Ms Aimee Di Marco
Miss Di Marco is an Endocrine Surgeon specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases. She is one of three consultants in the UK's largest department of endocrine & thyroid surgery (the Hammersmith Hospital & Imperial NHS Trust), performing open & minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroidectomy & adrenalectomy for cancer & benign disease.
Benign thyroid disease
There are two benign thyroid diseases these are: Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) and a Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid).
1 treatment available
Miss Di Marco qualified from the University of Cambridge and Guy's, King's & St. Thomas' School of medicine with Distinction in 2004. She undertook house jobs and basic surgical training in London before being awarded a coveted 'run-through' training post in General Surgery and subsequently one of the UK's first Academic Clinical Fellow posts at Imperial. This allowed her to combine research with clinical training during her Higher Surgical Training in North West London and lead to a PhD in surgical technology at Imperial, looking at the development of a device for luminal surgery.
She undertook specialist training in Endocrine Surgery at Chelsea & Westminster, the Hammersmith and as the T.S. Reeve Fellow at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia. She was awarded the ASGBI Gold.
Miss. Di Marco took up her post as Consultant Endocrine Surgeon at the Hammersmith in 2019 where she manages endocrine surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal exclusively.
She is the Lead for Anatomy and Specialist Surgery teaching in the senior years at the Imperial College School of Medicine. She teaches and supervises undergraduates, BSc students on the endocrinology & surgical design BSc and postgraduates. She has an active research interest, focusing particularly on surgical technology including fluorescence in thyroid & parathyroid surgery and the impact of endocrine surgical pathologies in women of reproductive age and has numerous publications.
Miss Di Marco is a core member of the Imperial & NW London Thyroid Cancer MDT and Adrenal MDT, an active member of the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons, and submits all clinical outcomes to the UK Registry of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery.
- Consultant Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeon
Hammersmith & Charing Cross Hospitals, Imperial College London NHS Trust
- Honorary Senior Lecturer
Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London
- Lead for Anatomy & Diagnostics (phase one), Lead for Specialist Surgery teaching (phase three)
Imperial College School of Medicine
- Parathyroid disease including primary and renal-induced hyperparathyroidism, unlocalised disease, re-operative surgery and genetic causes of hyperparathyroidism.
- Thyroid disease and surgery including suspected and known thyroid cancers, advanced, recurrent and hereditary thyroid cancers and benign goitre.
- Adrenal tumours and surgery for pheochromocytoma, Conn's, Cushing's and cancers - laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic keyhole surgery.
- Year qualified 2004
- University of Cambridge 1997 - 2000
- Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' School of Medicine 2001 - 2004
Miss Di Marco undertook a PhD in surgical technology from the Hamlyn Robotic Centre of Imperial College with fellowships from CRUK and the Rosetrees Foundation.
- A member of the NICE Thyroid Cancer Guideline Committee (published in December 2022), on the local organising committee and a panel member for the recent World Congress of Thyroid Cancer.
- ASGBI Gold medal for highest scoring candidate in the Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination in General Surgery, Endocrine nominated subspecialty, September 2017
- International Association of Endocrine Surgeons Travel Scholarship 2017
- ‘Fellowship’ in Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons, 2017. BAETS Masterclass and Wetlab (J&J, Hamburg)
- ‘Best Clinical Care’ Award – St. Mary’s Hospital & Imperial College December 2009, 2012 & 2013
- Alumna of the Year Award, Nominee, Girls’ Day School Trust - One of six nominees, 2012
- Research Fellowship, The Rosetrees Trust, 2011-2013
- Management Today and the Sunday Times ‘35 by 35’ – one of Management Today’s 35 top women under the age of 35, 2011.
- Cancer Research UK Research Fellowship, 2010 – 2013