A rehabilitation specialist assists people with mental or physical disabilities re-acclimate to independent daily living. Rehabilitation specialists coordinate the needs of the client with the care they will receive. This role also teaches practical skills to clients so that they can work or go to school and function well within society. Educational requirements for this career vary per job. However, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is generally required for any rehabilitation specialist role.
Prior to private practice, Dr. Chan was at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) for 24 years, during which eight years were spent as Head of Department at the hospital’s rehabilitation center. In TTSH, he led the development of Centre for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics (CART), in which Rehabilitation Robotics and other technological platforms are matched with skilled expertise to promote improved outcomes for patients.
While in TTSH, Dr. Chan also led the TTSH Pain Taskforce to improve pain management services institutionally with a special interest in Chronic Pain and Rehabilitation. He was also Program Development lead in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Trauma Rehabilitation. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Chan was the Chief Executive Officer of Orange Valley Nursing Homes.
Dr. Chan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1985. After completing his national service and general medical rotations, he embarked on his specialist training in rehabilitation medicine in 1992.
Dr. Chan was a Clinical Fellow in Baylor College of Medicine’s Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research from 1995 to 1996, and had a training attachment to Emory Spine Centre in Atlanta, U.S.
Apart from clinical work, Dr. Chan is on the Medical Advisory Committee of St Luke’s Hospital and a Resident Advisory Committee member for training of senior residents. He is the founding co-director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore and an evaluation panel member of the Diagnostics Development Hub which evaluates potential of startups in Medtech. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Chan was the Chief Executive Officer of Orange Valley Nursing Home.
Dr. Chan's specialty interests are chronic pain, general rehab and rehab technologies.
Chronic Pain, General Rehab, Rehab Technologies
MRCP, MBBS, FAMS
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