Jane W. Chan, MD
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Jane W. Chan, MD

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena | 625 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 280, Pasadena, CA 91105


Dr. Jane W. Chan is currently working on research studies at the Doheny Eye Center/ UCLA and was a professor of neurology and ophthalmology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating summa cum laude in Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, she earned an MD degree at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Jefferson in Philadelphia, and then continued at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for a neurology residency. She completed a clinical neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco with Dr. William F. Hoyt. Her expertise in neuro-ophthalmology led her to publish peer-reviewed articles and her textbook, Optic Nerve Disorders. Her current research focuses on the investigation of ocular imaging biomarkers in neurodegenerative disorders and the application of stem cells and CRISPR gene therapy for neuroprotection and neuro-regeneration in optic neuropathies. In addition to being invited to give lectures nationally and internationally, such as at the Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology/American Academy of Ophthalmology, she holds leadership positions on major journal editorial boards. Dr. Chan has also been a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society. Her awards for patient care include Top Doctors of America and Best Doctors of America.

Optic Nerve Disorders: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition, is a thoroughly revised and updated reference, including new information on diagnostic techniques such as genetic testing for hereditary optic neuropathies, new data on toxic/drug-related optic neuropathies and recent data from clinical trial studies. Additional novel therapies, including stem cell therapies, the use of nanotechnology and gene therapies are featured highlights, as is spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) for imaging of the optic nerve. The way in which OCT is used in differentiating optic nerve disorders from other retinal disorders and how OCT is used in monitoring the course of the disease is also discussed. This practical reference focuses on common optic nerve disorders. It addresses diagnosis, pathophysiology, management and prognosis and is written in a clear, concise style for quick, easy reference in the clinic. With additional color photographs to better illustrate the material, the second edition will prove to be the go-to reference for ophthalmologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons working with optic nerve disorders.




Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1997


Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 1996


Neurology, University of California, Davis Medical Center GME, 1995


Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1992


MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, 1990


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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