Consultant Profile

Dr Ken Darzy

Dr Ken Darzy MBChB FRCP MD
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Endocrinology
    • Obesity
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
  • General medicine
    Special clinical interests:

    Thyroid lumps and dysfunction, endocrine tumours, hypothalmic and pituitary disease, hormonal late effects of cancer treatment, delayed puberty, sexual health disorders and infertility, diabetes and obesity, PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), adolescent endocrinology and pubertal disorders

    Research interests:

    Neuro-endocrinology (hypothalmic-pituitary dysfunction) and hormonal late effects of cancer treatment

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant in General Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Society for Endocrinology
    Royal College of Physicians of London
    British Medical Association
    Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
    American Endocrine Society
    British Thyroid Association

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0800 585 112 Urgent and ad hoc appointments may be made upon request
    Private secretary:
    Julie Sayers
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01438 288 309
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Tuesday mornings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Ken Darzy has dual certification in both general internal medicine and diabetes and endocrinology. He has been working as a Consultant Physician, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist at QEII Hospital since August 2006.

    He has a wide experience in general medicine and particular interest and experience in complex diabetes and endocrine disorders and endocrine cancer. The latter was acquired through his intensive training at Bart’s and the London Hospitals between 2003 and 2006.

    Dr Darzy's endocrine clinical research and sub-specialised endocrine training at the Christie Hospital NHS Trust in Manchester between 2000 and 2003 has also provided him with a breadth of experience in complex endocrine diseases. He has also had extensive research experience which mainly involved hormonal complications of cancer treatment and pituitary disorders and he has numerous novel publications and reviews in this field.

    He is currently the Endocrine Lead for the thyroid cancer MDT in East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. He is the lead clinician for endocrine late effects of cancer treatment and the management of diabetes and endocrine disease in pregnancy. He has also taken special interest in adolescent endocrinology. Dr Darzy has been leading on the development and the provision of insulin pump therapy for patients with complex type 1 diabetes. He is heavily involved in the design and the organisation of an extensive clinical audit programme in diabetes and endocrinology in the Trust to maintain high quality service and safe practice.

    Through his links with various professional bodies, Dr Darzy always endeavours to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of advances in the management of diabetes and endocrine disease. He tends to refer patients with very complex endocrine disease that require the input of a tertiary centre to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, which is a world class centre for endocrinology.

    Personal profile:

    Dr Dazry's work and research is part of his joy in life. Providing a personal service to his patients gives his an intense sense of satisfaction that fuels his desire to continue his active lifestyle and sport activities.

    Being a married man and a father of one daughter has inspired him further to aim for excellence and perfection in his personal and professional life.         


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