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Last updated: 1 May 2020
Miss Di Marco is a Consultant Thyroid and Endocrine Surgeon at the Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, the UK's first and largest department of endocrine surgery, and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.
Miss Di Marco qualified from the University of Cambridge and Guy's, King's and St. Thomas's School of Medicine in 2004, with distinction and undertook her basic and higher surgical training in London. She was awarded a doctorate in 2016 from Imperial College, London for work on surgical technology. In 2017 she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, having been awarded the ASGBI Gold Medal for outstanding performance. She subsequently undertook the prestigious T.S. Reeve Fellowship in the Endocrine Surgery Unit of Sydney University at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, before taking up her post at Imperial.
Miss. Di Marco has an active role in teaching and research: she has authored/co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed research papers and supervises pre- and post- clinical students at Imperial College.
Areas of interest
Thyroid cancer; benign thyroid disease; parathyroid disease; adrenal disease; hereditary endocrine disease; re-operative parathyroid surgery; phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma; Conn's Syndrome; Cushing's syndrome; adrenal incidentaloma; adrenocortical cancer; renal hyperparathyroidism; goitre; thyroid nodules
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeon, Imperial College NHS Trust.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College.
Optimal surgical management of thyroid cancer, the use of surgical technology to minimise operative complications, the effect of endocrine disorders on women of reproductive age, minimally invasive adrenal surgery.
Development of the Surgical Curriculum in Medical School.
Past President Cambridge University Women's Boat Club and two times women's Boat Race competitor.
GB Age-Group Tri- and Duathlon caps.
ASGBI Gold medal for highest scoring candidate in the Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination, September 2017.
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons Travel Scholarship 2017.
Nominee - Alumna of the Year Award, Girls’ Day School Trust - One of six nominees, 2012
Management Today and the Sunday Times ‘35 by 35’ – 2011. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Companies/article656601.ece
• Parathyroid surgery: timing in pregnancy. Aimee Di Marco, Fausto Palazzo. The Endocrinologist. Issue 134, Winter 2019.
• The Significance of Histologically “Large Normal” Parathyroid Glands in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Russel Krawitz, ...
Aimee Di Marco, et al. World Journal of Surgery volume 44, pages1149–1155(2020)
• Near-infrared autofluorescence in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Aimee Di Marco, Fausto Palazzo. Epub ahead of print, Gland Surgery March 2020.
• Thoracoscopic parathyroidectomy: lessons learned from a large United Kingdom case series. Isaacs, Kim; ...A Di Marco et al. BJS Open, August 2019 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs5.50207
• Does Fluoroscopy Prevent Inadvertent Parathyroidectomy in Thyroid Surgery? A Di Marco et al. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2019 Sep;101(7):508-513. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2019.0065. Epub 2019 Jul 15.
• Seventeen Cases of Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Pregnancy; A Call for Management Guidelines. A.N. diMarco, et al. Journal of the Endocrine Society, February 2019 DOI: 10.1210/js.2018-00340
• Autofluorescence in Parathyroidectomy: Signal Intensity Correlates with Serum Calcium and Parathyroid Hormone but Routine Clinical Use is Not Justified. A Di Marco et al. World Journal of Surgery, February 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s00268-019-04929-9
• Risk of needing completion thyroidectomy for low-risk papillary thyroid cancers treated by lobectomy. A Di Marco et al. BJS Open, 6th February 2019. DOI: 10.1002/bjs5.50137
• Undiagnosed primary hyperparathyroidism and recurrent miscarriage: A clinically significant risk? A Di Marco et al. World Journal of Surgery. 2018 Mar; 42(3): 639-645. DOI: 10.1007/s00268-017-4395-7
Courses offered to GPs
I enjoy talking to GP colleagues on any aspect of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease.
Popular topics are usually; hypercalcaemia and primary hyperparathyroidism in general practice, lumps in the neck and thyroid nodules, the management of thyrotoxicosis and what do do with an adrenal incidentaloma.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- Fellow (Intercollegiate Surgical Examination) The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2017
- MA University of Cambridge 2004
- PhD Imperial College, London 2016
- MB BS Guy's, King's & St. Thomas' School of Medicine 2004
- TS Reeve Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery Sydney University, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney 2017
- Research Fellowship The Rosetrees Foundation 2011
- Fellow in Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery BAETS 2017
- CRUK Research Fellowship Cancer Research UK 2010
Reference number 6103698
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
• The Royal College of Surgeons of England
• The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
• The European Society of Endocrine Surgeons
• The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
• The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
• The British Medical Association
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
I like to be contacted regarding any queries or concerns from my patients.
Within working hours these should be directed to my secretary, Lauren, on 020 3983 8338 or to the Hospital at which the procedure was performed.
Outside of normal working hours I can be contacted for emergencies on my personal mobile via the switchboard of the hospitals at which I work.