy, F C Chan, Brian Kneafsey,  Prof E. Kaye, Prof J. Kelly, Prof. D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Briths Association of Plastic Surgeons (Winter Meeting)

    - London, UK (6th – 8th Dec 2006)

  8. Regulation of Nitric Oxide in the Diabetic Wound by Pravastatin – A HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor:

    Involvement of Endothelial and Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthases”

    - T. Laing, RP Hanson, F C Chan, B. Kneafsey, Prof. D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Briths Association of Plastic Surgeons (Winter Meeting)

    - London, UK (6th – 8th Dec 2006)

  9. Loco-Regional Infrared Preconditioning Improves Epigastric Flap Survival via Upregulation of Heat Shock Protein 72 (HSP72)

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, R.Hanson,, J.B. O’Sullivan, B. Kneafsey, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Briths Association of Plastic Surgeons (Winter Meeting)

    - London, UK (30th Nov – 2nd Dec 2005)

  10. Localised Infrared Irradiation: A Novel Preconditioning Technique

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

    - Glasgow, UK (14th April 2005)

  11. Glucose Control Significantly Enhances Diabetic Wound Healing

    - O’Sullivan J.B, Hanson R.P, F.C. Chan, Kneafsey B. J,D.Bouchier-Hayes

    - Society of Academic & Research Surgery Scientific Meeting

    - Newcastle, UK (13th  Jan 2005)

Ireland

  1. “Primary Furlow Palatoplasty: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

    Experience”

    - Fuan Chiang Chan, F. Chang, P.KT Chen

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - 16th  May 2014, Cork, Ireland

  2. A Functional Aim in Cleft Lip Repair: 19th Video Surgery Meeting

    - Earley MJ, Chan FC, McGillivary A

    - Charter Day Meeting RCSI

    - 12th – 16th Feb 2009, Dublin, Ireland

  3. “Dedicated Plastic Surgery Trauma Theatre” can potentially improve the  delivery of acute plastic emergency services in Ireland

    - Chan FC, Tiwary TN, Whately K, Kelly EJ, Kelly J, O’Broin E, O’Sullivan ST, O’Shaughnessy M.

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - Cork, Ireland (8th – 10th May 2008)

  4. Post-Conditioning with topical phenytoin following injury improves random pattern skin flap survival

    - Eilis Fitzgerald, Cormac Kennedy, Fuan Chiang Chan, Brian Kneafsey, Elaine Kaye, John Kelly, David Bouchier-Hayes

    - Presented in XXXIst Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium

    - Galway (8th Sept 2006)

  5. Localised Infrared Irradiation: A Novel Thermal Preconditioning Technique To Improve Flap Survival

    - F.C.Chan, J.G.McGuinness, B. Kneafsey, Prof D. Bouchier Hayes

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - Galway, Ireland (6th May 2005)

  6. Diphenylhydantoin sodium can alters the natural course of diabetic wound healing.

    - F.C. Chan, Hanson R.P., O’Sullivan J.B., Kneafsey B.,D.Bouchier-Hayes -

    - XXIXth Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium

    - Galway, Ireland (3rd September 2004)

  7. Topical Phenytoin can improve diabetic wound healing

    - F.C. Chan, Hanson R.P., O’Sullivan J.B., Kneafsey B.,D.Bouchier-Hayes

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - Cork, Ireland (7th May 2004)

  8. Establishing a Glucose-Controlled Diabetes Mellitus Wound Healing Model

    - J.B. O’Sullivan, R.P.Hanson, F.C.Chan, B.Kneafsey, D.Bouchier-Hayes -

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - Cork, Ireland (7th May 2004)

  9. Defining Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons on the Internet

    - F.C.Chan, R.P.Hanson, S.B. Pushpakumar, M. O’Donnell

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - Galway, Ireland (10th Nov 2002)

  10. A Scar, but you are a Plastic Surgeon?

    - RP Hanson, SB Pushpakumar, FC Chan, M O’Donnell

    - Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (Scientific Meeting)

    - Galway, Ireland (10th Nov 2002)

Asia

  1. “Three-Dimensional Soft Tissue Volumetric Changes Following

    Monobloc Frontofacial Distraction Procedure: Analysis Using Digital

    Three-Dimensional Photogrammetry System (3DMD) Distraction”

    - Chan FC, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP

    - 4th Congress World Association For Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent

    - 6th – 8th November 2014, Hong Kong

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