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

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


Administrator Info
Name: Becca Johnson
Phone: 612-624-9996
Fax: 612-625-4410
Mail: Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 250, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

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.

Research Summary

Current Research
Study the Impact of Early NSAID or Aspirin use and Vitamin D level in Patients Diagnosed with Influenza (AIRP- Scholar grant)

Previous Research
Interactions Among Drugs Mediated by Cellular Drug Transporters - Bristol-Myers Squibb Virology HIV Fellows Research Program (2004)
The Application Of Polymerase Chain Reaction In The Rapid Diagnosis Of Dengue Infection (1993)
Reduction Of Skin Flora By An Antiseptic Skin Lotion (1999)
Isolation And Genetic Analysis Of Strains Of Enteric Bacteria From Reared Animals That Are Resistant To Antibiotics (1990)

Clinical Summary

General Infectious Diseases; HIV; Tropical/Travel Medicine


MD, University of Western Ontario

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Internal Medicine, Residency
University of Minnesota Medical School
Infectious Diseases, Fellowship
Vanderbilt University
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Chan, S., D'Aquila, R. T., Hulgan, T., 2004. The Role of Baseline HIV-1 Resistance Testing in Persons with Established Infection. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 6 (3): 243-249.
Chan, S., Kautner, I., Lam, S., 1994. Detection And Serotyping Of Dengue Viruses ​ By PCR: A Simple, Rapid Method For The Isolation Of Viral RNA From Infected Mosquito Larvae. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 25 (2): 258-261.
Chan, S., Kautner, I., Lam, S., 1994. The Influence Of Antibody Levels In Dengue Diagnosis By Polymerase Chain Reaction. Journal of Virological Methods, 49 (3): 315-321.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Yin, S. "A 31 year old Ethiopian Man with Recurrent Fever and Elevated Liver Enzymes ( Brucellosis) ", Global Health Course, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 12, 2022.
Chan-Colenbrander, S. "RA RA RA ( Disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex) ", ID Intercity Clinical Case Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. May 18, 2021.
Chan-Colenbrander, S., (Author & Presenter) "Nipah Virus", Global Health Course, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. May 07, 2019.
Chan-Colenbrander, S., (Author & Presenter) "Update on Dengue Diagnostics", Global Health Course, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis , Minnesota, United States. May 07, 2019.