Suk Yin Chan-Colenbrander, MD, M.Med.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Suk Yin Chan-Colenbrander

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
D409 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 250
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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IDIM Admin

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MD, Western University (University of Western Ontario), London, Ontario, Canada

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis , MN

Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

M.Med.Sc., University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BSc.(Hon.)Major: Microbiology, National University of Malaysia


Dr. Chan-Colenbrander received her medical degree from Western University (University of Western Ontario), Canada. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at University of Minnesota and Infectious Disease fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Prior to her medical training, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (hon), majoring in Microbiology at National University of Malaysia and later received her Master of Medical Sciences degree at University of Malaya. Her research was on the application of PCR in the rapid diagnosis of dengue virus infection. Previous research experiences include antibiotic resistance, prevention of hospital infections and interactions among the anti-retroviral drugs mediated by cellular drug transporters. Since her ID fellowship, she has been working as an Internal medicine and Infectious diseases physician in various healthcare settings. This experience has provided her with a good insight on how to provide good care, manage and prevent infections and diseases. My focus is on good patient care, learning and sharing of knowledge. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Virology HIV Fellows Research Award (2004)
  • University Book Prize in Microbiology (1990)
  • Honors in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry (1997)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Global health


  • The Role of Baseline HIV-1 Resistance Testing in Persons with Established Infection. Suk-Yin Chan, Richard T. D’Aquila and Todd Hulgan (2004) Current Infectious Disease Reports. 6(3):243-249.
  • The Influence Of Antibody Levels In Dengue Diagnosis By Polymerase Chain Reaction. Suk-Yin Chan, Ingrid Kautner and Sai-Kit Lam (1994) J. Virol. Methods 49, 315-322.
  • Detection And Serotyping Of Dengue Viruses By PCR: A Simple, Rapid Method For The Isolation Of Viral RNA From Infected Mosquito Larvae. Suk-Yin Chan, Ingrid Kautner and Sai-Kit Lam (1994) Southeast Asian J. Trop.Med. Public Health 25 (2): 258-261.
  • Suk-Yin Chan MD, M.Med.Sc. Interactions Among Antiretroviral Drugs Mediated by Cellular Drug Transporters Bristol-Myers Squibb Virology HIV Fellows Research Program. 3rd Annual Symposium New York, June 3, 2004
  • Suk-Yin Chan MD Unsuspected Esophageal Perforation ,Proceedings Of The ACP-ASIM (American College of Physician-American Society In Internal Medicine) Associates Clinical Vignette. Competitions. Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN November 2 ,2001
  • Suk-Yin Chan MD and Craig Roth MD Cervicofacial Actinomycosis Proceedings Of The ACP-ASIM (American College of Physician-American Society In Internal Medicine) Associates Clinical Vignette Competitions. Minnesota Chapter.pp5 (2000).-Minneapolis, MN November 3-2000.
  • S.Y.Chan, D. Chiedel, D. Matsui, M.J. Rieder Reduction Of Skin Flora By An Antiseptic Skin Lotion (Poster Session) Clinical And Investigative Medicine .Suppl. to August 1999, Vol. 22 (4): ppS8. The Royal College Of Physicians And Surgeons Of Canada, 68th Annual Meeting September 23-26, 1999, Montreal, Canada.
  • THESES The Application Of Polymerase Chain Reaction In The Rapid Diagnosis Of Dengue Infection : 1993. Master of Medical Science Thesis. University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Isolation And Genetic Analysis Of Strains Of Enteric Bacteria From Reared Animals That Are Resistant To Antibiotics: 1990. Bachelor of Science (Hon.) Thesis. National University of Malaysia.



Delaware Street Clinic (Infectious Disease/HIV Clinic)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

General Infectious Diseases; HIV; Tropical/Travel Medicine

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview