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Miss Karina Cox MBBS FRCS MD is an experienced Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Kent.

Karina graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s in 1998 and completed her basic surgical training in London. She then spent two years as a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London investigating the function of immune cells in lymph nodes draining breast cancer. Following on from her research, she continued her training as a general surgeon with The London Deanery before sub-specialising in Breast and Oncoplastic surgery.

In 2009, she was awarded the National Breast Oncoplastic Fellowship in Manchester. Prior to her current appointment, she spent six months as a locum Breast and Oncoplastic consultant at The Royal Marsden Hospital. She is a Trustee of the charity Breast Cancer Kent and is an involved member of The Association of Breast Surgeons.

As a practicing surgical oncologist, she is fully trained in breast reconstruction, advanced breast conservation and revision surgery. She teaches regularly on Breast Speciality courses at The Royal College of Surgeons of England and is an e-tutor for the Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Masters at the University of East Anglia.

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • British Association of Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

Miss Cox is part of a research group developing new ways to image and treat lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer using microbubbles and contrast enhanced ultrasound. She also works collaboratively with scientists in the School of Biosciences at The University of Kent and maintains an interest in the link between lifestyle factors and breast cancer risk and survival.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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