Karmela Kim Chan, MD

Dr. Chan graduated from medical school in the Philippines fully convinced that she wanted to become a rheumatologist. She worked towards that goal, finishing her internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut and her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts.

Before moving to New York City, she spent seven years in private practice in Rhode Island with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthritides, gout and osteoarthritis. In addition, Dr. Chan taught rheumatology as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She was also a columnist for a monthly rheumatology publication, writing about the challenges of starting life as a full-fledged rheumatologist in a private practice. 

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Awards

Top Doctor, Rhode Island Magazine 2015-2016

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Oxford
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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Education

University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines

Internship

University of Connecticut

Residency

University of Connecticut

Fellowship

University of Massachusetts

Certification

Rheumatology
Internal Medicine

State Licensure

New York, Rhode Island

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY, 10021

212.774.7548

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