Kevin Chan

kevin chan

Kevin Chan, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral studies in biomedical engineering (neuroimaging) at the University of Hong Kong and was awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize for the best PhD thesis on imaging the visual system in health and disease. His research focuses on better understanding visual impairments by imaging glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and congenital/acquired blindness in both humans and experimental animal models. His lab collaborates internationally and uses cross-disciplinary approaches to study visual brain restoration via sensory substitution, transorbital electrical stimulation, cataract surgery, whole-eye transplantation, and osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis, among others. His team also helps develop visual assistive technologies for the blind or visually impaired by combining sensory substitution principles and artificial intelligence to further improve user effectiveness to interact with the visual environment. Dr. Chan has vast volunteering experience in serving at international societies as the chair of ARVO Multidisciplinary Ophthalmic Imaging Group (2020-21), vice-chair of ISMRM Publications Committee (2018-21), and member of ARVO Annual Meeting Program Committee (2018-21), ARVO Publications Committee (2020-23), ARVO Advocacy and Outreach Committee (2021-24), and ARVO Global Members Committee (2022-25). He hopes to leverage his continuing efforts to further enhance low vision and rehabilitation research and to strengthen the communications across these fields via ISLRR.