Dr. Vincent Chan: 2017 Distinguished Service Award (ASRA)

Feb 16, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Vincent Chan has been selected to receive the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Chan is a foremost innovator and leader in anesthesiology. He is in large part responsible for developing the current practice of ultrasound-guided regional nerve blockade that has transformed many aspects of contemporary perioperative care over the last 15 years.

A major player on the international scene, he has been the recipient of many prestigious awards from specialist international societies including the Carl Koller Award (2016) and the Distinguished Service Award (2013) from European Society of Regional Anesthesia, the 2013 Teaching Award from the International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Gaston Labat Award (2016) from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Closer to home, Dr. Chan was awarded the Gold Medal from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (2009) and the Professional Achievement Award (2014) from the Chinese Professionals Association of Canada; and, at the University of Toronto he received the Colin Woolf Award (2016) from the Faculty of Medicine, and the David Fear Award (2008) from the Department of Anesthesia.

In summary, we’re proud to count among our colleagues one so highly recognized on the national and international stage.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chan on his wonderful success.

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