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Meet our team.


Dr. Hugh Tildesley, MD FRCPC

Late Founder

The Endocrine Research Society (ERS) was officially incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia in March 1995 by the late Dr. Hugh Tildesley.


Following his completion of his Medical degree at McGill University, he settled in Vancouver with his family and took a position as an endocrinologist at St. Paul's Hospital where he held positions as the head of endocrinology and director of the Diabetes Centre. There, he created the Western Canadian Insulin Pump Centre, the Endocrine Research Society, and an online diabetes interface named the Internet Blood Glucose Monitoring System.

Dr. Monika Pawlowska, MD FRCPC


Dr. Monika Pawlowska completed her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Genetics and went on to earn her Medical degree at the University of Alberta. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and her Endocrinology Fellowship at the University of British Columbia (UBC). With an interest in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, she went on to pursue a fellowship under the supervision of Dr. David Kendler at UBC and Dr. John Bilezikian at Columbia University, New York, NY. She currently practices endocrinology out of Vancouver, with continued involvement at St. Paul’s Hospital as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Adam White, MD FRCPC


Dr. White completed training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia in 2008 where he also completed Undergraduate and Internal Medicine training. He is currently practicing within the St. Paul’s Hospital Division of Endocrinology and is the Director of the St Paul’s Hospital Thyroid Clinic. He is the current head of the Western Canada Insulin Pump Center, which is engaged in providing clinical care for patients using insulin pump technology.


Jacqueline Mahanloo, RD, CDE, CPT

Insulin Pump Trainer

Jacqueline is the current insulin pump and CGM trainer for the Western Canadian Insulin Pump Centre. She is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified insulin pump/CGM (continuous blood glucose monitoring) trainer. Jacqueline completed her Bachelor of Home Economics (Nutrition) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and her internship at Royal Columbian Hospital. She has been a certified diabetes educator since 2001. She has completed certification as a pump and CGM trainer for Medtronic, Omnipod, Tandem and Dexcom.

Please direct pump training inquiries to


Gurleen Nirwal, BSc

Clinical Research Coordinator

Gurleen is our current Clinical Research Coordinator. She is responsible for developing, conducting, and analyzing clinical research projects, with the goal of producing academic publications. Gurleen facilitates the Internet Blood Glucose Monitoring System (IBGMS), a role which sees her communicating with and instructing a diverse patient population. She also plays an active role in the planning of our two annual conferences.

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