General (Internal) Medicine, Respiratory Medicine
Dr Lieske Kuitert is a well-respected Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. She previously held a Consultant NHS post at Bart's Health Trust, where she set up a specialist Cough Clinic but left in 2015 to focus on private practice. She maintains an Honorary Consultant status with the Trust. She has a wide range of experience however her subspecialties are in cough, asthma, acute and chronic lung infections and blood clots in the lungs.
Dr Kuitert qualified from Auckland University Medical School in 1982 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree. Following this, she completed an extensive training scheme in respiratory medicine, including a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (1991). She moved to the UK in 1990 to further her career and completed a PhD degree investigating leukotriene and prostaglandin biology in asthma and cystic fibrosis in 2001. She was appointed as Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service and Lead for Regional Bronchiecstasis service, and was a member of the Trust Antibiotic Review Group for over ten years. She also helped develop Trust guidelines on the diagnosis and management of DVT and pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the legs and lungs).
Dr Kuitert is a member of the British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, American Thoracic Society, Royal College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr Kuitert qualified from Auckland University Medical School in New Zealand in 1982 and did her specialist training in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine in New Zealand and the UK, achieving her Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in September 1998. She became a consultant in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine in December 1998, practising at Barts and the London NHS Trust (later called Barts Health NHS Trust). Dr Kuitert also completed a PhD degree through the University of London in 2001. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. She finally left the NHS to focus on private practice in November 2015, but retains Honorary Consultant status with Barts Health.