Dr Margarita Burmester

Dr Margarita Burmester

MRCP FRCPCH FFICM MAcadMEd

Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

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1 specialist

31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Burmester is knowledgeable, thorough, but most importantly - is compassionate and kind, which both myself and my teenager children highly appreciated. It means that no stone is left unturned on the way to a diagnosis and treatment. Dr Burmester was able to see not only the medical implications of my child's conditions but also implications for her mental health, academic performance and overall well-being.“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Intensive Care
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurodevelopment
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3332672
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    172 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    11:00 - 19:00
    Tue
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    About

    Dr Margarita Burmester is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS, where she is Director of Paediatric Intensive Care, and she sees patients privately, including at The Portland Hospital, 77 Wimpole Street and the Bright Futures programme at the Chiswick Medical Centre. Dr Burmester is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. She is an expert in critical care in children, including cardiac intensive care, child health education, health screening and surveillance and preventative care.

    Dr Burmester has worked at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, and Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, USA. She completed postgraduate certification in clinical education in 2016 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She is passionate about preventing ill health, and is co-founder and director of the UK Bright Futures programme, an extensive all-encompassing health surveillance and screening programme based on the American Academy of Pediatrics model.

    She has published multiple articles, delivered numerous lectures and workshops, and is a co-recipient of a Wellcome Trust award. She also contributes to national strategy through advising the national paediatric critical care clinical reference group and in her role as vice president of the Paediatric Intensive care society (PICS). Dr Burmester has been president of the paediatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine since 2018.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    General Paediatrics

    Paediatric Intensive Care

    Child Health Education

    Health Screening and Surveillance

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    Procedures

    • Health Check (Screening)
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    • Immunisations
    • Well Baby Check
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    Special interests

    • Acid Reflux
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Colic
    • Constipation
    • Delayed Puberty
    • Diarrhoea
    • Growing Pains
    • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Napkin Dermatitis (Nappy Rash)
    • Reflux and Colic
    • Threadworm
    • Weight Gain
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    Education

    Education

    MBBS (1989) St Thomas' Medical School

    MRCP (UK) 1994

    ECFMG (USA) 1997

    FRCPCH 2011

    PGCert in Clinical Education (2016) King's College University

    Memberships

    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

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Health Check (Screening)
    1/2
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    1/2
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Intensive Care
    1/2
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Burmester is knowledgeable, thorough, but most importantly - is compassionate and kind, which both myself and my teenager children highly appreciated. It means that no stone is left unturned on the way to a diagnosis and treatment. Dr Burmester was able to see not only the medical implications of my child's conditions but also implications for her mental health, academic performance and overall well-being.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Burmester exceeded my expectations. She is very friendly, competent, took plenty of time for me and my daughter and had some very interesting insights. She considered me as a mother as well as my daughter as a child . We'll be definitely returning for the 12 monthly check up.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    Dr Martin Gray
    Dr Martin Gray
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    12-05-2021

    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.

    For specialty: Paediatrics (Pediatrics)
    For procedures: Paediatric (Pediatric) Consultation
    Connection: Is a colleague

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