Professional background

As of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid surgeons (BAETS) data published in 2019, Tarek is one of the UK’s highest volume thyroid surgeons for both malignant and benign disease.

Tarek graduated from medical school in 2001. Having passed with distinction in both surgical and medical specialities, he was accepted into a highly competitive general surgery residency programme. He ranked top of his class in the Masters of Surgery programme.

He completed his MD degree at University College London. The topic of his research was stem cells and organ regeneration. Following a successful thesis defence, he undertook a prestigious endocrine surgery fellowship at Oxford University Hospitals. He has been extensively trained both in Oxford and University College London Hospital to perform the full range of endocrine surgery procedures including thyroid cancer, parathyroid and adrenal operations. His general surgery work includes laparoscopic cholecystectomies and all kinds of hernia repairs.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a full active member of the BAETS.

Tarek was appointed at University College London Hospital in capacity of consultant in 2014 and works closely with the endocrinologists, oncologists and radiologists to reach the best possible outcome for his patients.

He is an honorary associate professor at University College London, with a keen interest in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is current surgery lead for year 4 UCL MS. He has a commitment to research and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Research interests

Identification of novel diagnostic markers for early detection of thyroid cancer

Malignant potential of adrenal phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas

Intraoperative PTH monitoring for patients with hyperparathyroidism

Prophylactic thyroidectomy in children with MEN 2 syndromes


Prophylactic thyroidectomy in children with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. FP Prete, Ezzat Abdel Aziz T, C Morkane, C Brain, TR Kurzawinski, MEN2 in Children UK Collaborative Group. British Journal of Surgery. 2018; 105: 1319-1327.

Impact of intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring on the management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Michael Shawky, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Simon Morley, Timothy Beale, Jamshed Bomanji, Christine Soromani, Francis Lam, Ian Philips, Michelle Matias, John Honour, Jamie Smart, Tom R Kurzawinski. Clinical Endocrinology 2019;90:277-284

Children are at a high risk of hypocalcaemia and hypoparathyroidism after total thyroidectomy. Mechteld de Jong, Hassan Nounou, Virginia Rozalén García, Ioannis Christakis, Caroline Brain, Ezzat Abdel Aziz T, Richard J Hewitt, Tom R Kurzawinski. Journal of pediatric surgery 2019.

Dwarfs and Giants of Parathyroid Adenomas—No Difference in Outcome After Parathyroidectomy. Ezzat Abdel Aziz T, Fergus Gleeson, Greg Sadler, Radu Mihai. Journal of Surgical Research 2019;237: 56-60.

Independent predisposing factors for subcutaneous and deep wound collection after total thyroidectomy, a prospective cohort study. Ahmad Mahmoud Eweida, Hafsa Mohamed Ebeed, Mahmoud Fathy Sakr, Yasser Hamza, Essam Gabr, Tarek Koraitim, Hatem Fawzy Al-Wagih, Waleed Abo-Elwafa, Ezzat Abdel Aziz T, Ayman Sameh Nabawi. Annals of medicine and surgery. 2018;36:10-16

DLK1/PREF1 marks a novel cell population in the human adrenal cortex. Irene Hadjidemetriou, Katia Mariniello, Gerard Ruiz-Babot, James Pittaway, Alessandra Mancini, Demetris Mariannis, Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, Laila Parvanta, William M Drake, Teng-Teng Chung, Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz, Aimee DiMarco, Fausto F Palazzo, Margaret E Wierman, Katja Kiseljak-Vassiliades, Peter J King, Leonardo Guasti. The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 2019.

The number of positive lymph nodes in the central compartment has prognostic impact in papillary thyroid cancer. Rajeev P, Ahmed S, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Sadler GP, Mihai R. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2013;398(3):377-82.

MEN2 syndrome masquerading as MEN1. Annals of Royal college of Surgeons of England. Ezzat T Abdel-Aziz, Rajeev Paramesawaran, Ben Phillips, Greg Sadler. Annals of Royal College of Surgeons. 2012;94(6)e206-207

Fungating thyroid cancer: a complex clinical scenario. Nabawi AS, Al Wagih HF, Hemeida MA, Koraitim TY, Moussa M, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T. World J Surg. 2012 Mar; 36(3):598-606.

Primary hyperparathyroidism with water clear cell content: the impact of histological diagnosis on clinical management and outcome. Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, GM Maclean, R Parameswaran, B Phillips, V Komar, R Mihai, G Sadler, S Courtney. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Apr;95(3):e60-2.

Tracheal stenting has minimal impact on survival in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. Parameswaran Rajeev, Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz, Mark Slade, Gregory Paul Sadler, Radu Mihai. World J Surg. 2013 Nov;37(11):2589-93

Changing trends in thyroid and parathyroid surgery over the decade: is same- day discharge feasible in the United Kingdom? Rajeev P, Sutaria R, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Mihai R, Sadler GP. World J Surg. 2014 Nov;38(11):2825-30

Study of Serum Leptin in Well-differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: Correlation with Patient and Tumor Characteristics. Rehem RA, Elwafa WA, Elwafa RA, Abdel-Aziz TE. World J Surg. 2014 Oct;38(10):2621-7.

Serum Leptin Levels and Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A True Association: Abdel-Aziz TE, Rehem RA, Elwafa WA World J Surg. 2015 Sep;39(9):2367

Cystic lesions of the pancreas: current trends in approach and management. Vyas S, Markar S, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Ajit A. Postgrad Med J. 2011;87(1025):207-14

Mihai R Risk of adrenocortical carcinoma in adrenal tumours greater than 8 cm. Abdel-Aziz TE, Rajeev P, Sadler G, Weaver A, World J Surg. 2015 May;39(5):1268-73.

Level I lymph node involvement in patients with N1b papillary thyroid carcinoma: a prospective study Eweida AM, Sakr MF, Hamza Y, Khalil MR, Gabr E, Koraitim T, Al-Wagih HF, Abo-Elwafa W, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Diab AA, El-Sabaa B, Nabawi AS. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec 20. doi:10.1007/s00405-016-4423-5

Phaeochromocytomas and Paragangliomas: A difference in disease behaviour and clinical outcomes. Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Prete F, Conway G, Gaze M, Bomanji J, Bouloux P, Khoo B, Caplin M, Mushtaq I, Smart J, Kurzawinski TR. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;112(5):486-91

Dynamic tracking of stem cells in an acute liver failure model.Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T, Dhar DK, Malago M, Damink SW. World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb 14;18(6):507-16

Wandering hemi-spleen: Laparoscopic management of wandering spleen in a case of polysplenia Bekheit M, Katri KM, Ezzat Abdel-Aziz T. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012 Jan 20;3(5):151-154

An unusual diagnosis of splenic rupture. Roche M, Maloku F, Abdel-Aziz TE.. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Oct 7;2014