Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital

The Thyroid Disorders Service

The Thyroid Disorders Service of the Department of Clinical Endocrinology of Westmead Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services covering the diagnosis, investigation, and management of the various thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, goitre, thyroid nodules, and thyroid carcinoma. The focal point of the clinical service is the Thyroid Clinic, held weekly in the University Clinics, which offers a fine needle aspiration biopsy service, as well as clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Radioactive Iodine therapy is offered for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid carcinoma.

The clinical service is supported by a strong research interest in thyroid disorders, and has links with the Australian Centre for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders.  


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 David Chipps, or Dr Jane Holmes Walker.