Dr Karen McCarthy
Research Fellow and Co-Lead, Cardiac Morphology, Cardiac Morphology Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Following completion of a degree in cell biology from University College London and a histopathology doctorate from Imperial College London, Dr Karen P McCarthy is now a laboratory-based researcher in paediatric cardiac morphology and works at the Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr McCarthy is involved in the three major roles of the cardiac morphology unit, research, education and clinical analysis. These all have strong links with clinical colleagues in paediatrics, pathology, cardiology, surgery and electrophysiology.
Dr McCarthy is involved in the examination of cardiac specimens including the histopathologic analysis of conduction abnormalities as well as analysis of many different types of congenital heart disease.
She also teaches cardiac anatomy and pathology at Imperial College London, the Royal Brompton Hospital and at national and international courses and webinars.
Many doctors, surgeons and medical professionals have studied within the unit completing masters and PhD studies. There are currently several ongoing projects underway including the study of the remodelled right ventricular outflow tract in tetralogy of Fallot.
Dr McCarthy regularly reviews scientific papers for publications and has collaborated in various research papers.