Ally P.H. Prebtani


Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine

Founding Director, Internal Medicine Residency International Health Program

Hospital affiliations: Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences

Program Director: Endocrinology and Metabolism Residency Training Program

Education and Professional Standing

Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 1992
M.D., McMaster University, 1996
Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, 1999
Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Toronto, 2001

Academic Interests

Dr. Prebtani is an academic internist and endocrinologist at McMaster University. He is actively involved in several roles at the university including teaching, clinical work, research, and administration.

Dr. Prebtani's passion is in the area of international health. He is the founder and director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program International Health Program, which takes him and trainees to Uganda to pursue voluntary international health work.

Dr. Prebtani is actively involved in voluntary work both in the community and academically. He recently won the Ontario Voluntary Service Award by the government of Ontario for years of community service. Currently, he provides voluntary service overseas including India and Uganda. In the community, he frequently gives medical talks to the public, is crisis management leader and lieutenant in the Aga Khan Volunteer Corps. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Service in the community.

Selected Publications

  1. Follow up of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma, McMaster University Medical Journal, December 2004
  2. A systematic review of the literature examining the diagnostic efficacy of measurement of fractionated plasma free metanephrines in the biochemical diagnosis of pheochromocytoma, BMC Endocrine Disorders, June 2004
  3. Silicone Breast Implants and Thyroid Granulomatosis, Endocrine Pathology, 2002
  4. Cushing’s Syndrome in Pregnancy, Lancet, May 2000