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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Maternal and foetal medicine
- Reproductive medicine
- Sexual and reproductive healthcare
Dr Karen Joash graduated from Imperial College, London University and successfully obtained a place on the London Postgraduate obstetrics and gynaecology training programme and has worked at most of the prestigious London teaching hospitals.
She is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who is passionate about delivering high quality care to all women. Her notable flair is in empathy, communication and personal approach to her patients.
She has been working in obstetrics and gynaecology for over ten years and is well known for being a skilled labour ward practitioner. Her aim is to help women achieve the type of delivery which is tailored to their wants and needs. With her holistic approach and knowledge of both low risk and high risk conditions she is able to provide this for all women.
Her maternal medicine knowledge has been obtained from two of the best insitutions, St Thomas hospital and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, where she now works.
She provides a comprehensive service in gynaecology with expertise in early pregnancy and ambulatory gynaecology. She understands the busy schedules women have being able to fit most procedures into the office setting if required.
In her NHS role she is the lead for postnatal care understanding the birth journey doesn’t stop at delivery, but support in this period can be crucial. She is also the lead for maternity guidelines at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust and is principled on the importance of safe practice. Dr Joash also leads on outpatient hysteroscopy and performs early pregnancy scans at Queen Charlottes Hospital.
Her passion for excellence in care led to her appointment as Training Programme Director for doctors in postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in North West London. In addition she is deputy head of school for London school of postgraduate obstetrics and gynaecology; and sits on the education quality assurance board at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
To be able to provide sufficient time to her maternity clients, the numbers of patients are capped, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Areas of interest
Maternal medical disorders in pregnancy;High Risk Pregnancy;Perinatal mental health disorder; previous traumatic delivery;Early pregnancy bleeding and scanning;Emergency gynaecology;Menstrual disorders; fertility problems;contraceptive advice and family planning; well women checks; menopausal disorders;psychosexual disorders; outpatient hysteroscopy including treatment of polyps, fibroids and heavy bleeding;postnatal perineal problems; gynaecology scanning; polycystic ovarian syndrome; ovarian cyst management
Current NHS consultant posts held
Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust
Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology scanning and management. Menstrual disorders and pelvic pain. Uterine surgery inc Fibroids, Laparoscopic procedures. Hysteroscopy and day case procedures, Well womens checks inc scanning, Pre-pregnancy advice and planning, Fertility advice and Family Planning.
Postnatal problems and perinatal mental health.
Clinical leadership and medical education
Clinical excellence award 2013
- Bachelor of Science (BS), Biochemistry King's College London 1994
- Master of Science (MS), Medical biochemistry Brunel University 1995
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Medicine Imperial College London 2001
Reference number 6031332
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