Ming Chan


University of Alberta




[email protected]

Research Keywords

Peripheral nerve injury, repair and regeneration, translational research

Additional Information

Lab Methodologies
  • Motor nerve number estimation
  • Quantitative sensory testing
  • Quantitative force platform
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation – paired pulse, repetitive TMS
  • Transcranial DC stimulation
  • Clinical electrophysiology testing
  • Threshold tracking for nerve excitability, ion channel function
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Novel therapeutic interventions (RCT) on patients with peripheral nerve injuries


  • Magstim Rapid for TMS
  • MUNE equipment (commercial and custom built)
  • Commercial EMG machines
  • QTrack for threshold tracking
  • Siemens ultrasound machine
  • CASE IV for quantitative sensory testing
  • Handheld strain gauges
  • Portable force platform
  • Magstim Bistim


Most Cited Publications

Li Pi Shan R, Nicolle M, Chan M, Ashworth N, White C, Winston P, Dukelow S, "Electrodiagnostic Testing and Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Canada." The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques 43,1 (2016 Jan): 178-82
Power HA, Morhart MJ, Olson JL, Chan KM, "Postsurgical Electrical Stimulation Enhances Recovery Following Surgery for Severe Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial." Neurosurgery 86,6 (2020 Jun 1): 769-777
Elzinga KE, Curran MW, Morhart MJ, Chan KM, Olson JL, "Open Anterior Release of the Superior Transverse Scapular Ligament for Decompression of the Suprascapular Nerve During Brachial Plexus Surgery." The Journal of hand surgery 41,7 (2016 Jul): e211-5