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Yu-Feng Y. Chan

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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus


  • MD, New Jersey Medical School

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    University Hospital (UMDNJ)

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center


    Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, M. D. attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark and trained in Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical School and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She returned to NJMS as an ED attending physician after residency. During her 7 years at University Hospital, Dr. Chan served as the Research Director for the EM residency and medical student EM electives as well as the fieldwork site supervisor for the MD/MPH students. Her primary research interest has been patient stroke education in the ED and has published numerous abstracts and manuscripts in various peer reviewed journals. Dr. Chan received a $250,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of NJ to establish a Stroke Education Center in the ED waiting room. She presented the results of her 2 year pilot clinical trial on the effectiveness of stroke education in the ED waiting room at the 2008 AHA International Stroke Conference and the ACEP Scientific Assembly. Dr. Chan was also the coinvestigator for UMDNJ's CDC HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Services grant.

    In January, 2008, Dr. Chan took an EM faculty position at MSSM. Her other current research interests include prehospital normobaric oxygenation in acute ischemic stroke, tele-stroke, and handi-stroke.

    Nationally, Dr. Chan was recently elected as Chair of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine's Neurological Interest Group. She is also an active member of the NY and NJ American Stroke Association Stroke Committees.


  • 2007 -
    Northern New Jersey Annual Volunteer Recognition Power to End Stroke Honoree
    American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association

  • 2003 -
    Semi-Finalist for UMDNJ Process Improvement and Innovation Award
    Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack Disease Process Team

  • 2000 -
    Best Resident Researcher
    Department of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Chan's current research interests include prehospital normobaric oxygenation in acute ischemic stroke, tele-stroke, handi-stroke, and patient stroke education in the Emergency Department waiting room.


Chan YF, Alagappan K, Rella J, Bentley S, Soto-Greene G, Martin M. Interpreter Services in the Emergency Department. Journal of Emergency Medicine;.

Jagoda A, Chan YF. Transient Ischemic Attack Overview: Defining the Challenges for Improving Outcomes. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2008 Aug; 52(2): S3-6.

Chan YF, Richardson L, Zaets S, Nagurka R, Brimacombe M, Levine SR. Stroke Education in the Emergency Department Waiting Room. Stroke 2008; 39(2): 638.

Chan YF, Lavery R, Fox N, Kwon R, Zinzuwadia S, Massone R, Livingston D. The Effect of an Educational Video on Emergency Department Patient Stroke Knowledge. J Emerg Med 2008 Feb; 34(2).

Chan YF, Alagappan K, Gandhi A, Donovan C, Tewari M, Zaets S. Disaster Management Following the Chi-Chi Earthquake in Taiwan. Prehospital Disaster Med 2006 June; 21(3): 196-202.

Chan YF, Agag RL, Kalira D, Barnett M. Rule Out Smallpox In The ED: An Interesting Case of Streptococcus Pyoderma. Am J Emerg Med 2006 Mar; 24(2): 243-244.

Chan YF, Kalira D, Hore P. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors As A Cause Of Unilateral Tongue Angioedema In A 68 Year Old Woman. Am J Emerg Med 2006 Mar; 24(2): 249-250.

Chan YF, Kwiatkowski TG, Rella JG, Rennie WP, Kwon RK, Silverman RA. Tissue Plasminogen Activator For Acute Ischemic Stroke: A New York City Emergency Medicine Perspective. J Emerg Med 2005 Nov; 29(4): 405-408.

Chan YF, Lavery R, Kalira D, Nasir A, Kwon R, Livingston D. Initial Assessment and Management of Facial Gunshot Injuries. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2005; 46(3): S36-37.

Qureshi AI, Suri MK, Kirmani JF, Chan YF, E. Intra-arterial trhombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in United States. Stroke 2004; 35(1): 290-291.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Chan did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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