Dr Caroline Fertleman

Consultant paediatrician with a special interest in medical education

Work Areas

Dr Caroline Fertleman has been a Consultant Paediatrician at the Whittington Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London Medical School for 10 years.
She is the course co-director for the only iBSc in Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK and is the UCL medical school site sub-dean for the Whittington Campus. Caroline has always been heavily involved in teaching and is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Education and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She completed her research on molecular genetic analysis of paroxysmal extreme pain disorder but her current research interests are within the fields of Child Protection, Communication Skills and Medical Education.
She has also authored seven books for the lay public on babies, toddlers and potty training and a text book for paediatric foundation doctors which won the paediatric prize in the BMA book awards 2015.


Dr Caroline Fertleman qualified in 1990 after training at the University of Cambridge and the Royal London Hospital Medical School. She then trained in paediatrics and academic medicine within the North East and North Central London sector.
She has been a consultant at The Whittington Hospital since 2005.
In addition to her paediatric workload, Caroline has a special interest in medical education.
She is the UCL Medical School site sub-dean and honorary senior lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health. She is alsohonorary consultant paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
In addition, she is co-course director iBSc in paediatrics and child health and a training programme director for paediatrics.

Special Interests

Medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


MD, FRCPCH, MSc, MB BChir, BA (Hons) Cantab, SFHEA, FAcadMEd


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