Trust consultant awarded an MBE

An Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust consultant has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen.

Professor Michael Levin, a consultant paediatrician based at St Mary’s Hospital, was recognised for ‘services to Infectious diseases, critical care and research in paediatrics’ in the New Year’s Honours List.

Part of the children's infectious diseases service, caring for children with rare, complex or life-threatening infections, Michael is also Professor of Paediatrics & International Child Health at Imperial College London.  He trained in medicine in South Africa and in paediatrics in the UK before specialising in infectious diseases. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood including meningococcal disease, childhood tuberculosis, Malaria, Kawasaki disease, and severe respiratory infections.

Speaking about being awarded an MBE, Professor Michael Levin, said: “I am deeply moved and honoured to have received this award, which I believe reflects the work of the entire paediatric team at St Mary's Hospital, and especially the work of the paediatric infectious diseases and intensive care units.

“Caring for children with life threatening infections, such as meningococcal meningitis and sepsis, is always a team effort and I have been privileged to work for the past 27 years with a team of consultants, junior doctors, nurses and other health professionals who have provided care for our patients and their families with absolute dedication.

“Our research, to find new ways of treating and preventing serious childhood infections, has been carried out by a wonderful team of scientists and clinicians. I thank all my colleagues, both at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London, whose work has contributed to this recognition.”