Faculty A-Z

Joseph A. Curtis

M.B., Ch.B. Sheffield, B.A.O. Cork, M.R.C.P. UK, FRACP Australia, FRCPC



Janeway Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre 300 Prince Philip Drive St. John’s NL A1B 3V6

Clinical Interests:
  • Growth abnormalities in early childhood
  • Delayed puberty
  • Advancements in management of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Assessment of atherosclerosis in Diabetes

Education Interests:
  • Introducing and demonstrating aspects of pediatric endocrine dysfunction to medical students and residents.

Research Interests:
  • Vascular function in children with Type 1 Diabetes before and after intensive therapy with the insulin pump (project in progress).
  • Bone mineralization in Newfoundland children and adolescents from 8-18 years of age (study completed).
  • Successful treatment of Donohue syndrome with IGF-1 over a period of 11 years (writing in progress)
  • Presentation and genetic findings in adrenocortical insufficiency in Newfoundland and Labrador children (writing in progress).


Ultraviolet Irradiation for Hepatic Rickets. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 64: 617, 1989.

Congenital Hypothyroidism and Goiter in Childhood. Canadian Family Physician, 1990 ; 36 1821-1824.

Gaucher's Disease with Mitral Valve Calcification. Pediatric Cardiology, 1992, 13: 127-128.

The Management of Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence. Canadian Family Physician, Vol 48: 2002.

High Incidence of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes in the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada.
Diabetes Care, Vol 27, No 4, April 2004.

Very High and increasing incidence of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Pediatric Diabetes, 2008: 9 (Part II): 62-68.