Dr Bernie Borgstein is Consultant and Clinical Lead in Paediatric Audiovestibular Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. She holds an academic contract with University College London in the Department of Audiovestibular Medicine training students on the MSc in Audiovestibular Medicine course. She is consultant on the Quality Assurance branch of the National Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. As a paediatrician specializing in audiovestibular medicine she has an interest and expertise in assessing and managing hearing difficulties of any degree, in the context of the whole child and family.
Dr Borgstein qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London) in 1981. Following 2 years of general medical and surgical experience in Malawi, her career has been London teaching hospital based. She trained in paediatrics and developmental paediatrics and then subspecialised in audiovestibular medicine. She has trained and worked at King’s College Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond St, University College London and St George’s Hospital. Dr Borgstein works closely with paediatric and ENT colleagues at Imperial, Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals and also the cochlea implant team at St George's Hospital in order to provide a comprehensive service to her patients.
Dr Borgstein is the author of a subchapter in the bestselling medical student textbook "An Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics". She is a regular presenter at National Deaf Children Society weekends for families of newly diagnosed deaf children. Committee work includes membership of the North West London ACCEA and Dr Borgstein is an active member of the British Medical Association main and paediatric Consultant Committees and Local Negotiating Committee.