Edward Y. Chan, MD

Lung Transplant Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgeon

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

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Edward Y. Chan, MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

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About Me

Edward Chan, MD received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After medical school, Dr. Chan completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He conducted a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He then graduated from cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Chan joined the faculty of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Houston Methodist in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Associate Program Director of the General Surgery residency program.

Dr. Chan’s clinical interests include treatment of malignant and benign diseases of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and diaphragm, as well as the treatment of end-stage lung disease. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures, such as robot-assisted lobectomy and reflux surgery, and maximally invasive procedures, such as lung transplantation.

Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lung cancer
Robotic Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
COPD
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Transplant
Lung Volume Reduction
General and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
INTERPLAN
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
MDCR EFF DATE HARRIS: GROUP
MEDCORP
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
PPO NEXT
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | 2007
INTERNSHIP
Mount Sinai School of Medicine -New York, NY | 2008
CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY RESEARCH FELLOW
Columbia University, New York, New York | 2011
RESIDENCY
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York | 2013
FELLOWSHIP
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington | 2015
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
  • Houston Methodist Lynda K. & David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
  • Houston Methodist Cancer Center
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