Dr Katherine Benson is a Consultant Endocrinologist with over fifteen years experience in specialist private practice as well as hospital practice.
She graduated from The University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 1994. Katherine completed Physician’s training at Concord Hospital and was a VMO there until 2020. She also has appointments at The Sydney Adventist Hospital , North Shore Private Hospital and The Mater Hospital Sydney. She now enjoys contributing to Rural Health and visits The Orange Specialist Centre on a regular basis. She also participates in Fly in Fly out clinics as well as Telehealth to Brewarrina and Bourke through the University of Sydney Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.
Katherine has been a Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney for ten years, with active involvement in teaching medical students at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Campus. Over the years she has enjoyed participating in Registrar teaching also.
Katherine enjoys the breadth of Endocrine practice including Diabetes, Bone and Calcium disorders, Thyroid disease, Pituitary and Adrenal disorders, and Reproductive Endocrinology including disorders of Pregnancy. She has particular expertise in the management of Type 1 Diabetes and has coordinated a multidisciplinary Insulin Pump Clinic for over 10 years.
Katherine has research experience in the Calcium and Bone field and has published various papers in peer reviewed journals. She is a Reviewer for the RACP Internal Medicine Journal. She enjoys active participation in the Endocrine Society of Australia, the Sydney Pituitary Group and The Sydney Bone Group.
“Paget’s Disease” published Feb 2018 in Medicine today by Dr Katherine Benson and Dr Christopher Muir
“Management of Acute Hypocalcemia” chapter by Mark Stuart Cooper and Katherine Benson “Hypoparathyroidism”, M.L Brandi snd E.M.Brown, Springer 2015
MJA 3 November 2014 “Lithium induced thyrotoxicosis in a patient with treatment-resistant bipolar type 1 affective disorder” Chalasani S and Benson KA
Recurrent hyperaldosteronism after adrenalectomy: an indication for careful radiologic and histologic re-evaluation - Gundara - 2013 - ANZ Journal of Surgery - Wiley Online Library
Diabetes Management September 2012 “Who may benefit from Insulin- Pump Therapy as part of intensive diabetes management?”
JCEM 2012 “A Case of Severe 1,25 -Dihydroxyvitamin D-mediated Hypercalcemia due to a granulomatous disorder” Zhang J.T.W, Chan C, Kwun SY and Benson KA (endojournal.org) Published online before print May 25, 2012
Poster at ESA scientific meeting Perth 2011 Calcitriol Mediated Hypercalcemia. McMahon, Benson et al.
Subacute thyroiditis following the H1N1 vaccine. (J Endocrine Invest July/ August 2010 33(7) pg 506 Girgis CM, Russo RR, Benson KA et al.)
Revisiting the Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma. (Poster presentation: ESA Scientific Meeting , Sydney 2010 : Narayanan, Benson et al.)
Isolated ACTH deficiency presenting as severe hypercalcemia with acute renal failure. (Poster presentation : ESA Scientific Meeting, Sydney 2010: Shanmugalingam, Benson et al.)
Atypical presentations of pituitary apoplexy. (Poster presentation: ESA Scientific Meeting Sydney 2010 : Narayanan, Crawford, Benson et al.)
Current Professional Memberships:
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Endocrine Society of Australia
Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
Dr Nisa Sheriff is a consultant endocrinologist who is passionate about providing holistic, evidence-based care to her patients.
Dr Sheriff graduated from the University of Melbourne with a combined Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours). She completed her Basic Physician Training at the Royal Melbourne and Prince of Wales Hospitals. She proceeded to specialist training in Endocrinology at Royal North Shore and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. She undertook a pituitary fellowship at St Vincent’s hospital and was recipient of a University of New South Wales Research Training Program scholarship for subsequent research in pituitary tumours and genetics. She has also furthered her interest in research while working at the prestigious William Harvey Research Institute in London, UK.
She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the fields of pituitary diseases, diabetes, obesity and bone. She has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences to present her research. She is a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Australian Diabetes Society, US Endocrine Society and European Society of Endocrinology. She is passionate about teaching and is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians exams. She is a VMO at Sydney Adventist Hospital and is involved with undergraduate teaching through the University of Sydney.
