School of Pharmacy

Lingtak-Neander Chan

Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmacy; Interdisciplinary Faculty, Nutritional Sciences Program, University of Washington

Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty

Telephone: (206) 543-7987


Office Location: H361-B


  • PharmD, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor of Science in Toxicology, Northeastern University

Research Focus

  • Nutrient-drug interactions
  • Bariatric medicine

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 510: Current Topics in Clinical Nutrition
  • Pharm 562: Pharmacotherapeutics VI
  • Pharm 569: Fluid & Electrolytes & Parenteral Nutrition
  • Pharm 570: Critical Care Pharmacotherapy
  • Pharm 571: Current Topics in Acute Care Pharmacotherapy


Dr. Chan is a Professor of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy, an Interdisciplinary Faculty of the Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, and a full faculty of the UW Graduate School. He received BS degrees in toxicology and pharmacy, and a post-baccalaureate PharmD degree, followed by residency training in clinical pharmacy. He was formerly a faculty member of the College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is board certified in nutrition support pharmacy and an elected fellow of the American College of Nutrition.

His primary research focus is on the absorption kinetics of micronutrients and drugs after bariatric surgery and other GI tract repairs. Other key areas of interest include micronutrient deficiencies, intestinal failure, and general health and nutritional management after bariatric surgery and intestinal surgery. He has extensive practice experience in the critical care setting with expertise in clinical nutrition and obesity.

Dr. Chan is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). He is also a member of the Specialty Council in Nutrition Support Pharmacy for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition until 2016.

He is extensively involved in the didactic curriculum of the UW PharmD program, both as an instructor and a coursemaster. He has published book chapters, review articles, original research papers and a number of invited editorials, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific and professional conferences throughout the United States, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and a recipient of numerous grants relating to his area of research. He also mentors many graduate students in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine.