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
Paediatric Intensive Care
Child Health Education
Health Screening and Surveillance
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.