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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Diane K. Wherrett, M.D., FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-8159
Fax: 416-813-6304
Email: diane.wherrett@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Megan Imbrasas
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7500 ext. 228186
Alternate Email: megan.imbrasas@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Diane Wherrett received her medical degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  She trained in Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and did a research fellowship in the immunology of type 1 diabetes at Stanford University. She is currently a Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, and Professor at the University of Toronto at The Hospital for Sick Children. She was the Program Director for the Paediatric Endocrinology Training Program at The Hospital for Sick Children from 2009 until August 2018. She is the Centre Director of the Canadian site of the NIH multicentre clinical trial group, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, and a member of the TrialNet Steering Committee. In addition, she is interested in the care of children with disorders of sex development.

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Disorders of sex development
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Newborn screening

Research Interests

  • Pathophysiology, prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes.
  • Outcomes in children with disorders of sex development.

Research Activities

  • Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Centre Director and Steering Committee Member.
  • Study of outcomes of teens with disorders of sex development.
  • Assessment of persistent mild elevation of 17-OH progesterone in newborn screening for CAH.


For a list of Dr. Wherrett's publications please visit PubMed.