Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism - Care Team

Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Clinics


  • Dr. Irene Hramiak
  • Dr. Tisha Joy
  • Dr. Robert Hegele
  • Dr. Jeff Mahon
  • Dr. Charlotte McDonald
  • Dr. Ruth McManus
  • Dr. Terri Paul
  • Dr. Stan Van Uum
  • Dr. Selina Liu
  • Dr. Deric Morrison
  • Dr. Tamara Spaic
  • Dr. Kristin Clemens


St. Joseph’s Hospital is the primary regional site for diabetes and endocrine disease management, which is provided by a multi-disciplinary team.

The diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism clinics provide patients with a range of specialized care for:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • General endocrine disorders
  • Lipid disorders
  • Pituitary/adrenal/gonadal disorders
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Pregnancy and endocrine disorders
  • Osteoporosis

Clinical Investigations Unit

The Clinical Investigation Unit is an outpatient program that provides endocrine testing for patients with conditions such as pituitary tumors, thyroid disorders, adrenal tumors, and other endocrine disorders.

The unit is staffed by a registered nurse and an endocrinologist. Most of the tests start early in the morning and can last from three to eight hours. Specific instructions are provided for each patient.

Once testing is complete, the patient returns home and test results are provided at a later date.

Another function of the CIU is to provide drug infusions for endocrine disorders. These infusions are ordered by the St. Joseph's endocrinology physicians and other specialists at the hospital.