Dr. Francis Chan grew up in Richmond, BC and through his minor sports injuries, he developed a respect for the foot and ankle. He has continued to be involved with education, lecturing at the annual BCPMA conferences and lecturing to other health care providers.


Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

UBC (Vancouver, BC) – Bachelor of Science, Cell Biology & Genetics


Swedish Medical Center (Seattle, WA) – Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Professional Interests

  • Diabetic Wound Care & Limb Salvage

  • Sports Medicine

  • Flat Feet & Cavus Feet management

  • Nail & Skin conditions

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery

Professional Experience

Prior to returning to British Columbia, Dr. Chan taught students at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine in Pomona, CA as an assistant professor. He also trained podiatric surgery residents at Riverside University Health Systems and Chino Valley Medical Center in foot and ankle surgery.

When he moved back to Metro Vancouver, he became an associate podiatrist at West Side Podiatry Clinic. In October 2018, he opened his clinic in Burnaby, BC.