Leadership & Members

Since 2007, the leadership of The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism has been represented by Dr Erin Keely as Hospital Chief and by Dr Alexander Sorisky as University Chair. Together, and in conjunction with division members, they have worked to enhance patient care within The Ottawa Hospital and the region, to optimize our educational mission at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to drive innovative translational and clinical research to find answers for better health care tomorrow.


Dr Heather Lochnan is the Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. She graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and completed research training at the HĂ´pital Necker Enfants Malades in Paris, France and at the Banting and Best Research Institute in Toronto. Read more about Dr. Lochnan…


Dr. Amel Arnaout is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Program Director for the Endocrinology and Metabolism Residency Training Program.

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Members and Divisional Roles


  • Amel Arnaout, MD FRCPC (Rotating Resident Coordinator)
  • Michel Chretien FRS, MD, CLH, OC, OQ
  • Bob Dent, MDCM, FRCPC
  • Phyllis Hierlihy, MD FRCPC (Co-Lead, LHIN Diabetes Regional Coordinating Centre)
  • Erin Keely, MD FRCPC (Chief, The Ottawa Hospital)
  • Shajia Khan, MBBS, FRCPC
  • Dora Liu, MD FRCPC (Academics Rounds Coordinator)
  • Heather Lochnan, MD FRCPC (Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator)
  • Mary-Anne Doyle, MD FRCPC
  • Janine Malcolm, MD FRCPC (Director, Residency Training Program and Co-Lead, LHIN Diabetes Regional Coordinating Centre)
  • Hussein Abujrad, MD FRCPC
  • Teik Chye Ooi, MBBS FRCPC FRACP FACE FAHA (Director, Clinical Research Laboratory)
  • Jerry Radziuk, MD, PhD
  • Fraser Scott PhD
  • Alexander Sorisky, MDCM, FRCPC (Chair, University of Ottawa and Director, Chronic Disease Program, OHRI)
  • Peter Walker, MD FRCPC
  • Xiahoui Zha PhD