Dr Karen Watson - Consultant Dermatologist, Rivers Hospital, Hertfordshire

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Dr Karen Watson - Dermatology

Dr Karen Watson is a Consultant Dermatologist in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

General Dermatology including eczema,psoriasis, acne, mole checks, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, acute skin rashes, urticaria and hair and nail disorders. Minor surgery including removal of moles, cysts, skin tags, and ‘lumps and bumps’. Dr Watson will see children from any age. 

Dr Watson will see patients from Newborn+


Academic background

Dr Watson initially trained as a pharmacist and was the Principal Pharmacist at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Following on from this, Dr Watson studied medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, after which she worked at Guy’s, Eastbourne and Southampton Hospitals. She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001 and subsequently a fellow in 2013. Dr Watson further trained as a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at King’s College Hospital in London, also spending a year at the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital. She was then appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Orpington Hospital in 2007 and was Lead Clinician in Dermatology, at Orpington Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust until June 2015.


Professional Memberships

Dr Watson is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, Royal College of Physicians, Royal Society of Medicine, British Medical Association, St John’s Dermatological Society and Medical Protection Society.


NHS base

Private only - formerly King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust until June 2015

Clinic Times

Monday am/pm, Thursday pm/ eve

01279 212952