April Chan

BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, MSc

Practice-based Researcher


Please note: Dr. Chan is not taking any summer students.

Dr. Chan is an antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Health Center. She joined St. Joseph’s Health Center in 2014, after completing her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. Prior to her Doctor of Pharmacy, Dr. Chan completed her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of British Columbia and a pharmacy residency at London Health Sciences Center. She also holds a Master of Sciences in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.

Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship interventions in different clinical areas and optimizing pharmacokinetics/ pharmacokinetics for multi-drug resistant organisms.

Recent Publications

  1. Chan, AJ, Lebovic, G, Wan, M, Chen, Y, Leung, E, Langford, BJ et al.. Impact of extended-infusion piperacillin-tazobactam in a Canadian community hospital. Infect Med (Beijing). 2023;2 (1):31-35. doi: 10.1016/j.imj.2023.01.005. PubMed PMID:38076404 PubMed Central PMC10699660.
  2. Chan, AJ, Tsang, ME, Langford, BJ, Nisenbaum, R, Wan, M, Downing, MA et al.. Evaluating a pilot, structured, face-to-face, antimicrobial stewardship, prospective audit-and-feedback program in emergency general surgery service in a community hospital. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2023;3 (1):e96. doi: 10.1017/ash.2023.168. PubMed PMID:37325681 PubMed Central PMC10265735.
  3. Elligsen, M, Wan, M, Lam, PW, Lo, J, Taggart, LR, Chan, AJ et al.. Trends in hospital antibiotic utilization during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A multicenter interrupted time-series analysis. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2022;2 (1):e128. doi: 10.1017/ash.2022.268. PubMed PMID:36483375 PubMed Central PMC9726493.
  4. Chan, AJ, Nisenbaum, R, Downing, M, Langford, BJ. Evaluating the impact of mandatory indications on antibiotic utilization in a community hospital. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2022;2 (1):e121. doi: 10.1017/ash.2022.260. PubMed PMID:36483345 PubMed Central PMC9726569.
  5. Chan, AJ, O'Donnell, D, Kaasa, B, Mathers, A, Papaioannou, A, Brazil, K et al.. Barriers and facilitators of implementing an antimicrobial stewardship intervention for urinary tract infection in a long-term care facility. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2021;154 (2):100-109. doi: 10.1177/1715163521989756. PubMed PMID:33868521 PubMed Central PMC8020278.
  6. Chan, AJ, Kapur, A, Langford, BJ, Downing, M. Nudging empiric prescribing: Embedding antimicrobial stewardship program order sets into a general medicine admission order set. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020;41 (11):1349-1351. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.346. PubMed PMID:32854796 .
  7. Langford, BJ, Brown, KA, Chan, AJ, Downing, M. High versus low intensity: What is the optimal approach to prospective audit and feedback in an antimicrobial stewardship program?. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40 (12):1344-1347. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.189. PubMed PMID:31637981 .
  8. Ramsey, TD, Tung, JM, Balogh, H, Chan, AJ. Ebola virus disease: what canadian hospital pharmacists need to know. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2015;68 (2):172-4. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.v68i2.1445. PubMed PMID:25964691 PubMed Central PMC4414081.
  9. Chan, AJ, Rajakumar, I. High-dose methotrexate in adult oncology patients: a case-control study assessing the risk association between drug interactions and methotrexate toxicity. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2014;20 (2):93-9. doi: 10.1177/1078155213482602. PubMed PMID:23698198 .
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