Selena Chan, DO

ASC PHYSCN DIPLOMATE
Osher Center

Dr. Selena Chan is a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in integrative psychiatry, an approach to care blending conventional medicine with evidence-informed complementary treatments to enhance well-being and self-awareness. She strongly believes in the collective power of working within a team of integrative health practitioners mutually invested in the wellbeing of patients, each other, and the community.

Dr. Chan is attentive to the multidimensional factors that influence disconnection or harmony of mind, body, and spirit. She invites an interactive, collaborative partnership with patients, exploring perspectives of both illness and health. She specializes in:
• Values-based psychotherapies, exploring what each patient finds uniquely challenging, healing, and meaningful
• Biological and genetic testing with a comprehensive review of interactions between medications, supplements, herbal remedies, and foods
• Expressive therapies affecting mind-body wellness, relaxation, and involving the five basic senses (vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste)
• Practical consideration of how healing modalities match each person’s lifestyle, culture, and personal goals

For over a decade, Dr. Chan has served in professional roles in integrative medicine as a learner, educator, advocate, and clinician. As a specialist of Integrative Psychiatry, Dr. Chan has developed interprofessional courses, authored a textbook chapter, and presented at national conferences such as the American Psychiatric Association, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. Dr. Chan currently serves on the Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds Committee and co-chaired the Osher Mini Medical School for the Public course, entitled, “Embracing Life Challenges: Finding Balance through Integrative Mental Health Care.”

Prior to medical school, Dr. Chan worked at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she coordinated medical student rotations and researched the body’s inherent healing potential. As a medical student, she was vice president of the Integrative Medicine Club and promoted interdisciplinary health care and clinician wellness. As an undergraduate, she served as an intern for the Center for Disease Control’s Center for Healthy Aging; as liaison with the Integrative Health Interest Group; and as a pre-medical preventive medicine chair of the American Medical Student Association.

Publications: 

Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice (5th ed., LANGE)

Chapter 35: Integrative Medicine

Chan, S, Hecht, R

Cotard Syndrome: "I'm Dead, So Why Do I Need to Eat?".

The primary care companion for CNS disorders

Solimine S, Chan S, Morihara SK