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Dr Margarita Burmester is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where she also serves as Director of Paediatric Intensive Care.
She also sees patients privately at the following locations:
- The Portland Hospital,
- 77 Wimpole Street,
- The Bright Futures programme - Chiswick Medical Centre.
Dr Burmester is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London. She specialises in paediatric critical care, such as cardiac intensive care, child health education, health screening and surveillance, and preventative treatment.
Dr Burmester has previously worked at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and Boston Children's Hospital at Harvard University in the United States.
She obtained postgraduate clinical education certification in 2016, and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She is deeply committed to health prevention and is the co-founder and head of the UK Bright Futures programme, a comprehensive health surveillance and screening programme based on the American Academy of Pediatrics model.
She has authored several publications, given numerous talks and seminars, and is a Wellcome Trust grant co-recipient. She also contributes to national policy by providing advice to the national paediatric critical care clinical reference group and as the vice president of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society. Dr Burmester has also served as president of the Royal Society of Medicine's paediatric section since 2007.
- Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
- Health Check (Screening)
- Paediatric Blood Tests
- Vaccination Advice
- Video Consultation
- Well Baby Check
- Chest Infection
- Chronic Cough
- Acid Reflux
- Childhood Obesity
- Chronic Paediatric Disorder
- Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
- Delayed Puberty
- Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
- Growing Pains
- Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
- Lactose Intolerance
- Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
- Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
- Reflux and Colic
- Stomach / Abdominal Pain
- Troublesome Cough
- Weight Gain
- Weight Loss
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
"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."