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Alexandra Ahmet
Physician, Division of Endocrinology, CHEO
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program,
University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 3939
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Current Research:
Adrenal suppression is Dr. Ahmet’s main area of research interest. Current studies include a Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program surveillance study looking at the frequency of adrenal suppression in Canadian children. Studies investigating the frequency and risk factors for adrenal suppression in children treated with glucocorticoids for a) rheumatologic conditions, and b) eosinophilic esophagitis are also ongoing. The aim of these studies is to inform evidence-based guidelines for screening and treatment of adrenal suppression in children. Dr. Ahmet also has an interest in diabetes management and is a collaborator in ongoing studies of diabetes management in the developing world.
Dr. Alexandra Ahmet is a pediatric endocrinologist at CHEO, and an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She is the lead of a national education program about adrenal suppression in children treated for asthma and is involved with ongoing peer education about adrenal suppression. Dr. Ahmet has recently published guidelines about screening for adrenal suppression in children treated for asthma and has a research focus to help provide more evidence-based guidelines in the future.
Sample Publications:
Ahmet A, Spier S, Kim, H. Adrenal Suppression: A Practical Guide to the Screening and Management of this Under-recognized Complication of ICS. Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, 25;7:13, 2011. PMID 21867553.

Ahmet A, Simon D, Barrowman N, Collins C, Lawson, ML. Prevalence of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes on a Standard (TID) Insulin Regimen Using a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS). Journal of Pediatrics, 2011 Aug;159(2):297-302. Epub 2011 March. PMID 21414634.
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