Prof.Karen Redmond

Prof.Karen Redmond


Thoracic surgery
Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic “keyhole” surgery
Bronchoscopic airway surgery
Mediastinal resections
Thorascopic left atrial clip application
Lung volume reduction surgery
Airway resection of benign stenosis
Extended airway or chest wall resections
Minimally invasive pectus surgery


M.B B.Ch B.A.O. M.D F.R.C.S(CTh)

Professor Redmond was awarded an honours degree with the Gold Medal in Surgery from University College Dublin in 1997.

Following a Young Investigators Award for supervised research in lung cancer from the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery, she went on to win the prestigious Society Medal from the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland for her MD work on the “Role of Human Stem Cells in Tumor Angiogenesis”.

After completing her specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery in June 2007, Professor Redmond was awarded a United States Surgical Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Scholarship and trained in her subspecialty field of thoracic surgery and lung transplantation at Toronto General Hospital, Canada. There she had the opportunity to consolidate her surgical expertise in keyhole surgery for lung cancer and mesothelioma.

The first female lung transplant surgeon to be appointed both in the UK and Ireland, Professor Redmond returned from her consultant post at The Royal Brompton Harefield NHS Trust and Imperial College in London in 2011.

Clinical research

She is one of the first thoracic surgeons worldwide to start an iVATS programme (CT-guided localisation in the Hybrid Theatre) resecting pulmonary nodules supporting diagnosis and / or curative resection of pulmonary metastases.

Fellowship training

  • Minimal invasive scholar and lung transplantation fellow at Toronto General, Mount Sinai, Princess Margaret, Toronto, Canada