020 3313 6785

Marian McGilligan, secretary


Dr Karen Joash is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who is passionate about delivering high quality care to all women. She has been working in obstetrics and gynaecology for over ten years and is well known for being a skilled labour ward practitioner. Her aim is to help women achieve the type of delivery which is tailored to their wants and needs. With her holistic approach and knowledge of both low risk and high risk conditions she is able to provide this for all women. In her NHS role she is the lead for postnatal care understanding the birth journey doesn't stop at delivery and support in this period can be crucial. She is also the lead for maternity guidelines at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is principled on the importance of safe practice. She also provides a comprehensive service in gynaecology with expertise in early pregnancy and ambulatory gynaecology scanning. She understands the busy schedules women have and is able to fit most procedures into the office setting if required. In her gynaecology practice, Dr Joash also leads on outpatient hysteroscopy and performs early pregnancy scans. In addition to early pregnancy problems and acute gynaecology, she is skilled in the management of menstrual disorders, hormonal disturbances, pre-menstrual disorders and fibroids. Her passion for excellence in care led to her appointment as training programme director for doctors in postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in north west London and she oversees training in seven London hospitals. In addition she is the divisional director for women's and children's at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Her qualifications include BSc (Hons), MSc, MBBS, MRCOG and PGCert.


High risk obstetrics, perinatal mental health, postnatal care, maternal medicine, general gynaecology, outpatient hysteroscopy, menstrual disorders, early pregnancy, acute gynaecology

Research & publications

Perinatal mental health, obstetrics education, patient safety and human factors, quality improvement and patient experience, menstrual disorders and outpatient hysteroscopy, postnatal recovery

Private practice

Visit the Imperial College Healthcare Private care website