Kevin G. Chan, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
Areas of Expertise
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Urinary Tract Reconstruction
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Kidney Stones
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
Research Focus
  • Urologic Oncology
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish

Urologic surgeon Kevin Chan, M.D., joined City of Hope's Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology in 2004, where he focuses on treating erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urinary tract reconstruction, and urologic retroperitoneal disease. Additionally, Dr. Chan treats all aspects of general urology, including benign prostatic hyperplasia and kidney stones.

At City of Hope, Dr. Chan has established one of the largest programs in continent urinary diversion using robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy for the treatment of bladder cancer. He recently helped lead the International Pasadena Consensus Panel that established best practice recommendations in robot-assisted radical cystectomy and urinary diversion.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Chan also conducts research in surgical techniques and postoperative pathways that will help minimize complications and improve outcomes in the treatment of bladder cancer. He has vast experience in the surgical treatment of male urinary incontinence, which is usually the result of prostate and bladder surgery, and has created a database at City of Hope with the goal of improving surgical techniques used to treat male urinary incontinence.

Dr. Chan's research interests also include the development of novel diagnostic techniques to improve the detection and progression of prostate cancer.

Dr. Chan earned his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Chan earned his Medical Degree at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1998. He completed his urology training at the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Skinner.

Dr. Chan has received a number of honors and awards, including the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award and the Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award.

 
  • 2014 - present - Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2012 - present - Head, Reconstructive Urology
  • 2004 to 2014 - Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Locations

Duarte

1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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Phone :  626-256-4673

Degrees

  • 1998 - University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, M.D.
  • 1994 - University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Biology, magna cum laude

Residency

  • 2004 - Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, Residency in Urology

Internship

  • 1999 - Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, Internship in General Surgery

Chan KG, Guru K, Wiklund P, Catto J, Yuh B, Novara G, Murphy DG, Al-Tartir T, Collins JW, Zhumkhawala A, Wilson TG.  Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion: Technical Recommendations from the Pasadena Consensus Panel.  Eur Urol. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2014.12.027

Wilson TG., Guru K., Rosen RC., Wiklund P., Annerstedt M., Bochner BH., Chan KG., Montorsi F., Mottrie A., Murphy D., Novara G., Peabody JO., Redorta JP., Skinner EC.,  Thalmann G., Stenzl A., Yuh B., Catto J. Best Practices in Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Reconstruction: Recommendations of the Pasadena Consensus Panel. In Press. Doi:10.1016/J.eururo.2014.12.009

Yuh B., Wilson TG., Bochner B., Chan K., Palou J., Stenzl A., Montorsi F.,  Thalmann G., Guru K., Catto JWF., Wiklund P., Novara G. Systematic Review and Cumulative Analysis of Oncologic and Functional  Outcomes After Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy. In Press. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2014.12.008.

Tobis S., Heinlen JE., Ruel N., Lau C., Kawachi., Wilson T., Chan K. Effect of Alvimopan on Return of Bowel Function After Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A.  2014 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25180566.

Tobis S, Heinlen JE, Ruel N, Lau C, Kawachi M, Wilson T, Chan K. Effect of Alvimopan on Return of Bowel Function After Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25180566.

Bertram Yuh, Robert R. Torrey, Nora H. Ruel, Kristina Wittig, Scott Tobis, Jennifer Linehan, Clayton S. Lau, Kevin G. Chan, Jonathan Yamzon, Timothy G. Wilson. Intermediate-term Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for Urothelial Carcinoma. J Endourol. 2014 Aug; 28(8):939-45. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0073. Epub 2014 Apr 16.

Haberman K, Wittig K, Yuh B, Ruel N, Lau C, Wilson TG, Chan KG. The Effect of Nerve-Sparing Robot-Assisted Radical Cystoprostatectomy on Erectile Function in a Preoperatively Potent Population. J Endourol. 2014 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24959940.

Nazmy M, Yuh B, Kawachi M, Lau CS, Linehan J, Ruel NH, Torrey RR, Yamzon J, Wilson TG, Chan KG.  Early and Late Complications of Robotic Assisted Radical Cystectomy: A Standardized Analysis by Urinary Diversion Type.  J Urology 2014 March (191) 681-687.

