About DR SOPHIE CHAN
Dr Sophie Chan is an Endocrinologist with over 12 years of experience in the field. She is passionate about helping patients manage diabetes and other endocrine problems. She offers a personalised and comprehensive approach that is based on the best scientific evidence. Patients find her approachable, professional and an excellent communicator. Sophie has two children, is a qualified yoga teacher and is committed to promoting healthy eating for children and adults. She is fluent in Cantonese.
Recent talks include Insulin Pump Therapy (Australian Diabetes Council), Yoga in Hormonal Health and Diabetes, and appearance on Chanel 7's Live Well program.
Sophie was born in Hong Kong and educated in Sydney. She graduated from Medicine with First Class Honours (University of Sydney) and achieved First Place in Final Year Medicine.
- During her Internship and residency at Concord Hospital Sophie was awarded the prize for "Most Valuable Intern of the Year".
- Basic and advanced training in Endocrinology at Royal North Shore Hospital
- 2003 became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP)
As part of her endocrine training, Sophie undertook basic science doctoral research in the field of growth factors, fat cells and diabetes at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research at Royal North Shore Hospital.
- 2006 Awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Sydney
While completing her PhD, Sophie consulted as an Endocrinologist in private rooms. In 2005, she was appointed as a staff specialist in Endocinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at Royal North Shore Hospital where she gained substantial experience managing difficult and complex endocrine problems. Her areas of interest include adolescent transition in Type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy for Type 1 diabetes.
- 2010 Awarded a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Sydney
Sophie has published scientific papers in international medical journals such as Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Thyroid and American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism and Diabetologia
Hormone Health and Diabetes education is primary to Dr Sophie Chan. Sophie is involved in teaching medical trainees, nursing and allied health staff. She also gives public seminars and workshops to GPs and patient groups. Recent talks include insulin pump therapy (Australian Diabetes Council) and yoga in hormonal health and diabetes.
- 2010 completed Yoga teacher training at Samadhi Yoga, accredited by Yoga Alliance (RYT200)
Dr Sophie Chan
MBBS Hons 1, FRACP, MMed, PhD
prizes and scholarships
Harry J Clayton Memorial Prize for Medicine and Clinical Medicine, University of Sydney
Dagmar Berne Prize for Proficiency in Final Year, University of Sydney
Robert Scot Skirving Memorial Prize for Medicine and Surgery, University of Sydney
Westmead Hospital Association Prize for Final Year
Summer Research Scholarship 1991 in Pathology, University of Sydney
Young Investigator Award for best oral presentation at the Diabetes in Pregnancy Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2001
The Novartis Award for best oral presentation at the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) Annual Scientific meeting, 2003
ESA Travel Grant, 2003
ESA International Travel Grant, 2004
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical and Dental Postgraduate Scholarship 2002 – 2005