Dr Sheriff has clinical expertise in managing all areas of endocrinology including diabetes (type 1, 2 and pregnancy-related) and insulin resistance, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal conditions, endocrine disorders in pregnancy, bone and calcium disorders as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight management.
Dr Sheriff’s priority is to provide high quality, warm and compassionate care to her patients. She will provide individualised care encouraging patients to be involved in decision making by providing patients with accurate and up-to-date information based on latest research.
Dr Yvonne Feng is a consultant endocrinologist who is dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidence-based and individualised care to her patients. She is experienced in managing all forms of diabetes (including type 1, type 2 and gestational) as well as all aspects of endocrinology and metabolic health including thyroid, pituitary and adrenal conditions, osteoporosis and calcium disorders, menopause, reproductive disorders and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Dr Feng completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales and undertook her specialist training in endocrinology at Liverpool, Prince of Wales and Concord Hospitals. She remains affiliated with Concord Hospital. She has completed a Masters of Science in Internal Medicine with an elective in endocrinology.
Dr Feng has published her research in peer reviewed journals and presented at national diabetes and endocrinology conferences. She keeps up to date by regularly attending national and international scientific meetings. She is a member of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Endocrine Society of Australia.
Dr Feng is passionate about teaching and is a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney and is involved in teaching medical students and trainee doctors. She also believes in the importance of educating her patients to empower them to make shared clinical decisions. She has a friendly and caring demeanour and strives to provide holistic, compassionate, and personalised care to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.
Karen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 25 years experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney. Karen is also an active member of the Dieticians Association of Australia.
Karens extensive work experience spans many different areas of Nutrition. She first began her career working in a large Sydney Hospital with critically ill patients in HIV, Oncology and Intensive Care Units. Karen then moved in to the area of community health and chronic disease management. She worked for over 15 years at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, specialising in the nutritional management of Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Gastrointestinal disease (including irritable bowel and FODMAP intolerance).
During her career Karen also worked with many elite athletes within the NSW Institute of Sport, Australian National Basketball League and the Australian Olympic team.
Karen currently works in private practise where she provides individualised dietary assessments and practical advice for her clients Karen is a compassionate, motivational and highly experienced Dietitian, who supports her clients making positive changes to improve their health and wellbeing.
In her spare time Karen is a busy mother of three girls who all enjoy skiing, swimming and keeping fit. Karen is very passionate about nutrition, healthy living and she is always full of motivation and great food ideas.
Carolyn Judge completed her Diploma of Applied Science Nursing in 1991 and Graduated with a Certificate of Diabetes Education and Management UTS in 1998. Carolyn obtained her Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) title from her professional body ( ADEA ) Australian Diabetes Educators Assoc. In 2011. This entitles patients to a Medicare rebate for diabetes education and pump review services.
She is currently the Diabetes Educator at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead NSW and a Diabetes Educator in Private Practice at The San Clinic, Wahroonga NSW. Carolyn has been a Senior Diabetes Educator at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for over ten years. She was appointed a Clinical Nurse Consultancy role in 2000.
Carolyn has a special interest in Type 1 Diabetes with both the paediatric and adult population. She believes it’s about taking control of your diabetes not letting it take control of you. In 2009 she established herself in Private Practice and began the Insulin Pump Clinic at The San Clinic rooms in Wahroonga with Dr Katherine Benson.
Carolyn lectures to nursing graduates undertaking their GCDEM (Grad.Cert.in Diabetes Education and Management) at UTS and is currently upgrading the course content, reviewing the Paediatric and Adolescent modules.
Time has also been spent educating medical registrars who rotate through a term of Endocrinology and Diabetes learning. Ongoing lecturing and presentations on Diabetes Sick Day Management, Travelling with Diabetes and embracing Insulin Adjustment protocols are just some of her favourite topics to talk about - empowering people to live well with their diabetes.
She has become a Certified Pump Trainer for Medtronic, Animas and Roche Insulin Pumps.
Carolyn is a member of:
ADEA ( Australian Diabetes Educators Association)
Australian Diabetes Council (ADC)
Course Advisory Committee for the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management at UTS