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University Health Network Pituitary Program

585 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2N2
Canada
Phone: 416-603-5463

The University Health Network is Canada's largest academic health science center and home to the largest endocrine oncology center in the country. The endocrine oncology unit is a comprehensive multidisciplinary group that integrates medical, surgical, imaging, pathology, radiotherapy and research expertise.

At University Health Network, pituitary disorders are treated by world-renowned endocrinologists.  The Endocrine Diagnostic Testing Unit is a highly sophisticated center with a dedicated endocrine nurse and access to all relevant static and dynamic tests. Radiology is provided by expert neuroradiologists and biopsies are read by expert endocrine pathologists.  Pituitary neurosurgeons are trained in this area of skull-based surgery and achieve optimal surgical precision. As a result, patients receive highly individualized care from initial visit and complete diagnostic services through medical or surgical intervention and post-operative follow-up.


  • An Endocrine Diagnostic Testing Unit
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Radiology, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging
  • Neurosurgery, including minimally invasive endoscopic tumor removal procedures
  • Patient support groups
  • Radiotherapy, including Gammaknife Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Image Guidance Radiotherapy

University Health Network
Pituitary Program
c/o Dr. Shereen Ezzat
Toronto General Hospital
Norman Urquhart Wing, 9NU - 986/ 987
Toronto General Hospital
585 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2N2 Canada
Fax: 416-340-4565

 

Physicians

Endocrinology


Dr. Shereen Ezzat
Phone: 416-340-3316
Fax: 416-340-4565
Email: [email protected]



Dr. Rowena Ridout
Phone: 416-603-6454
Fax: 416-603-5518
Email: [email protected]  


Dr. Robert Silver
Phone: 416-603-6453
Fax: 416-603-7378
Email: [email protected]



Endocrine Nurse

Lori Kingdon
Phone: 416-340-4800x6269
Fax: 416-340-4068
Email: [email protected]

Medical Imaging


Dr. Walter Kucharczyk
Phone: 416-340-4656
Fax: 416-978-6915
Email: [email protected]
 

Neurosurgery

Dr. Fred Gentili
Phone: 416-603-5250
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Gelareh Zadeh
Phone: 416-603-5679
Fax: 416-603-5298
Email: [email protected]
 

Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery


Dr. Allan Vescan
Phone: 416-586-4439
Fax: 416-586-8600
Email: [email protected]

 

Pathology


Dr. Sylvia Asa
Phone: 416-340-4802
Fax: 416-340-5517
Email: [email protected]




Dr. Ozgur Mete
Phone: 416-340-3004
Fax: 416-340-5517
Email: [email protected]
 

 Radiation Oncology


Dr. Jim Brierley
Phone: 416-946-2214
Fax: 416-946-6566
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Richard Tsang
Phone: 416-946-2123
Fax: 416-946-4586
Email: [email protected]
 

Gamma Knife

Cynthia Menard
Phone: 416-946-6513
Fax: 416-946-2227
Email: [email protected]

 

An Endocrine Diagnostic Testing Unit 

Endocrinology
Endocrine pathology
Radiology, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging
Neurosurgery, including minimally invasive endoscopic tumor removal procedures
Patient support groups 
Radiotherapy, including Gammaknife Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Image Guidance Radiotherapy

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