Victor Han, MD, FRCPC, FRCP, FCAHS
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Professor
London Health Sciences Centre
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Han’s laboratory is focused on studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal fetal and placental growth with the aim of understanding the pathobiological mechanisms of fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia. His laboratory utilizes molecular, genomic and proteomic technologies in animal models and human tissue samples to delineate the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of cell/tissue adaptation to undernutrition and hypoxia in the fetus and placenta. The ultimate aim of Dr. Han’s research is to develop new diagnostic tools and interventions to improve the short- and long-term outcomes of women who develop preeclampsia during pregnancies, and growth restricted (low birth weight) newborns.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVER
Dr. Han is a clinician scientist and is the Chair of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Director of Chidlren’s Health Research Institute at Western. He has served as the Associate Dean of Research of Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (2005-2012). He has also served in many leadership roles in MRC/CIHR including Chair of the Institute Advisory Board of the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health of CIHR (2004-2010)’
Dr. Han is internationally recognized for his research on fetal and placental growth, and perinatal diseases such as low birth weight and preeclampsia. His research has attracted grants over $12 million from national and international funding agencies, made over 150 invited presentations and published over 215 peer-reviewed research articles with h- index of 65.