Dr Karen Tipples



GMC number: 6053206

Practising since: 2002


Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Dr Karen Tipples is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Barts Health specialising in the treatment of urological cancers. Karen is the Lead Clinician for the Barts Cancer Centre Urology Multi-Disciplinary Team and the Prostate Cancer Specialist Clinic.

As the Clinical Director for Urology for the Barts Cancer Centre and for Education and Training, she has a particular passion for the training of junior doctors. Elected Trainer of the Year at the Royal College of Radiologists, Karen is a member of the Royal College of Radiologists National Specialty Training Board and Curriculum Committees. She is also the Deputy Clinical Lead nationally for recruitment of junior doctors into oncology training, supervising and developing the recruitment process to ensure the appointment of the best possible candidates to train to be the consultants of the future.

Dr Karen Tipples is a registered cyberknife practitioner and delivers stereotactic radiotherapy (SABR)for prostate cancer in both the curative and palliative (metastatic) setting. She uses state of the art radiotherapy techniques in all aspects of her practice.

Special interests

Dr Karen Tipples has a specialist interest in the treatment of prostate cancer with stereotactic radiotherapy.

Languages spoken

English, French

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Karen Tipples at Nuffield Health

  • Chemotherapy
  • Breast oncology

Locations Dr Karen Tipples works with

Related experience


  • RCR
  • BMA

Other posts held

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Karen Tipples works with

Dr Karen Tipples works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Karen Tipples does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Karen Tipples does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Karen Tipples does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.