Consultant Profile

Miss Karina  Cox

Miss Karina  Cox MBBS FRCS MD
Practicing at:
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Breast cancer
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Breasts
Special clinical interests:

Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery

  • Risk assessment for breast cancer family history,
  • Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment,
  • Advanced breast conservation and breast reconstruction.
Research interests:
  • Tumour immunology: Immune response to breast cancer.
  • Diet and exercise: Impact of diet and exercise on breast cancer development and recurrence.
  • Imaging: Novel techniques to identify lymph node involvement in breast cancer patients.
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the Association of Breast Surgery

Member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology 

Member of the French Dendritic Cell Society (CFCD)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01892 741150
Private secretary:
Lauren Shelton
Private secretary telephone number:
0208 325 3623
Private secretary email address:
Thursday mornings – One Stop Breast Clinic
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Cox 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 under the auspices of 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.

As a surgical oncologist, Miss Cox continues to maintain an active research interest in the immunology of breast cancer as well as the impact of diet and exercise in breast cancer recurrence. She is also actively investigating new imaging techniques to identify lymph node involvement in breast cancer patients and regularly lectures at The Royal College of Surgeons. As a surgeon, she is trained in breast reconstruction and advanced breast conservation. She also has an interest in benign breast disease including breast pain.


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Miss Karina  Cox

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Kent- Miss Karina Cox-Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

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