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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Kuang-Yueh (KY) Chiang, MD, PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 202205
Fax: 416-813-5327
Email: kuang-yueh.chiang@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. KY Chiang joined the Division of Haematology/Oncology in 2016. He received his medical degree at the Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1982. He subsequently received his PhD in physiology from University of Minnesota in 1989. Chiang continued his paediatric residency and paediatric haematology/oncology/BMT fellowship in University of Minnesota. Chiang then moved to Columbia, South Carolina where he gained extensive experience with partially mismatched (haplo-identical) donor transplant. In 2001, Chiang moved to Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Academic Background


1975 - 1982: MD, Kaohsiung Medical College Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China

Postgraduate, Research and Specialty Training:

1982 – 1984: Pediatric residency, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1985 – 1989: PhD., Department of Physiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1989 – 1992: Residency, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1992 – 1995: Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1995 – 2000: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Transplantation Medicine, Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2001 – 2003: Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Atlanta, GA
2004 – 2006: Clinical Associate Professor, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Atlanta, GA
09/03 – 12/07: Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Atlanta, GA
2007 – 2015: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Research Interests

Bone marrow transplant provides the long-term cure for many malignant and non-malignant diseases. Chiang's interest in bone marrow stem cells began when he was pursuing his PhD in the laboratory of Drs. Esmail Zanjani and Larry Lasky who introduced the in vitro colony assay, bone marrow microenvironment and the concept of cytokines. Subsequently, he worked in Dr. Catherine Verfaille’s laboratory during his fellowship where he employed various cell selection techniques, long-term culture assays, and mouse transplant models. Chiang continued to developed pre-clinical experiments on the mechanism of G-CSF stimulated bone marrow and was able to translate the findings into clinical patient care. He is also interested in the application of G-CSF as a chemosensitizing agent as part of the preparative regimen prior to allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Chiang also participated in translational projects (such as in gene therapy for hemophilia and mesenchymal stormal cell infusion for Crohn’s disease).

Clinical Care Activities

  • Inpatient service in the BMT unit
  • Outpatient BMT clinic


  • Clinical Inspector for Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular therapy (FACT, 2005 to present)
  • Member, Commission for Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Research and Medical Treatment (created by executive order by Governor Sonny Perdue, 2006 – 2007)
  • Aflac Teacher of the year (2015)


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