Joyce Chan

Assistant Professor


Dr. Joyce Chan obtained her Bachelor of Medicine fromThe University of Southampton and underwent surgical training in UK to obtainher MRCS (Edinburgh). She further obtained a Master in Surgical Scienceand a PhD at Imperial College London. Her PhD work is in translational stroke prevention research using functional molecular magnetic resonance imaging technique. This work led to awards including the Best Scientific Paper in The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and in The Asian Society of Vascular Surgery in Taiwan; and grants from The European Society of Vascular Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of England.She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include development of theranostics and nanoparticles to target vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, molecular imaging of vascular inflammation in atherosclerosis using MRI and iron oxide particles.


Area of Interest

2)Carotid artery disease
4)Nanoparticles, vulnerable plaques
5)Molecular imaging
6)vascular nflammation
8)Iron oxide particles
9)Endothelial adhesion molecules

top publication

1)European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2014; 47: 462-9.Chan JMS, Monaco C, Wylezinska-Arridge M, TremoledA JL, Gibbs RGJ.‘Imaging of the Vulnerable Carotid Plaque: Biological Targeting of Inflammation inAtherosclerosis using Iron Oxide Particles and MRI.

2)Journal of Vascular Surgery 2013; 57: 35S-43S Cheng Z, Riga CV, Chan J, Hamady MS, Wood NB, Cheshire NJW, Xu XY, Gibbs RGJ. “Computational Simulation of the Aorta in Acute Type B Dissection: Initial Findings and Potential Applicability.

3)Book Chapter for The 34th Charing Cross International Symposium Chan J, Gibbs RGJ. ‘Inflammation imaging in carotid assessment’. In: Roger M Greenhalgh ed. VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR CONTROVERSIES UPDATE.BIBA Publishing, 2012.

4)Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011; 93(2): 111–3.L Corfield, J Chan, T Chance, N Wilson. “Early pyrexia after endovascular aneurysm repair: are cultures needed?

5) Heart 2010; 96: e17-e18 J Chan, C Monaco, K Bhakoo, RGJ Gibbs “Visualising inflamed atherosclerotic plaques: Molecular imaging using MRI and targeted USPIOs.