Dr. Christina Chan is the Medical Director of the NICU/SCN for Texas Health Resources - Presbyterian Dallas (THD). In addition to her interests in point of care ultrasound use, neonatal resuscitation, and medical technology/informatics, she is interested in the application of academic principles in a community practice model.  She works with a mutlidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other service lines within the NICU/SCN environment to create an environment of open communication and professionalism to encourage the provision of excellent patient care and maximize patient safety.


Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine (2007)
UC San Diego Medical Center (2010), Pediatrics
UC San Diego Medical Center (2013), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Medical technology and informatics
  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Video Recording of Neonatal Resuscitation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Galectin-3 binding protein in human preterm infant umbilical cord plasma.
Chan C, Bode L, Kim J J Neonatal Perinatal Med 2015 8 2 99-104
Human milk galectin-3 binding protein and breast-feeding-associated HIV transmission.
Chan CS, Kim HY, Autran C, Kim JH, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Mwiya M, Thea DM, Aldrovandi GM, Kuhn L, Bode L Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2013 Dec 32 12 e473-5
Challenges in the practice of human milk nutrition in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Kim JH, Chan CS, Vaucher YE, Stellwagen LM Early Hum. Dev. 2013 Oct 89 Suppl 2 S35-8
Pooling expressed breastmilk to provide a consistent feeding composition for premature infants.
Stellwagen LM, Vaucher YE, Chan CS, Montminy TD, Kim JH Breastfeed Med 2013 Apr 8 205-9
Culture clash: a missed opportunity.
Siegel B, Chan C, Willies-Jacobo L, Stein MT J Dev Behav Pediatr 2009 Apr 30 2 154-7
Shedding of sabin poliovirus Type 3 containing the nucleotide 472 uracil-to-cytosine point mutation after administration of oral poliovirus vaccine.
Martinez CV, Old MO, Kwock DK, Khan SS, Garcia JJ, Chan CS, Webster R, Falkovitz-Halpern MS, Maldonado YA J. Infect. Dis. 2004 Jul 190 2 409-16
Direct extraction of Sabin poliovirus genomes from human fecal samples using a guanidine thiocyanate extraction method.
Old MO, Martinez CV, Kwock D, Garcia J, Martin G, Chan C, Maldonado YA J. Virol. Methods 2003 Jun 110 2 193-200

Honors & Awards

  • Travel Award
    Clinical & Translational Science Awards - CC-CHOC (2013)
  • Outstanding Resident in Primary Care
    University of California - San Diego (2009)
  • Resident Research Award and Grant
    University of California - San Diego (2009)
  • AAP Residency Award
    University of California - San Diego (2008)
  • Acquire Superior Knowledge Award
    University of California - San Diego (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2007)
  • Center of Advanced Pediatric & Perinatal Education: Simulation Instructor (2017)
  • Epic Physician Builder Certification (2018)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor Certified (2018)
  • Pediatric Advisory Board for THD (2018)
  • Practitioner Performance Evaluation Committee for THD (2019)