Torrey RR, Rajeshuni N, Ruel NH, Muldrew S, Chan KG.. Radiation History Affects Continence Outcomes After AdVance Transobturator Sling Placement in Patients With Post-prostatectomy Incontinence.  Urology 2013 Sep;82(3):713-7.

Whelan C, Crocitto L, Kawachi M, Chan K, Smith D, Wilson T, Smith S.  The influence of PSA-RNA yield on the analysis of expressed prostatic secretions (EPS) for prostate cancer diagnosis.  Can J Urol 2013 Feb;20(1):6597-602.

Yuh BE, Nazmy M, Ruel NH, Jankowski JT, Menchaca AR, Torrey RR, Linehan JA, Lau CS, Chan KG, Wilson TG.  Standardized analysis of frequency and severity of complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy.  Eur Urol 2012 Nov;62(5):806-13

Torrey RR, Chan KG, Yip W, Josephson DY, Lau CS, Ruel NH, Wilson TG.  Functional outcomes and complications in patients with bladder cancer undergoing robotic-assisted radical cystectomy with extracorporeal Indiana pouch continent cutaneous urinary diversion.  Urology.  2012 May; 79(5):1073-8.

Lau CS, Talug J, Williams SB, Josephson DY, Ruel NH, Chan KG, Wilson TG.  Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy in the octogenarian.  Int J Med Robot. 2012 Jun;8(2):247-52.

Treating Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Surgery. Coping® with Cancer magazine, Jan/Feb 2012, Page 28.

Josephson DY, Chen JA, Chan KG, Lau CS, Nelson RA, Wilson TG.  Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy and extracorporeal continent urinary diversion: highlight of surgical techniques and outcomes.  Int J Med Robot. 2010 Sep;6(3):315-23.

Whelan C, Eandi J, Wilson T, Chan KG, Lau C, Josephson D.  Technique of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Distal Ureterectomy with Psoas Hitch Reimplantation. Journal of Urology, April 2010 (Vol. 183, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e372

Reyblat P, Chan KG, Josephson DY, Stein JP, Freeman JA, Grossfeld GD, Esrig D, Ginsberg DA.  Comparison of extraperitoneal and intraperitoneal augmentation enterocystoplasty for neurogenic bladder in spinal cord injury patients.  World J Urol. 2009 Feb;27(1):63-8.

Clark JP, Munson KW, Lamparska-Kupsik K, Chan KG, Yoshida JS, Kawachi MH, Crocitto LE, Wilson TG, Feng Z, Smith SS.  Performance of a single assay for both type III and type VI TMPRSS2:ERG fusions in noninvasive prediction of prostate biopsy outcome.  Clin Chem. 2008 Dec; 54(12):2007-17.

Chan, Kevin G.  Treating Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Surgery.  Coping® with Cancer magazine, Jan/Feb 2008, Page 90.

Barry P, Chan KG, Hsu J, Quek ML.  Adenomatoid tumor of the tunica albuginea.  Int J Urol. 2005 May; 12(5):516-8

Chan, Kevin.  A Fair Monetary Incentive Plan for Organ Donation: An Endorsement of Thomas Peters' Recent JAMA Proposal.  UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal Vol. 9:14-16, 1993.

Book Chapters

Chan, Kevin and Wilson, Timothy.   Extracorporeal Urinary Diversion.  In Robotic Surgery of the Bladder Eds. E.P. Castle and R.S. Pruthi/Springer, New York, 2014.

Chan, Kevin and Wilson, Timothy.  Technique of Extracorporeal Urinary Diversion.  In Robotic Urology 2nd Ed./Eds. H. John and P. Wiklund/Springer, New York (In Press)

Chan, Kevin and Wilson, Timothy.  Urinary Incontinence after Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.  In Robotic Urology 2nd Ed./Eds. H. John and P. Wiklund/Springer, New York (In Press)

Chan, Kevin and Wilson, Timothy.  Urinary Incontinence Following Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.   In Robotic Urology /Eds. H. John and P. Wiklund /Springer, New York, 2008.

  • 2004 - present, Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • 2004 - present, American Urological Association - Western Section
  • 2003 - present, American Urological Association
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