Endocrinology and Diabetes

Bone and Calcium Disorders

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is home to Western Australia’s premier unit for management of these disorders. A multi-disciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic service is offered with expertise in:

  • clinical management
  • bone densitometry at multiple sites using dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry
  • radiology of bone disorders including morphometric diagnoses of vertebral fractures.
  • biochemical evaluation of disorders of calcium metabolism (in conjunction with PathWest)
  • a wider range of drug availability than is currently obtainable through the PBS.


Our multi-disciplinary clinic provided a broadly based diagnosis and management service. The unit has access to excellent facilities in diabetes education, dietetics and podiatry, and is active in diabetes research and in teaching, including nurse educators.

Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders

This clinic provides expertise in the management of patients with hypersecretory pituitary and adrenal tumours, non-functioning pituitary tumours and parapituitary lesions e.g. Craniopharyngioma and meningioma. Comprehensive biochemical assessment (both static and dynamic) is available as is the full range of pituitary imaging procedures, including dynamic gadolinium enhanced MRI. Facilities available for the management of adrenal disorders include the full range of biochemical techniques, imaging (CT, MRI and scintigraphy) and fine needle aspiration.


The full range of diagnostic services including thyroid aspiration cytology, nuclear medicine techniques and imaging using CT and Ultrasound are available with the active involvement of two experienced thyroid surgeons and access to oncological services if necessary.

Reproductive Endocrinology

These services include evaluation of patients with ovarian disorders such as polycystic ovary and other female reproductive-related disorders and male gonadal function such as infertility, impotence and hypogonadism.

General Endocrinology

For particular services not specified elsewhere the Department offers a general endocrine service.

Endocrinology and diabetes specialists

Head of Department
Dr Joey Kaye
Tel: (08) 6457 2466

Dr Andrea Cussons
Tel: (08) 6457 2467

Dr Ee Mun Lim
Tel: (08) 6457 2466

Dr David Henley
Tel: (08) 6457 2466 

Dr Bronwyn Stuckey
Tel: (08) 6457 2008
Private rooms: (08) 9389 8441

Dr John Walsh
Tel: (08) 6457 2466
Private rooms: (08) 6457 2008

Dr Vijay Panicker
Tel: (08) 6457 2466
Private rooms: (08) 9481 2054

Dr Krishnamurthy Chikkaveerappa (Dr Krish)
Tel: (08) 6457 2467

Last Updated: 12/12/2022