Dr Margarita Burmester is a leading consultant paediatric specialist based in London with over 30 years’ experience who is trained in all aspects of paediatrics. This includes preventative paediatric care, general paediatric care, paediatric cardiac intensive care and paediatric critical care, as well as child development, child health education, infant colic, and health screening and surveillance.
With a passion for preventing ill health, Dr Burmester is the co-founder and director of the award winning Bright Futures Programme an extensive all-encompassing health surveillance and screening programme for families based on the American Academy of Pediatrics model. This programme is currently available at 77 Wimpole Street and at the Chiswick Medical Centre, where Dr Burmester consults privately, offering paediatric care, child health surveillance, and health check-ups.
Dr Burmester qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London, in 1989. Since then, she has worked in Canada at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, in the USA at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, and in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Dr Burmester was awarded her postgraduate certification in clinical education from King’s College University London in 2016, and has been both a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. In addition to her dedicated private practice, Dr Burmester has been a consultant paediatric intensivist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London since 2002, where she was director of paediatric intensive care from 2009-2023. In 2008, Dr Burmester founded the multiple prize winning patient-safety educational SPRinT (Simulated Interprofessional Team Training) programme at Royal Brompton Hospital, with the objective of enhancing patient care.
Dr Burmester was the President of the Paediatrics and Child Health section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2018 to 2021, and is a senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. She has authored multiple publications, presented at numerous lectures, and has developed patented tools for patient care improvement. Dr Burmester's clinical performance has been recognised nationally through receiving the silver clinical excellence award given to the top 1.8% of all consultants, and she is a co-recipient of a prestigious Wellcome Trust Award.
Following her many quality improvement initiatives, Dr Burmester has been appointed “Q” fellow by the Health Foundation UK. As paediatrician and mother of three children, Dr Burmester is passionate about prioritising children's futures and understands the importance of maximising children’s health so that they can look forward to the brightest possible future.
As paediatrician and mother of three children, Dr Burmester is passionate about prioritising children's futures and understands the importance of maximising children’s health so that they can look forward to the brightest possible future.
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General Medical Council
MBBS (1989) St Thomas' Medical School
MRCP (UK) 1994
ECFMG (USA) 1997
PGCert in Clinical Education (2016) King's College University
Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Member, European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care
Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Q Member, The Heath Foundation
Very friendly and clear explanation of issues
Dr Burmester is a true professional. She makes my two year old son feel at ease (even when administering an injection). We very much enjoy our visits to see her.
Wonderful manner with children. Insightful medical knowledge and care.
Dr Burmester was very thorough, compassionate and took her time
Dr Bermester, has been patient and thorough. She has been particularly kind and has a wonderful manner with children.
It was great. Doctor explained everything clearly and caring for baby is awesome
Very kind, patient and clear with the advices
The best doctor I have ever come across for my daughter. Very clear, personable and friendly. Dr Burmester just explains everything so clearly. I always leave feeling reassured after seeing her. It’s always a great experience! She’s so amazing with my little girl. Mrs J.
Dr. Burmester was fabulous. We have found it very difficult to find a doctor in the UK who specializes in children and also has appropriate bedside manner. My child and I were both very comfortable with her and love that she follows the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for child growth and development. We will continue to see Dr. Burmester for routine annual and just-in-time examinations.
Dr Burmester was incredibly thorough and professional during our appointment today. Her demeanour with myself and daughter was warm and reassuring.
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Dr Burmester is a senior paediatric consultant with experience from the UK, Canada and USA. She has many years of experience working with very sick children in paediatric intensive care. She has pioneered the Bright Futures Clinic programme of healthcare surveillance in the UK. Dr Burmester is a top clinician and I would recommend her as a kind and listening practitioner who is ready to help you and your child have a bright future.
Dr Martin Gray
What are Dr Margarita Burmester's reviews like?
Dr Margarita Burmester's overall patient rating is 4.98 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 18 reviews
What languages does Dr Margarita Burmester speak?
Dr Margarita Burmester speaks Greek and English
Where is Dr Margarita Burmester located?
Dr Margarita Burmester primarily practices at Chiswick Medical Centre, located at Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
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What are Dr Margarita Burmester working hours?
Dr Margarita Burmester is working Tuesday (09:00 - 19:00), Thursday (09:00 - 19:00)
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