Pituitary Research

Pituitary research involves hormones of the pituitary gland, including growth hormone (acromegaly) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (Cushing’s disease).

The following staff members are actively involved in pituitary management and research:

Dr. Ehud Ur

Dr. Michelle Johnson

Dr. Jessica Mackenzie-Feder

Neuropituitary Program

The Neuropituitary (NP) program provides comprehensive treatment to patients with disorders of the pituitary gland, including acromegaly, Cushing’s Disease, hypopituitarism, non-functioning adenomas, prolactinomas as well as other types of pituitary disorders.  Patients must be referred by a doctor.

Did you know?

The pituitary gland — your body’s “master gland” — is responsible for keeping your hormones in balance. About the size and shape of a kidney bean, the gland is located at the base of the brain, between the eyes.

How it works

If your doctor believes you may have a pituitary tumor or disorder, the first step is a referral to our clinic.  Pituitary disease can cause a wide range of disorders requiring testing, imaging and the care of various specialists – ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, ear nose and throat surgeons, neuroradiology, and radiotherapy.

Our Team

Vancouver’s Interdisciplinary Pituitary Group is a unique Canadian team that provides collaborative clinical care across multiple medical and surgical disciplines for those with disorders of the pituitary gland. They are based at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital and are affiliates of the University of British Columbia.