Dr.Karen Breen is a Consultant Haematologist with a Specialist interest in Thrombosis. Her undergraduate training was at Trinity College, Dublin and postgraduate training including in Haematology were 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 the thromboembolic disease. She is also lead to the 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.
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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
Peri-operative management of clotting and bleeding disorders including during pregnancy. Abnormal full blood counts including anaemia and thrombocytopenia.
Her main area of clinical interest is in the management of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. She reviews patients with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and is an expert in anticoagulation management including the newer direct oral anticoagulants. She is experienced in advising on peri-operative management of clotting and bleeding disorders including during pregnancy. Abnormal full blood counts including anaemia and thrombocytopenia.