Yan, Matthew

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Yan, Matthew


Academic Ranks(s):

Clinical Associate Professor, UBC, Medical Officer, Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver, Transfusion Medicine Physician, Fraser Health Authority, Surrey


Royal Columbian Hospital

Short Bio

Dr. Matthew Yan is a clinical hematologist with a focus in transfusion medicine. He completed his medical school at University of British Columbia, which was followed by residency training in Internal Medicine and Adult Hematology at the University of Toronto. This was followed by a 2-year Royal College area of focused competency diploma in Transfusion Medicine. He is currently practicing as a transfusion medicine physician for the Fraser Health Authority, and as a medical officer for Canadian Blood Services.


Academic Background

  • MSc Health Information Science, University of Victoria, 2022
  • Diplomate, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, DRCPSC, Transfusion Medicine, 2019
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCPC, Hematology, 2016
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCPC, Internal Medicine, 2015
  • MD. University of British Columbia, 2011
  • BSc. Computer Science; Microbiology & Immunology, 2007

Awards and Recognition



Research Interest

  • Research interests include transfusion errors, adverse transfusion reactions, patient safety, medical education, and health informatics

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • Involved in teaching transfusion medicine to medical students, residents and transfusion fellows through didactic teaching and electives/rotations.
  • Canadian Blood Services education lead for transfusion medicine physician trainees.