Paul S. Chan, MD, MS

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May 1st, 2015

The Baltimore Protests: A Call for Physicians to Become Mentors

Paul Chan discusses how the Baltimore riots should call physicians to action.


August 13th, 2014

With Health Disparities Research, Descriptive Analysis Isn’t Enough

Paul Chan takes a critical look at the shortcomings of the current state of disparities research and asks what we could do differently to improve the lives of others.


September 18th, 2013

Disparities in Rate of Inappropriate Use of PCI

Paul Chan answers questions about his new study in JACC that found a surprising pattern of both overuse and underuse of PCI among different populations in the US.


January 30th, 2013

How Insurance Status Affects Treatment for Patients with CAD

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Does a patient’s insurance status affect a physician’s decision to prescribe evidence-based therapies for CAD?


October 19th, 2012

“Aren’t You A Doctor, Baba? Can’t You Make Him Better?”

After his five-year-old son asks a difficult question, a cardiologist hikes the Grand Canyon in a day to raise money to fight hunger.


February 22nd, 2012

Part 5: Clashing Views of Appropriate Use Criteria for PCI

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In a recent Viewpoint in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Marso and colleagues expressed grave reservations about the application of appropriate use criteria for PCI in a controversial study published last year in JAMA by Chan and colleagues, which found that only half of PCIs performed for nonacute indications were classified as appropriate. Interventional cardiology editors Rick Lange and David Hillis asked CardioExchange members for their […]


February 21st, 2012

Part 4: Clashing Views of Appropriate Use Criteria for PCI

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In a recent Viewpoint in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Marso and colleagues expressed grave reservations about the application of appropriate use criteria for PCI in a controversial study published last year in JAMA by Chan and colleagues, which found that only half of PCIs performed for nonacute indications were classified as appropriate. Interventional cardiology editors Rick Lange and David Hillis asked CardioExchange members for their […]


February 17th, 2012

Part 3: Clashing Views of Appropriate Use Criteria for PCI

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In a recent Viewpoint in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Marso and colleagues expressed grave reservations about the application of appropriate use criteria for PCI in a controversial study published last year in JAMA by Chan and colleagues, which found that only half of PCIs performed for nonacute indications were classified as appropriate. Interventional cardiology editors Rick Lange and David Hillis asked CardioExchange members for their […]


February 16th, 2012

Part 2: Clashing Views of Appropriate Use Criteria for PCI

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In a recent Viewpoint in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Marso and colleagues expressed grave reservations about the application of appropriate use criteria for PCI in a controversial study published last year in JAMA by Chan and colleagues, which found that only half of PCIs performed for nonacute indications were classified as appropriate. Interventional cardiology editors Rick Lange and David Hillis asked CardioExchange members for their […]


February 15th, 2012

Part 1: Clashing Views of Appropriate Use Criteria for PCI

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In a recent Viewpoint in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Marso and colleagues expressed grave reservations about the application of appropriate use criteria for PCI in a controversial study published last year in JAMA by Chan and colleagues, which found that only half of PCIs performed for nonacute indications were classified as appropriate. Interventional cardiology editors Rick Lange and David Hillis asked CardioExchange […]