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Rodney Chan, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Board Chair

Dr. Rodney Chan is co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at the Metis Foundation. As an active investigator who has worked many years within a federal laboratory, Dr. Chan understands the institutional infrastructures necessary to maximize research productivity. Along with Drs. Grewal and Carlsson, the Metis Foundation was founded in 2016 with the basic premise of helping researchers achieve their scientific goals while minimizing undue administrative and financial burdens.

Dr. Chan’s background includes a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biology and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed post-graduate training in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He is president of STARS Plastic Surgery, a multi-physician, private group practice. He is Professor of Surgery at the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences and adjunct Professor of Surgery at University of Texas Health San Antonio. Dr. Chan is a practicing plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in late burn reconstructions. Together with a team of talented clinicians and scientists, he also directs the Q-SCARR (Quality Skin Collaborative for Advanced Skin Regeneration/Reconstruction) research program with the focus of developing novel skin replacement technologies that minimize donor site and therapies to mitigate scarring.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chan brings his background, his passion for dismantling complex problems and years of clinical research experience to help Metis Foundation researchers and other stakeholders navigate the nuances of translational military medical research.