Chris Fan-Lun

Adjunct Lecturer
Geriatric Medicine Pharmacist, Clinical Practice Leader – Department of Pharmacy Services, Mount Sinai Hospital

Chris Fan-Lun is a pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital with the Geriatric Medicine Consulting Team and is a clinical practice leader in the Department of Pharmacy Services at Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System. After graduating from the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, he went on to complete a hospital pharmacy residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and attained board certification as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP). He has also worked as a pharmacist consultant and subject matter expert with Clinical Informatics and previously as a pharmacy manager in a community hospital.

Chris is an active educator, teaching students and clinicians on polypharmacy issues in older adults and how they can help improve their patient’s quality of life through medication management. He lectures at the University of Toronto, precepts pharmacy students and residents on clinical rotations, and leads teaching seminars for medical residents and clerks in their geriatric medicine rotation at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Selected Publications/Presentations:

McGuire A, Wyllie A, Fan-Lun C, Mantas I. “The Impact of Delisting Docusate from a Hospital Formulary”. Poster presented at the 2017 CSHP Pharmacy Residents’ Research Night; June 21, 2017; Toronto, ON.

Pek EA, Remfry A, Pendrith C, Fan-Lun C, Bhatia RS, Soong C. High Prevalence of Inappropriate Benzodiazepine and Sedative Hypnotic Prescriptions among Hospitalized Older Adults. J Hosp Med. 2017 May;12(5):310-316.

Fan-Lun C. “Should I be taking this? Safe medication use and strategies for older adults.” Presentation at Ageing Well: A Public Education Day to Support Healthy Ageing. Event presented by The Walnut Foundation in partnership with Sinai Health System’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program, the LIFE Institute and the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) at Ryerson University; February 11, 2017; Toronto, ON.

Soong C, Cram P, Chezar K, Tajammal F, Exconde K, Matelski J, Sinha SK, Abrams HB, Fan-Lun C, Fabbruzzo-Cota C, Backstein D, Bell CM. Impact of an Integrated Hip Fracture Inpatient Program on Length of Stay and Costs. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Dec;30(12):647-652

Farquharson T, Fan-Lun C. “The Challenge of Prescribing Statins for Primary Prevention in the Elderly”. Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME. 2015;5(2):31-40.

Fan-Lun C. “Polypharmacy: A Medication Management Opportunity”. Presentation filmed for the Ontario Telemedicine Network – Ontario Geriatrics Learning Centre; September 10, 2015; Toronto, ON.

Turchet C, Canfield A, Fan-Lun C, Tabbara N, Mantas I, Sinha S, Burry L. “Audit of Early Detection and Management Strategies of Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults”. Poster presentation at the 2nd Annual Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) Conference: Improving Care for the Frail Elderly; September 21 – 23, 2014; Toronto, ON.

Fan-Lun C, Raman-Wilms L, Umali N. Navigating OTC Medications, Supplements and Herbal Remedies – What You Need to Know for Your Older Patient and Client; Presentation at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Geriatrics Institute; June 26, 2014; Toronto, ON.

Fan-Lun C.  Medication Management Across the Continuum of Care. Presentation at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Geriatrics Institute; June 27, 2013; Toronto, ON.

Otremba M, Livshits O, Fan-Lun C, Thrushar Shah. “Medication Reconciliation in the Real World – bottom-up development resulting in highly successful implementation”. E-Poster presented at e-Health Conference 2013: Accelerating Change; May 26 – 29, 2013; Ottawa, ON.

Fan-Lun C. “Strategies to Surf the Silver Tsunami: Managing Polypharmacy”. Presentation at 2012 Toronto Cancer Conference; November 21, 2012; Toronto, ON.

Amadio A, Chau V, Wyllie A, Fan-Lun C. “How not to harm your patient: tips on prescribing for the elderly”. Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME. 2011;1(1):13-16.