Scientific Advisory Board Deputy Chair: Dr. Michel Tchan
Dr. Michel Tchan (BMedSc, MBBS, PhD, FRACP)
Dr. Tchan is a clinical and metabolic geneticist looking after adults with genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. He is currently the Head of Department, Genetic Medicine at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. Dr. Tchan is also a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sydney.
He has active research interests in clinical aspects of the lysosomal storage disorders. He is currently responsible for the NSW Adult Genetic Metabolic Disorders Clinic as well as the Centre of Expertise supervising enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry disease, Gaucher disease, Pompe disease and MPS disorders.
Dr. Tchan is on the Written Examination Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and sits on advisory boards for Genzyme and Shire pharmaceutical companies. A family-man with young children, Dr. Tchan is also an enthusiastic cyclist.
Interest in Sanfilippo:
“I look after a number of patients with Sanfilippo Syndrome and believe that with further research specific treatments will be available to them. The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation plays an important role in fundraising and advocating for patients with this rare and devastating condition. Their work in supporting families and working towards effective treatment is vital.”