Dr Karen Lipscomb

Consultant Cardiologist - Cardiology

Telephone Number: 01204 390489

Professional Background

Dr Lipscomb studied at the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and London University obtaining a BSc (Hons) Clinical Pharmacology in 1985, a MBBS in 1988, a MRCP in 1991, a MD in 2000 from the University of London, a CCST in Cardiology and General Medicine in 1999 and a FRCP in 2004.

She has worked at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (PRHO), London, Guy’s Hospital Medical SHO Rotation, London, Manchester Royal Infirmary Professorial Medical Unit (Registrar) and North West Cardiology SpR Rotation. She came to work at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in 2000.

Dr Lipscomb is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, the British Cardiovascular Society, the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, the British Medical Association and Manchester Medical Society.

Special Interests and Research

Dr Lipscomb has special interests in cardiovascular Intervention in ischaemic heart disease, genetic cardiovascular disease-particularly Marfan Syndrome and heart failure. She completed her MD thesis on Marfan Syndrome.


Dr Lipscomb has published articles on Marfan Syndrome, ICD implantation under conscious sedation and slow pathway modification for AVNRT.

Dr Karen Lipscomb works in the following services:


The Cardiology Department provides a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service with cardiac investigations for adult patients. With a purpose built Coronary Care Unit and adjacent cardiac ward we can offer expertise to care for patients with a wide range of cardiac illness. We also boast the sector pacing suite which is utilised by Bolton, Wigan and Salford for pacing and cardiac procedures.