Medical Qualifications

Dr Lieske Kuitert studied medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and completed her further study at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Medical Experience

Dr Kuitert's further research has focused in asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and bronchiectasis. She is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Lister Hospital, London and has a special interest in chest infections.

Dr Kuitert is Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service and Lead Physician of the Regional Bronchiectasis Service at the London Chest Hospital, Barts and the London NHS Trust.

Dr Lieske Kuitert's Places of Practice


The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Road

Articles written by Dr Lieske Kuitert
  • Pneumonia Treatment

    Pneumonia has been recognised as a significant illness for many centuries. Indeed, it was the ancient Greek Hippocrates, who first described what he could hear on listening to the chest of a person suffering from pneumonia! Prior to the antibiotic-era, which began with sulphonamide antibiotics in 1938 and then penicillin in 1944, popular treatments included blood-letting, leeches, emetics to encourage vomiting and enemas. Recognition that the illness was caused by bacteria did not occur until the late 1800’s with the identification of Friedlander’s bacillus. In actual fact, most of the bacteria he identified were pneumococcus, which we now recognise to be the most common cause of pneumonia.

    Read full article
  • Winter colds, flu, and chest infections - differentiating between the wintry ailments

    People in at risk groups are advised to have a yearly flu vaccination that will contain the most prevalent strains of influenza A and B and also swine flu. If you are not in an at risk group you do not need to be vaccinated unless you care for someone who would be at risk of becoming very unwell if they caught influenza from you (and they may be advised to be vaccinated too). Simple advice such as hand-washing after touching surfaces that other people have touched, using tissues to blow your nose, and disposing of them immediately are very simple but effective ways to stop the spread of the virus (“catch it, kill it, bin it” campaign).

    Read full article
Powered by totalhealth

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Lieske Kuitert please click the button below

Make an Appointment

If you would like to arrange a private appointment with Dr Lieske Kuitert please complete the fields below, we will contact you shortly to make the arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy for full details.

Please use the box below to provide further details that will assist us in dealing with your enquiry. For purposes of patient confidentiality, please provide brief details only of your personal medical condition or history at this stage
I confirm that I have read and I understand the terms and conditions contained on this website. I further understand that Consultant Profile will where appropriate refer this enquiry to the office of a relevant medical practitioner who will then contact you directly. I authorise Consultant Profile to make this referral and any subsequent follow-up enquiries that are necessary for the purposes of monitoring levels of service provision and satisfaction.