Andrew Chan joined the Eta Sigma Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi where he served as Pledge Class President and as Secretary on the chapter’s executive council. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Psychobiology and subsequently attended medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. There, he was awarded the prestigious Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship to pursue the study of dopaminergic neurons in patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery with the goal to learn more about dopamine-related diseases, such as schizophrenia. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and is currently completing neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco, the Doximity Residency Rankings #1 rated neurosurgery training program in the United States.
He continues to pursue research and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
His studies have been published in journals such as JAMA Neurology and the Neurosurgery journal, where his work has been selected as Editor’s Choice. He has been recognized with the Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves for his investigation into the safety of spinal cord stimulation, an important treatment option for those living with chronic pain.