Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital

The Pituitary Centre - Westmead

The diagnosis and treatment of pituitary diseases requires input from a range of specialist services including endocrinologists, imaging specialists, the endocrine laboratory, neurosurgery and radiation oncology. The Pituitary Centre at Westmead provides a multi-disciplinary approach to management of these complicated disorders.

Our services include clinical assessment, MRI and CT scanning, dynamic endocrine testing of pituitary function, inferior petrosal sinus sampling and corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation testing for Cushing's syndrome, trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery, conventional and stereotactic radiotherapy.

We are also active in clinical trials of diagnosis and management of pituitary disorders. The focus of the service is a monthly combined pituitary clinic.


To make appointments telephone the University Clinics on (02) 8890 6544.


A letter of referral from your General Practitioner is required. This should be addressed to either Dr Mark McLean, Dr David Chipps, Dr Jim Hazel or Dr Howard Smith or Dr Jane Holmes Walker.


Address enquiries about the Pituitary Centre to Dr Mark McLean.
Telephone: (02) 8890 6796