About Us

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Dr Kirsten Murray

Dr Kirsten Murray  graduated from Medicine with First Class Honours in 1994 from the University of Queensland. She completed part of her physician training at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, and then completed her Advanced Endocrinology training at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.  She actively participates in teaching and education of junior and senior doctors and nursing staff.  She attends national and international conferences regularly. Her main areas of interest include type 2 diabetes, insulin pump therapy, management of endocrine conditions before and during pregnancy (including diabetes), pituitary and adrenal disorders and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Dr Murray has Vising Medical Officer Appointments at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle Private Hospital, Lingard Private Hospital and Lake Macquarie Private Hospital.


Dr Murray manages all forms of endocrine disease including:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders (Hashimoto’s, under or over active thyroid disease)
  • Endocrine disorders in  pregnancy (including diabetes and thyroid conditions)
  • Adrenal disease (Addison’s disease, Adrenal masses)
  • Bone disorders (osteoporosis)
  • Calcium disorders
  • Lipid disorders
  • Pituitary disease

Current Professional Memberships

  • Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Australian Diabetes Association
  • Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
  • The Endocrine Society (USA)

What is an Endocrinologist?

An Endocrinologist is a specialist physician who manages diseases related to hormones and endocrine glands.  Dr Murray is a General Endocrinologist and manages all aspects of Endocrine disease and has a special interest in Diabetes.

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Dr Elisa Tyson

Dr Tyson graduated in Medicine with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales. She completed her postgraduate training in Endocrinology at Concord Hospital, Sydney and the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. Dr Tyson finished her PhD in 2009 at the University of Newcastle, focusing on endocrine signalling in the uterus during pregnancy.

Dr Tyson works full time in private practice in Newcastle and Hornsby, Sydney. She consults in all aspects of adult endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid and pituitary, with an interest in osteoporosis. Dr Tyson is a member of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Endocrine Society of Australia and the Endocrine Society (USA).

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Dr Annalise Philcox

Dr Annalise Philcox is an adult Endocrinologist and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2010. She currently works at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital as a General Physician and Endocrinologist, and she is the Clinical Lead in the Hunter Alliance Diabetes Project.

Dr Philcox completed her medical studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, graduating with Honours, and was a student at St Vincent’s Hospital. She has worked in many centres of excellence including Concord, Princess Alexandra and Canberra Hospitals. Dr Philcox was also a Research Scholar at Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA, dedicating her year to Osteoporosis research. Her current interests include diabetes and general endocrinology. She is also a College examiner, and supervises and teaches medical students, junior doctors and advanced trainees.

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Dr Deniz Kuzulugil

Dr Deniz Kuzulugil is an endocrinologist whose main areas of interest include diabetes, pituitary and adrenal disorders. She was in the inaugural year and completed her medical degree at Western Sydney University in 2011 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Endocrinology in 2019 after completing her training at The Canberra Hospital and John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. She has presented her research at national and international meetings including the American Diabetes Association Scientific Meeting in 2019. Dr Kuzulugil is fluent in Turkish.

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Angela Cook

Angela is a Registered Nurse – Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Western Sydney in 1998 and has spent many years nursing in both public and private hospitals throughout the Newcastle area. After completing post graduate studies in diabetes, Angela now focuses on helping people with diabetes self-manage their condition effectively and prevent complications.

Angela has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of diabetes and provides education to people with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. She works closely with our team of Endocrinologists and provides an accepting, confidential and supportive space in which patients can work towards better managing their diabetes. Angela is credentialled with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and AHPRA.

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