Dr. Kenman Gan was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He completed his medical degree, followed by five years of specialization in ophthalmic surgery, at the University of Alberta. While working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, he served as the chief resident in ophthalmology.

Dr. Gan has received numerous awards, including the Dr. T Alistair Boyd Prize in Ophthalmology, the John Proskie Memorial Scholarship in Ophthalmology, and the Reg Martiniuk Ophthalmology Award.

Dr. Gan is extensively involved with ophthalmology research. He has presented at national and international conferences, and his work has twice received the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s Prize for Excellence in Research – 2nd place in 2009 and 1st place in 2010. He has received research awards from Fight for Sight, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

An avid community volunteer, Dr. Gan has been recognized with the Anne Louise Mundell Humanitarian Award, the Laurence Decore Leadership Award, and a Circle K/Kiwanis Western Canada District Leadership Award.