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Prof Khwaja M Azim

 

FRCS Glasgow
Consultant Endocrine Surgeon & Surgical Oncologist, 
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore
President, Pakistan Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons Association (www.petsa.net)

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

About Prof Khawaja

Prof Khwaja M Azim FRCS is the President of Pakistan Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons Association and considered among the top surgeons within Pakistan. He is teacher of the teachers and is believed to be having finest surgical dissection skills and exemplary clinical outcomes. His primary focus is endocrine surgery including thyroid, parathyroid and surgical oncology. Patient from around the world are referred to him. He is currently heading a unit with largest volumes of in the field of endocrine surgery across Pakistan.

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore

 

Clinical Services & Interests

  • Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal Surgery

  • Cancer Surgery (Especially Breast, Esophagus, Colon, Stomach, Pancreas)

  • Head & Neck and Breast Surgery

  • Routine General Surgical Procedures

 

Research Interests

Dr Azim has research interest in the field of endocrine surgery.

 

Education & Training

Visiting Professor of Surgery

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

Professor of Surgery

King Edward Medical University

2007-2013

Associate Professor of Surgery

King Edward Medical University

1998 - 2007

Assistant Professor of Surgery

King Edward Medical University

1980 - 1988

Senior Registrar of Surgery

King Edward Medical University

1988 - 1998

 

Board Certifications

  • FRCS    1986   Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow UK

  • 1977     Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Pakistan.

 

Experience & Service

 

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Pakistan Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons Association

President, 2017

Editor Archives of Surgical Research, 2018

 

