Stephen Kwok-Wei Chan MD
Staff Anesthesiologist
Stephen Kwok
Contact Info
T: (416) 864-5071
F: (416) 864-6014
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St
Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8
Appointment Status Primary
Clinical Interests
regional anesthesia, education, Regional Anesthesia for Trauma
Research Interests
regional anesthesia, education, quality improvement

My research interests are focused on the interplay of regional anesthesia, education, and quality improvement. My educational goals include the ongoing development of an enriched curriculum that promotes knowledge transmission and innovation in regional anesthesia. In addition, I have an interest in identifying areas and methods in which anesthesia and regional anesthesia can advance its role in perioperative efficiency, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness through quality improvement initiatives.


Research Synopsis

  • Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management for anesthesia residents and fellows
  • Morning Rounds for anesthesia residents
  • Problem Based Learning for medical students

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

1. Kim N, Voicu L, Hare GMT, Cheema-Dhadli S, Chong CK, Chan SKW, Bichet DG, Halperin ML,
Mazer CD. (2012). Response of the renal inner medulla to hypoxia: Possible defense
mechanisms. Nephron Physiology, 121(1-2), 1-7.

2. Benbassat J, Baumal R, Chan S, Nirel N. (2011). Sources of distress during medical training and
clinical practice: Suggestions for reducing their impact. Medical Teacher, 33(6), 486-90.

Honours and Awards

  • St. Michael’s Hospital Medical Services Association Innovation Fund, St. Michael’s Hospital Research Grant, 2014
  • Mary L. Cassidy Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2010 and 2011