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Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
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

aahmet@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 3939
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Patient safety with a specific focus on adrenal suppression is Dr. Ahmet’s main area of research. Examples of current studies include evaluation of timing of peak cortisol on low dose ACTH testing in children and neonates, evaluation of adrenal suppression in children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and development of national evidence based guidelines about adrenal suppression. Dr. Ahmet is also involved in diabetes research in the developing world.
Biography:
Dr. Alexandra Ahmet is a pediatric endocrinologist at CHEO, an Assistant Professor of pediatrics and the program director for the pediatric endocrinology residency program at the University of Ottawa. In addition to her clinical and research focus on adrenal suppression, Dr. Ahmet working on the development and implementation of a new clinic approach for children with diabetes at CHEO including regular patient focused education and formal evaluation of quality of life and mental health status.
Sample Publications:
Zuijdwijk C., Pendsey S., Ron J., Williams K., Akki S., Chalkhore S., Ogle G., and Ahmet A., Management of Type 1 Diabetes in a Limited Resource Context: A Study of the Diabetes Research Education and Management (DREAM) Trust Model in Nagpur, Central India. Journal of Diabetology, 2017; 8:37-44.

Ahmet A., Brienza V., Tran J., Lemieux J., Agilpay M., Barrowman N., Duffy D., Roth J. and Jurencak R. Adrenal Suppression in Children Treated for Rheumatologic Conditions after Glucocorticoid Discontinuation. Arthritis Care and Research, 2017 Aug;69(8):1224-1230. doi: 10.1002/acr.23123. PMID: 27723273

Goldbloom E., Mokashi A., Cummings E., Abish S., Benseler S., Huynh, H., Watson W., Ahmet A. Symptomatic adrenal suppression among children in Canada. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2017 Apr;102(4):338-339. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311223. PMID: 28320817

Ahmet A. Benchimol E, Goldbloom E., Barkey J. Adrenal Suppression in Children Treated for Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, (2016) 12:49.
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