Alice Chan, MD, PhD

Pediatric allergist and immunologist
Pediatric rheumatologist

Dr. Alice Chan is an allergist, immunologist and rheumatologist who cares for children with immune disorders suspected to have a genetic cause. These include conditions involving autoimmunity, autoinflammation, lymphoproliferation (when the body overproduces the white blood cells called lymphocytes), immunodeficiency or allergies.

Chan's research focuses on genes that regulate the immune system. She uses gene editing technology called CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) to generate mouse models for her studies.

Chan earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where she also earned her doctorate in immunology. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in allergy and immunology, and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology.

Chan is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics; American College of Rheumatology; American Medical Association; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Clinical Immunology Society; Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance; and Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies.

In her free time, Chan enjoys trying new foods and searching for new restaurants. As a mom to a young child, she also spends a lot of time at various playgrounds around San Francisco.


Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
1975 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2188
Fax: (415) 502-4867

IBD Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Urgent Appointment Requests: (415) 353-1235
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Immunology Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7337

Rheumatology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
For referring physicians:
(877) UC-CHILD
Fax: (415) 353-2466

More about Alice Chan


UT Southwestern Medical School, PhD, Immunology 2008
UT Southwestern Medical School 2008


UCSF, Pediatrics 2011


UCSF, Pediatric Rheumatology 2016
UCSF, Allergy and Immunology 2016