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 Roth | McFarlane 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 clinical and research interest in Dupuytren's contracture and treats a large number of Dupuytren's patients with different modalities including the so-called needle aponeurotomy and Xiaflex Clostridium Collagenase. He is also interested in 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 the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Dr. Gan is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.