The London Clinic

Specialties

  • Endocrinology

Sub specialties

  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Pituitary
  • Calcium and parathyroid
  • Obesity

Clinical interests

  • Thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism
  • Disorders of adrenal glands and adrenal tumours
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Male and female hormone disorders
  • Obesity and bariatric medicine

Professional profile

Dr Simon Aylwin is a consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital with broad clinical practice in endocrinology and special interests in pituitary tumours, thyroid disorders, adrenal tumours and cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, inherited endocrine tumour syndromes and hyponatraemia.

Dr Aylwin leads the pituitary and adrenal multidisciplinary teams at King’s that look after patients with pituitary and other endocrine-related tumours and cancers. He also works as a physician alongside bariatric surgeons managing patients with severe obesity and has an academic interest in appetite regulation. He graduated from Queens’ College Cambridge in 1987 and undertook clinical studies at the Royal London Hospital, qualifying in 1990. After MRCP in 1993 he undertook specialist endocrinology training and research studies at Bart’s and the London leading to a PhD awarded in 2001.He took up a substantive post as a consultant end ocrinologist at King’s College Hospital in 2002. Dr Aylwin has a well-established private practice at the London Bridge Hospital and at The London Clinic that mirrors his NHS work. Dr Aylwin is the Lead Clinician for Endocrinology at King’s College Hospital.
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Dr Aylwin has served as a clinical committee member for the Society for Endocrinology and member of the Obesity and Pituitary special interest groups and committee member for the UKINETS (UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine tumours). He is a member of the US Endocrine society and Pituitary society. He has published over 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of endocrine tumours, clinical obesity, appetite regulation, and molecular endocrinology, regularly reviews journal submissions for international publications is on the editorial board for the journal Pituitary. He lectures widely both within the UK and abroad and has contributed to numerous symposia and debates at the British Endocrine Society and in other learned societies with recent lectures in the UK and overseas in Barcelona, Korea, St Petersburg, Zurich, India, Dublin


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Personal profile

Outside of medicine, Dr Aylwin enjoys spending time with his children andplaying cricket for his local team.

Other hobbies include travelling, skiing, scuba and body boarding.


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Current posts

  • Consultant Endocrinologist, Clinical Lead for Endocrinology
    King's College Hospital
  • Hon. Senior Lecturer
    School of Medicine, King's College London

Medical training

Year qualified
2001
  • Queens' College, Cambridge
    1984-87
  • Bart's and the London
    1987-90

Ages treated

Adults

Other languages spoken

Conversational French

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Clinic location

5 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6HL
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Secretary

Michelle Vernon
020 7234 2440
020 7681 1195