Dr Karen Booth
Consultant Adult Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon
Karen Booth is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Transplant and Adult Cardiac Surgeon working at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Having qualified from Glasgow Medical School in 2006 she completed her training in cardiothoracic surgery jointly in Northern Ireland and the North East of England being appointed in 2017 as the first female and youngest appointed consultant in the department’s history.
She is the only surgeon in the UK to specialise in both major Aortic and Cardiothoracic Transplant surgery and specialises in Ozaki aortic valve reconstruction, off pump lung transplantation and is Joint SCTS Student Education Lead alongside Professor Bhatti. She is a recognised surgical trainer, a member of the North East Surgical Training Committee and Education Lead for the North East Deanery.