Titus Chan, MD, MSCI, MPP

Titus  Chan, MD, MSCI, MPP

Critical Care, Single Ventricle Program, Cardiology, Fontan Clinic

On staff since February 2013

Children's Title: Single Ventricle Cardiology

Academic Title: Associate 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.

    • Ryan Port Orchard, WA 05.21.17

      Dr. Chan is a very thoughtful and kind doctor. He takes the time to explain things to us and help us understand how our daughter is doing and the improvements her heart has made. My wife really likes him and will continue seeing him in the future to continue the care of our daughter. Dr. Chan also is also very kind to our daughter. When your child is in the hospital, you worry she is no longer a child and being a baby. Dr. Chan takes the time to talk to her and comment on her toys and decorations. Those little things mean so much to a parent whose baby is in the hospital. Our baby is still just a baby and Dr. Chan gets that. He's a very nice man and that matters to parents.

    • Peter Spanaway, WA 10.15.16

      Dr. Chan has helped us understand the complexity of our daughter's CHD and has shown his dedication for doing whatever is necessary to making her life better. His knowledge and professional character is demonstrated at every visit to his clinic as well as every time he spends at our daughter's bed while she recovers in ICU. Dr. Chan is a valuable team member here at Seattle Children's Hospital.

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • 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

    Other Publications

    • 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
    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
    Racial Variations in Pre-ECMO Status Do Not Influence Outcomes in Neonates Requiring Respiratory ECMO Support Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting San Diego, CA Apr 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 Apr 17, 2015
    Insurance, Race and Hospital Mortality Following Congenital Heart Surgery Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC May 2010
    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
    Race is Associated with Mortality in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Cardiac Support Society of Thoracic Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting San Diego, CA Jan 26, 2015
    Complex Chronic Conditions Among Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Vancouver, BC. May 2014
    Do Economies of Scale Exist in Congenital Heart Surgery? American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition San Francisco, CA Oct. 2010
  • 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


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

University Of Alberta Faculty Of Medicine & Dentistry, Edmonton, AL
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


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


University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Clinical Interests

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

Research Description

Health economics and policy, heath disparities, development economics