Philip J. Chan is presently appointed as Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Basic Sciences at Loma Linda University, California. He earned his B.A. cum laude degree in Biology in 1979 at Kalamazoo College, Michigan, and his M.Sc. degree in Physiology in 1981 at Michigan State University. In 1983, he received his Ph.D. in Physiology at Michigan State University specializing in nonhuman primate assisted reproductive technologies. He is board-certified by the American Board of Bioanalysts as an embryo lab director, clinical consultant and a high complexity laboratory director in both embryology and andrology. He has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and is author on over 163 research presentations on cancer genes and assisted reproduction technologies. His photograph of the human oocyte was on the front cover of the 1984 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
In 1997, he was the recipient of the Walter MacPherson Outstanding Faculty Research Award. In 1999, he was invited to Siena University in Italy where he presented his pioneering work on sperm vectors. He was invited to present at Budapest University, Hungary in 2000 and at the ASRM 2003 workshop seminar in San Antonio. He was awarded the Outstanding Attending Staff Physician Award in 2003 and the CREOG National Faculty Award in 2006. His achievements include being the embryologist for the first human IVF baby in South New Jersey. He has served on the National Institutes of Health Comparative Medicine Study Section for 4 years as a member and ad-hoc chairman. In addition, he was a member and chairman on 6 NIH Regional resources site visits. Since 1992, he has served as an inspector for the College of American Pathologists, and currently works at the LLU Center for Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization.