Bing Siang Gan, MD PhD FRCSC FACS
Year of graduation from residency: 1994
Fellowship: Microsurgical Reconstruction and Hand Surgery (Toronto, Boston)
Areas of clinical interest: Hand and wrist surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, complex wound reconstruction
Research interests: Dupuytren’s contracture, wound healing
Academic rank: Professor
Dr. Gan's Pubmed publication list (page will display in new window)
Hand and Upper Limb Centre
St. Joseph's Health Centre, Room D0-215
268 Grosvenor Street
London, Ontario N6A 4L6
Short personal bio: Dr. Gan graduated from the Medical Faculty at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1988. He then went on to earn a PhD in Medical Sciences (Subspecialty Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics) from the University of Calgary. After a rotating internship at the Regina General Hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan, a residency in Plastic Surgery was completed at the University of Western Ontario Teaching Hospitals. This clinical training was followed by post-residency Fellowships in Microsurgical Reconstruction (Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto) and Hand and Microsurgery (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University), as well as a research post-doctoral fellowship (Department of Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto).
Dr. Gan has been with the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at St. Joseph's Health centre since 1998 and has an academic practice focused on hand and wrist surgery, microsurgical reconstruction and complex wound reconstruction. In conjunction with Dr. David O ’Gorman, he directs the HULC Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory located in the Lawson Health Research Institute. Dr. Gan has a particular research interest in Dupuytren's contracture and other fibrosing conditions, like hypertrophic scarring. His research program has been funded by a number of external agencies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, the National Science and Engineering Research Council and since 2002, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Dr. Gan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and serves on the Regional Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Gan is also a member of the Royal College Examination Board in Plastic Surgery. He is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation for 2011-2012.