About Dr Karen Breen MD MRCPI FRCPath
Her undergraduate training was at Trinity College, Dublin and postgraduate training including in Haematology was in Ireland before moving to the UK to conduct research leading to an MD. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Pathologists, UK. She is currently involved in several clinical trials and in translational research in the Antiphospholipid syndrome, and has authored and co-authored on publications on thromboembolic disease.
She is also lead of acute management of thrombosis and anticoagulation and a member of the Trust Thromboprophylaxis and Thrombosis Committee at Guys and St.Thomas’ Foundation Trust.
She has authored several research papers and lectures nationally and internationally on a regular basis.
- Management of thrombotic (clotting) disorders
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Obstetric (pregnancy) management of thrombotic disorders
- Trinity College, Dublin medical training scheme
- Royal College of Physicians (Ireland) higher medical training scheme in haematology
How to find us
The Outpatient & Diagnostic Centre is conveniently located at The Shard with its own private entrance on St Thomas Street situated next to the Shangri-La Hotel and AquaShard entrances. On arrival you will be greeted by a concierge who will direct you to the 4th floor for Registration.
It is easily accessible from both London Bridge Underground Station via the Jubilee and Northern Lines, and London Bridge National Rail Station by Southern, South Eastern and Thameslink services (from January 2018). Central London is at close reach via major routes such as the M25/ M23/ M40/ M4/ M1 and is also well connected via Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports
Where appropriate we may also be able to arrange telephone/video Consultations – please contact the office to discuss.
Fees & Payment options
New patient consultation: £250
Follow up cost: £150
Following your consultation you may need certain tests (such as blood tests or imaging, for example an X-ray, MRI or CT scan) to help me diagnose your condition. If the test is undertaken by the clinic or hospital, and not by me, the fees for those tests will be determined by the clinic or hospital and charged to you, or your private medical insurer, separately.
If there are any fees, which I will charge in relation to any of the tests I advise that you have, I will let you know what those will be.
Private medical insurance
If you have private medical insurance, please contact your insurer before your consultation, to check the terms of your policy, particularly the level and type of outpatient cover you have, including any reimbursement limits on individual consultation fees.
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Some of my recent research papers and publications.
Image-proven thromboembolism in patients with severe COVID-19 in a tertiary critical care unit in the United Kingdom.September 2020
Effect of thrombophilia on clinical outcomes of chronic post-thrombotic patients after iliofemoral stenting with nitinol venous stents.May 2020
Outcomes of patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants for myeloproliferative neoplasm-associated venous thromboembolism in a large tertiary centre in the UK.February 2020
Midterm outcomes in postpartum women following endovenous treatment for acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis.December 2019
Management of acute and chronic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction: a multidisciplinary team consensus.December 2019
Comparing APLS and oranges: caution with the use of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) instead of warfarin in the treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS).April 2019
Two Year Outcome After Chronic Iliac Vein Occlusion Recanalisation Using the Vici Venous Stent.August 2018
The effect of hydroxychloroquine on haemostasis, complement, inflammation and angiogenesis in patients with antiphospholipid antibodies.January 2018