Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine Senior lecturer, RCSI

Dr Karen Flood – MD MRCOG MRCPI
Special Interests:

Recurrent Pregnancy loss, twin pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis & genetics. Ultrasound and Benign Gynaecology.

Contact Details:

Phone: 01 874 2115 (Private Gyn)
Phone: 01 402 2540 (Private Obs)
Fax: 01 874 959899 (Fax)
Phone: 01 874 2115

Karen’s main clinical areas of interest include early pregnancy loss, twin pregnancy and high risk obstetrics. She is currently the lead clinician for the early pregnancy service and recurrent pregnancy loss clinic. As a certified specialist in maternal fetal medicine she offers prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormality, prenatal diagnostic techniques including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and advanced prenatal ultrasound services. She also runs a general gynaecology service. As a certified specialist in maternal fetal medicine, Karen’s practice focuses on obstetric care, particularly on obstetric ultrasound. Her clinical areas of interest include early pregnancy complications, prenatal screening and diagnosis, and multiple pregnancies. She offers prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormality, prenatal diagnostic techniques including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). She also performs advanced prenatal ultrasound including fetal echocardiography.

Karen is the lead obstetrician in the recurrent pregnancy loss clinic in the Rotunda. This service provides couples with thorough investigation related to their pregnancy loss, in addition to dedicated early pregnancy support with frequent ultrasound monitoring and counselling. She also runs a general gynaecology service.

Dr Karen Flood graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001. Karen has pursued higher specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the three Dublin Maternity Hospitals, Cork University Maternity Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. She worked as Assistant Master at the Rotunda in 2013 following completion of a maternal fetal medicine fellowship programme in the Rotunda Hospital and in Columbia University Medical Center, New York. She completed her doctorate thesis on platelet function in pregnancy loss.

As the recipient of several research awards, Karen has published and presented internationally on platelet function in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and screening. She is involved in ongoing research in the area of perinatal genetics. As senior lecturer with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, she is involved in research and medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Dr Flood sees women for prenatal care and for pre-conception consultation in her office in the RCSI Unit on the Rotunda campus (phone: 01 402 2540; email karenflood@rcsi.ie). Referrals for her benign gynaecology service in the Rotunda Private Clinics should be faxed to 01 402 2543.
She is married with two children.