Selected Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

1.    Azim A, Azim A, Waseem T, Azim KM. Kimura’s Disease: A Rare Clinical Entity for A Head & Neck Surgeon. Am J Cancer Case Reports. 2014;2(2):73-78. 
2.    Waseem T, Azim A, Ashraf MH, Azim KM. Roux-en-Y augmented gastric advancement (RAGA): An alternative technique for concurrent esophageal and pyloric stenosis secondary to corrosive intake. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2016;8(12):766-769.
3.    Ashraf MH, Azim A, Waseem T, Azim KM. A RARE SALIVARY DUCT PAROTID TUMOR. Prof Med J. 2016;23(09):1163-1166.
4.    Ashraf A, Azim A, Azim KM, Waseem T. Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Presenting as Horner’s Syndrome: A Novel Clinical Presentation. Am J Cancer Case Reports. 2016;4(1):38-43.
5.    Azim A, Mir F, Waseem T, Azim M K. Non-Alpine Epithelioid Angiosarcoma of Thyroid Gland: A Rare Clinical Scenario. Am J Cancer Case Reports. 2016;4(2):152-155.
6.    Azim A, Altaf R, Waseem T, Ashraf MH, Azim KM. Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis Mimicking as Gallbladder Carcinoma:A Caution for Hepatobiliary Surgeon. Am J Cancer Case Reports. 2016;4(2):101-105.
7.    Ashraf MH, Azim A, Waseem T, Azim KM. A Rare Salivary Duct Parotid Tumor; Management By Total Conservative Parotidectomy And Free Flap Transfer. Prof Med J. 2016;23(9):1163-1166.
8.    Waseem T, Azim KM. Preoperative Difficulty Index for Thyroidectomy (PreoDIT): A Novel Preoperative Roadmap. J Am Coll Surg. 2019;229(4):e104.
9.    Waseem T, Azim KM. Preoperative Difficulty Index for Thyroidectomy (PreODIT): A Novel, Reliable, Content Valid, and Valuable Tool. J Am Coll Surg. 2020;231(4):e115-e116. 
10.    Waseem T, Ahmad SZ, Zafar Z, Ashraf MH, Azim KM. How to Decide for Drain Placement During Thyroidectomy? Qualitative Exploration to Formulation of a Decision Tree. Arch Surg Res. 2020;1(3):5-11. 
11.    Ahmad SZ, Waseem T, Zafar Z, Abid M, Azim KM. Impact of Branch vs. Truncal Ligation of Inferior Thyroid Arteries on Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcaemia: A Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials. Arch Surg Res. 2020;1(1):8-17. 
12.    Waseem T, Ahmed SZ, Baig H, Ashraf MH, Azim A, Azim KM. Truncal vs Branch Ligation of Inferior Thyroid Arteries in Total Thyroidectomy: Does It Affect Postoperative Hypoparathyroidism? Otolaryngol Neck Surg. Published online 2020:0194599820957283. 
13.    W Butt, M Butt, W Chaudhry, A Maqbool, A Afzal, A Ahmed, K Azim. Single Procedure Esophageal Bypass: A ValidOption In Delayed Surgical Intervention For Complicated Esophageal Perforation. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2009Volume 23 Number 1 
14.    Afzal A, Gauhar TM, Butt WT, Khawaja AA, Azim KM. Management of hyperparathyroidism: a five year surgical experience. J Pak Med Assoc. 2011 Dec;61(12):1194-8. PMID: 22355965.
15.    Shahzad N, Maqbool A, Gauhar TM, Azim KM. Colonic perforation induced by short term use of slow release diclofenac. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2012 May;22(5):328-9. PMID: 22538042.
16.    Waqas Tariq ButtWaqas Tariq ButtAsad AzimAsad AzimAbbas HaiderAbbas HaiderShow all 6 authorsKhwaja M. AzimKhwaja M. Azim Parathyroid Carcinoma, September 2012Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP 22(9):588-590 
17.    Gauhar TM, Shahzad N, Mahmud T, Khwaja MA. Parathyroid carcinoma. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2012 Dec;22(12):789-91. PMID: 23217487.
18.    Tooba Mahmud Gauhar*, Abhiseck Chaudary, Hafiz Mohammad Asif Maqbool, Asad Azim, Ameer Afzal, Khalid Masud Alam, Ashfaq, Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Gauhar et al., Thyroid Disorders Ther 2014, 3:1, DOI: 10.4172/2167-7948.1000141
19.    Azim, K. M., Ahmad, A., Zaheer, J., & ul Haq, A. (2016). Primary Hyperparathyroidism - Experience at Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v9i3.1330
20.    Khwaja M. AzimAnwar Ul HaqAshfaq AhmadAshfaq AhmadM S Saleem, Surgical Treatment of Corrosive Strictures of Esophagus and Stomach. December 2020Annals of King Edward Medical University Lahore Pakistan 02(03-04):15-17
21.    W Butt, M Butt, T Gauhar, A Khawaja, A Afzal, A Ahmed, K Azim. Conn’s Syndrome: A Diagnostic Dilemma. CaseReport. The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2009 Volume 24 Number 1 
22.    Faiza SiddiqueAhsen Nazir Khwaja M. Azim PAPILLARY THYROID CARCINOMA - The Frequency of multifocality in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy. December 2020The Professional Medical Journal 20(04):581-586.
23.    Ashfaq AhmadAshfaq AhmadNaveed AhsanMohammad Khwaja Tooba Mahmud Gauhar. The  Frequency  of  Cervical  Lymph  Node  Metastasis  in Multifocal Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. J F J M C  VOL.7 NO.2  APR – JUN  2013.
24.    ASHFAQ AHMAD, AMEER AFZAL, HAFIZ MUHAMMAD ASIF, ABHISHEK CHAUDARY,  KHALID MASOOD ALAM, ALI AZIM KHAWAJA, MUHAMMAD AZIM KHAWAJA, Changing Trends of Presentation in Colorectal Carcinoma. P J M H S  Vol. 8, NO. 1, JAN – MAR  2014   233.
25.    Ashfaq AhmadAshfaq AhmadKhwaja M. AzimKhwaja M. AzimAnwar Ul HaqMuhammad Sadiq Saleem. The Management of Cardiac Trauma in Accident and Emergency Department by General Surgeons. PJS. 1996 Vol 12 (4).
26.    Ashfaq AhmadKhwaja M. AzimKhwaja M. AzimAnwar Ul HaqMuhammad Javaid Athar. A Surgical Technique to Avoid Injury to External Laryngeal Nerve during Thyroidectomy. December 2020 Annals of King Edward Medical University Lahore Pakistan 09(02):80-81.
27.    Ashfaq AhmadMuhammad Sadiq SaleemKhwaja M. AzimKhwaja M. AzimM A Sajid. Midline Laparotomy Closure - Results of a Prospective Comparative Clinical Study. PJS 1996. Vol 12(4). 
28.    Ashfaq Ahmad, Khwaja M. Azim, F Naz, S A Khan. Presentation of Carcinoma Breast in Pakistan - A study of 60 cases. December 2020Annals of King Edward Medical University Lahore Pakistan 06(04):424-426

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