Titus Chan, MD

Titus Chan, MD

Critical Care

On staff since February 2013

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Titus Chan, MD, MS, MPP is a pediatric cardiac intensivist and cardiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Titus earned his MD at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He completed his pediatric residency, pediatric critical care medicine fellowship and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Primary Children's Hospital and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. During this time, he also obtained an MS in Clinical Investigation and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah. Titus worked as a paediatric intensive care registrar at Birmingham Children's Hospital in Birmingham, UK before moving to Seattle to join Seattle Children's Critical Care Medicine Division and the Heart Center. He is board certified in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric cardiology.

Dr. Chan enjoys caring for children of all ages with all types of congenital and acquired heart diseases in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Seattle Children's Heart Center outpatient clinic. He has specific research interests in health policy, health economics, and the socioeconomic effects of critical illness and cardiac care.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Edmonton
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
University of Utah, Salt Lake City


Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Pediatric Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiac intensive care, adult congenital heart disease, single ventricle care

Research Description

Health economics and policy, heath disparities, development economics


  • Chan T, Kim J, Minich LL, Pinto NM, Waitzman NJ
    Surgical volume, hospital quality, and hospitalization cost in congenital heart surgery in the United States.
    25099030 Pediatric Cardiology , 2015 Jan. : 36(1)205-13
  • Chan T, Lion KC, Mangione-Smith R
    Racial Disparities in Failure-to-Rescue among Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery.
    25556012 The Journal of Pediatrics , 2014 Dec. 30
  • Chan T, Pinto NM, Bratton SL
    Racial and insurance disparities in hospital mortality for children undergoing congenital heart surgery.
    22349675 Pediatric Cardiology , 2012 Oct. : 33(7)1026-39
  • Chan T, Thiagarajan RR, Frank D, Bratton SL
    Survival after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children with heart disease.
    18954640 The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery , 2008 Oct. : 136(4)984-92
  • Chan T, Klassen TP
    In children with idiopathic short stature, what advantage does administering recombinant growth hormone have over observation in final adult height?
    20019827 Paediatrics and Child Health , 2003 Nov. : 8(9)569-70 PMCID: PMC2794321
  • Chan T, Klassen TP
    In children with asthma who are currently using inhaled corticosteroids, are antileukotrienes more effective than placebo in improving clinical outcomes?: Part A.
    20019952 Paediatrics & child health , 2003 Sept. : 8(7)445-6 PMCID: PMC2791655
  • Radman, M; Chan, T
    Fontan Physiology
    Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Handbook


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Racial Variations in Pre-ECMO Status Do Not Influence Outcomes in Neonates Requiring Respiratory ECMO Support Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting San Diego, CA April 26, 2015
Pre-Transplant Ventricular Assist Device Utilization Varies By Hospital Environment International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Nice, France April 17, 2015
Race is Associated with Mortality in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Cardiac Support Society of Thoracic Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting San Diego, CA Jan. 26, 2015
Race is an Independent Risk Factor for Mortality During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Respiratory Support Society for Critical Care Medicine 44th Critical Care Congress Phoenix, AZ Jan. 2015
Complex Chronic Conditions Among Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Vancouver, BC. May 2014
Racial Disparities in Failure-to-Rescue in Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery in the USA Society for Critical Care Medicine 43rd Critical Care Congress San Francisco, CA Jan. 2014
Do Economies of Scale Exist in Congenital Heart Surgery? American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition San Francisco, CA Oct. 2010
Insurance, Race and Hospital Mortality Following Congenital Heart Surgery Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC May 2010

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Safety and Efficacy of Targeted Prophylactic Heparin Infusions in Reducing Post-Operative Catheter-Associated Thromboses in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients Seattle Childrens Research Institute, Academic Enrichment Fund