Our People

Care providers, educators, researchers and policy advisors

Our division includes specialized endocrinologists who work with skilled nurses, research coordinators and administrators to advance the care, education and study of hormonal and metabolic disorders.

We are enthusiastic teachers of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education, and are a team of clinical researchers. We are also patient advocates who support local groups, such as Cushing’s Support Group and Partners for Healthier Weight, and policy advisors on provincial and national committees and working groups with the Dalhousie Department of Medicine, the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Choosing Wisely.

Faculty members

Name Academic rank Special interest
Dr. Ali Imran
Division head / service chief
Professor Diabetes
Pituitary Disorders
Thyroid Disorders
Dr. Shirl Gee Assistant professor General Endocrinology
Transgender
Dr. Stephanie Kaiser Professor Calcium Disorders
Osteoporosis
Thyroid Disorders
General Endocrinology
Dr. Thomas Ransom Associate professor General Endocrinology
Diabetes
Dyslipidemia
Thyroid Disorders
Obesity
Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi Assistant professor General Endocrinology
Diabetes
Adrenals
Dr. Barna Tugwell Associate professor Diabetes
General Endocrinology
Dr. Churn-Ern Yip Assistant professor Diabetes
Thyroid Disorders
Male Hypogonadism
General Endocrinology

Cross appointments

Name Cross from
Dr. David B. Clarke Neurosurgery

Academic only appointments

Name
(Academic rank)
Associated hospital
Dr. Gary Costain
(assistant professor)
Saint John Regional
Dr. John Dornan
(assistant professor)
Saint John Regional
Dr. Tania Gallant
(assistant professor)
The Moncton Hospital
Dr. Janice Shivakumar (was Ho)
(assistant professor)
Dartmouth General
Dr. Stephen Hull
(assistant professor)
Saint John Regional
Dr. Vicki Munro
(assistant professor)
Saint John Regional
Dr. Santhosh Narayanan Lakshmi
(assistant professor)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, PEI
Dr. Michael Pelkey
(assistant professor)
Upper River Valley Hospital
Dr. Nadine Vaninetti
(assistant professor)
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Deborah Zwicker
(assistant professor)
Cape Breton Regional