Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism

Noel Chan


Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine





Education and Professional Standing

Dr Noel Chan graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He underwent training in Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom and hematology training in Melbourne. Subsequently, he completed a research fellowship in Thrombosis and Vascular Medicine at McMaster University.

Current Academic Role

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism and an Investigator based in TaARI.

Clinical Interest

He is a medical staff member at Hamilton Health Sciences, and his clinical practice includes consultative hematology and thrombosis.

Research Interest

He is interested in optimizing the benefit of antithrombotic agents by improving their efficacy and safety. In particular, his research focuses on understanding the determinants of variable response to antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants to optimize health outcome.

Selected Publications

  1. Chan NC, Coppens M, Hirsh J, Ginsberg JS, Weitz JI, Vanassche T, Douketis JD, Schulman S, Eikelboom JW. Real-world variability in dabigatran levels in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 Mar;13(3):353-9. doi: 10.1111/jth.12823. Epub 2015 Jan 28.
  2. Chan NC, Eikelboom JW, Ginsberg JS, Lauw MN, Vanassche T, Weitz JI, Hirsh J. Role of phenotypic and genetic testing in managing clopidogrel therapy. Blood. 2014 Jul 31;124(5):689-99. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-01-512723. Epub 2014 Jun 20. Review.
  3. Chan NC, Paikin JS, Hirsh J, Lauw MN, Eikelboom JW, Ginsberg JS. New oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: impact of study design, double counting and unexpected findings on interpretation of study results and conclusions. Thromb Haemost. 2014 May 5;111(5):798-807. doi: 10.1160/TH13-11-0918. Epub 2014 Feb 20. Review.
  4. Noel Chan, Philip T. Sager, Jack Lawrence, Thomas's Ortel, Paul Reilly, Scott Berkowitz, Dagmar Kubitza, John Eikelboom, Jeffry Florian, Norman Stockbridge, Martin Rose, Robert Temple, Jonathan H. Seltzer, Is There A Role For Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Guided Dosing For Novel Oral Anticoagulants?, In American Heart Journal, 2017, ISSN 0002-8703, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2017.10.002.
  5. Chan NC, Eikelboom JW, Weitz JI. Evolving Treatments for Arterial and Venous Thrombosis: Role of the Direct Oral Anticoagulants. Circ Res. 2016 Apr 29;118(9):1409-24. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.306925. Review.
  6. Chan NC, Siegal D, Lauw MN, Ginsberg JS, Eikelboom JW, Guyatt GH, Hirsh J. A systematic review of contemporary trials of anticoagulants in orthopaedic thromboprophylaxis: suggestions for a radical reappraisal. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2015 Aug;40(2):231-9. doi: 10.1007/s11239-014-1153-7. Review.
  7. Chan NC, Stehouwer AC, Hirsh J, Ginsberg JS, Alazzoni A, Coppens M, Guyatt GH, Eikelboom JW. Lack of consistency in the relationship between asymptomatic DVT detected by venography and symptomatic VTE in thromboprophylaxis trials. Thromb Haemost. 2015 Nov;114(5):1049-57. doi: 10.1160/TH14-12-1006. Epub 2015 Jul 2. Review.
  8. Jaffer IH, Chan N, Roberts R, Fredenburgh JC, Eikelboom JW, Weitz JI. Comparison of the Ecarin Chromogenic Assay and Diluted Thrombin Time for Quantification of Dabigatran Concentrations. J Thromb Haemost. 2017 Oct 4. doi: 10.1111/jth.13857. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 28976630
  9. In high-risk patients with arthritis and previous upper GI bleeding, celecoxib vs naproxen reduced recurrent bleeding. Chan N, Weitz J. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Aug 15;167(4):JC17. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-4-017. No abstract available.
    PMID: 28806798
  10. Platelet Transfusion for Ticagrelor Reversal. Kruger P, Chan N, Eikelboom JW. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Aug;10(8). pii: e005579. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.117.005579. No abstract available.
    PMID: 28768760
  11. Anticoagulation for Mechanical Heart Valves: Will Oral Factor Xa Inhibitors Be Effective? Chan NC, Weitz JI, Eikelboom JW. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017 May;37(5):743-745. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.309223. No abstract available.
    PMID: 28446469
  12. Laboratory measurement of the direct oral anticoagulants. Dale BJ, Chan NC, Eikelboom JW.
    Br J Haematol. 2016 Feb;172(3):315-36. doi: 10.1111/bjh.13810. Epub 2015 Oct 22. Review.
    PMID: 26492202
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  13. Dabigatran is Less Effective Than Warfarin at Attenuating Mechanical Heart Valve-Induced Thrombin Generation. Jaffer IH, Stafford AR, Fredenburgh JC, Whitlock RP, Chan NC, Weitz JI.
    J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Aug 24;4(8):e002322. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002322.
    PMID: 26304938 Free PMC Article
  14. Timing the First Postoperative Dose of Anticoagulants: Lessons Learned From Clinical Trials. Paikin JS, Hirsh J, Chan NC, Ginsberg JS, Weitz JI, Eikelboom JW.
    Chest. 2015 Sep;148(3):587-595. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-2710. Review.
    PMID: 25927951