2013 Teaching Recognition Award for Achievement in Education


Vincent W.S. Chan, MD, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The IARS Achievement in Education Award recognizes anesthesiology educators who have substantially advanced medical education and made a significant national or international impact on the academic community.

"Vincent embarked on the quest of changing regional anesthesia from art to science through research and education in clinical ultrasound application. In the past decade, he worked tirelessly to advance research in ultrasound education, establish curriculum and guidelines for ultrasound education, conduct practical hands on ultrasound training worldwide, created textbooks, DVD’s and web based educational resources; furthermore, he provided leadership in promoting ultrasound education. Professor Chan is one of the most sought after renowned educators in ultrasound training in almost all anesthesiology societies’ conferences in all 5 continents and has led over 150 ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshops."  – Davy Cheng, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS, CCPE, Distinguished University Professor & Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care

Visit Dr. Chan's Faculty Page at the University of Toronto or his Research Page at the Toronto Western Research Institute.

Dr. Chan was the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Gold Medal Award.

Read Dr. Chan's recent publications and articles.