Program Leads: Dr. Fiona Costello, Dr. Yves Starreveld

The Pituitary Inter-disciplinary Team-based Endocrine Treatment Program (PITNET) has been active for over five years, bringing together neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, otolaryngology and endocrinology to facilitate the care of patients with pituitary tumours.

Our combined neurosurgery/neuro-ophthalmology new patient and followup clinics have reduced clinic visits for many patients.

Research

Current research directions are focused on cost-effectiveness, the role of optical coherence tomography in patient management, comparisons of surgical approaches, and an exciting new project on fMRI in optic compressive neuropathy funded by a PFUN seed grant.

Education

Due to the high concentration of surgical patients, we have been able to provide focused training on the diagnosis and management of these lesions to residents and visiting neurosurgical fellows, and residents in the Section of Neurosurgery.

Members 

Endocrinology: Dr. Shelly Bhayana, Dr. Bernard Corenblum, Dr. Alun Edwards, Dr. Munish Khosla, Dr. Sue Pedersen, Dr. Doreen Rabi

Neurology: Dr. Fiona Costello, Dr. Bill Fletcher, Dr. Suresh Subramaniam

Neurosurgery: Dr. Garnette Sutherland, Dr. Alim Mitha, Dr. Yves Starreveld

Otolaryngology: Dr. Brad Mechor, Dr. Luke Rudmik

(Updated Dec. 2018)