Peter Chan



Dr. Peter Chan is a geriatric and consultation-liaison psychiatrist who is a fully qualified subspecialist in geriatric psychiatry, and has practiced since 1996 at Vancouver General Hospital primarily in the elder care medical units.  He is a clinical professor in the UBC Dept. of Psychiatry. He is recognized nationally for his work in the fields of managing delirium and applying neurostimulation (ECT and TMS) for mental disorders, with ongoing research, teaching, administration and policy development in these areas. He also provides capacity assessments. He is involved in a private initiative to deliver TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) at BrainStim Healthcare for those young or old.


Selected Publications

“Loxapine for Management of Delirium in Older Adult Surgical Patients”. Alan T. Bates, Peter Chan, Heather D’Oyley, Lurdes Tse, Robert Hewko. International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2017, 5, 34-38


Alexander McGirr,; Marcelo T Berlim,; David J Bond,; Peter Y Chan,; Lakshmi N Yatham, , & Raymond W Lam. “Adjunctive Ketamine In Electroroconvulsive Therapy: Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”. Br J Psychiatry. 2017 Apr 6


Mark C. Fok, Amir A. Sepehry, Larry Frisch, Richard Sztramko, Boudewijn L. S. Borger Van Der Burg, Anne J. H. Vochteloo and Peter Chan. “Do Antipsychotics Prevent Postoperative Delirium? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Apr;30(4):333-44.


Taheri A, Dahri K, Chan P, Aulakh A, Tashakkor Y, Shaw, M. “Evaluation of a Symptom-Triggered Protocol Approach to the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome jn the Geriatric Population”. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(8):1551-5


Leong K, Chan P, Grabovac A et al. “Changes in Mindfulness Following Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Mood Disorders” Can J Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;58(12):687-91.

Chan P, Graf P, Enns M, Delva  NJ, Gilron I, Lawson JS, Gosselin C, Patry S, Milev R, Jewell M, Martin B. “The Canadian Survey of Standards of ECT Practice: A Call for Accreditation” Can J Psychiatry October 2012; 57(10):634-42.


Enns M, Reiss J, Chan P. ECT: A Position Paper of The CPA (Canadian

Psychiatric Association). The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 55, No 6, Suppl. June 2010


Lam, R, Chan, P., Wilkins-Ho, M. And Yatham, L. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTms) In Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Can J Psychiatry. 2008 Sep;53(9):621-31.

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