Endocrine Department - Information for Health Professionals

We provide specialised endocrine clinics for the following conditions:

  • Thyroid disease including goitre, thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer
  • Pituitary and hypothalamic disease including pituitary adenomas and cysts, Cushing's disease, acromegaly, prolactinoma, hypopituitarism, hypophysitis.
  • Osteoporosis and metabolic disease including hypercalcaemia, hypocalcaemia, Paget's disease, osteomalacia, osteodystrophy.
  • Adrenal disease including Adrenal nodules, adrenal related hypertension, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal adenomas
  • Gonadal diseases including Polycystic ovarian syndrome, testosterone replacement
  • Hereditary endocrine cancer syndromes including VHL, MEN I, MEN II 
  • Adult Genetic Metabolic Disorders clinic is held the 4th Friday of each month.

Director of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

A/Prof Chris White BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP

Clinical Director, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism South East Area Laboratory Services

Director, Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Research, Royal Hospital for Women

Senior Staff Endocrinologist

Staff Specialists

Dr Ann Poynten MBBS (Hons 1) FRACP PhD

Director, POWH Diabetes Centre

Senior Staff Specialist, Endocrinology

Dr Sue Mei Lau MBBS (Hons 1) FRACP PhD Staff Specialist, Endocrinology
Dr Kerry-Lee Milner MBBS FRACP PhD Staff Specialist, Endocrinology
Dr Barbara Depczynski BMedSci MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP

Senior Staff Specialist, Endocrinology

Dr Tang Wong

MBBS FRACP Visiting Medical Officer, Endocrinology

Nursing, Research and Administrative staff

Yuk Fun Chan RN, RM, MPH, MSc, GradCertDiabEdM, CDE Endocrine Nurse
Teresa Mora-Karagiannis  

Senior Administrative Officer, Endocrinology Department

Coordinator for Grand Rounds, Prince of Wales Hospital

Other health professionals

Dr Michel Tchan   Staff Specialist, Genetic Medicine, Westmead Hospital


Dynamic function tests

Requests and referrals for the dynamic function tests must be accompanied by the laboratory request form which can be faxed to the Department of Endocrinology on 9382 4688. Patient details are essential, including the patient’s phone number.

Endocrine Clinics

Patients must have a referral from their general practitioner or specialist to attend the endocrine clinics. Please fax your referral letter with any blood test results to the Department of Endocrinology on 9382 4688. Patient details are essential, including the patient’s phone number.

Once a week, referrals are reviewed and then allocated an appointment date, usually within 2-3 weeks. 

We will then send your patient a letter in the mail with their appointment details. If their need is urgent, please contact us by phone to arrange an appointment.