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Fausto Palazzo

Professor Fausto Palazzo

Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

MS, FRCS (Eng) FRCE (Gen)

Languages spoken: English Italian

Professor Fausto Palazzo

Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

MS, FRCS (Eng) FRCE (Gen)

Languages spoken: English Italian

Appointments available at:

Cromwell Hospital

Patient Age Group


Year qualified



General surgery, Endocrine



Clinical Interests

Thyroid disease and surgery, parathyroid disease and surgery, adrenal disease and surgery, quality assurance in endocrine surgery

About Professor Fausto Palazzo

Prof Fausto Palazzo is a consultant endocrine surgeon and professor at Imperial College London, specialising in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.

He is clinical lead consultant in endocrine surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which has the largest endocrine surgical service in the UK. To 2019, Prof Palazzo has carried out in excess of 4000 endocrine operations including thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies and adrenalectomies.

Prof Palazzo qualified in 1992 and trained initially as a general surgeon in West London and Essex, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. He then developed a specialist interest in endocrine surgery after spending two years as an endocrine surgical research fellow at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He then carried out specialist endocrine surgery training in Oxford, Sydney (Australia) and Marseille (France). He was added to the UK Specialist Register in 2004.

Prof Palazzo lectures undergraduates at Imperial College and postgraduates nationally and internationally. He has published extensively on all aspects of endocrine disease and surgery. He has been on the executive of the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons, UK delegate to the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons and is currently on the Council of the International Association of Endorcrine Surgeons. He has also been an advisor on the guidelines for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism for NICE.

Prof Palazzo is chairman of the Cromwell Hospital endocrine MDT.

NHS Base (trust)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Professional memberships

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS), European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES), International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)
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