Dr Chan is a specialist in Otorhinolaryngology. He completed his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1970. Subsequently, he obtained his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in the year 1974. He was conferred Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1980.
Dr Chan worked in the ENT Department of Singapore General Hospital from 1972 to 1981 and was promoted to Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon in 1979. He went on to establish his own private practice at Gleneagles Medical Centre in May 1981