Dr Karen Watson



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About me

I initially trained as a pharmacist and was the Principal Pharmacist at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. I then studied medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, after which I worked as a junior doctor in general medicine at Guy’s and Southampton Hospitals. I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001 and a fellow in 2013. I trained as a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at King’s College Hospital, London and also spent a year at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. I was appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Orpington Hospital in 2007. Orpington Hospital became part of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2013. I was appointed lead clinician in dermatology at Orpington Hospital in 2013 to 2015. I left the NHS in June 2015. I have worked at The Rivers since 2009 and at BUPA clinics since 2016.

Areas of interest

General dermatology
Psoriasis, eczema, urticaria,
Mole checks, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer
Acne, folliculitis
Acute rashes, dermatitis
Drug reactions
Hair and scalp problems
Skin surgery including removal of skin cancer, moles, skin tags and cysts
Vulval and genital dermatology

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Procedures completed

  • S1110

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation) - up to three - (5-50)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (5-50)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (5-50)

  • S1420

    Shave biopsy of lesion of skin - (5-50)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (5-50)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (5-50)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (5-50)

  • S0602

    Primary excision of malignant lesion - Head & Neck - (5-50)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (5-50)

  • S0603

    Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (1-5)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • S0632

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Head & Neck (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • S0605

    Secondary excision of malignant lesion - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • S0820

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesions of skin (including cauterisation) - four or more - (1-5)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Ramsay Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

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