I am Dr. Sarah Burnett

Consultant Radiologist

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About me

I joined the Putney team in 2009 after they upgraded to a digital x-ray system and now provide reports on both x-rays and MRI’s. Aswell as my experience in Radiology I also have a Diploma in Photography and an MA in Creative Writing.


I have written for the national press, and if you tune in,  can be heard regularly on the radio. I live in South West London, with my husband, two children and two dogs.

Experience and Achievements

Sarah’s Expertise

  • Dr Sarah Burnett joined the Putney Chiropractic team in 2009 when we upgraded to a digital x-ray system. She reports on every study taken at Putney Chiropractic which ensures nothing is missed and an expert second opinion is given with every study. It is through Dr Sarah and our relationship with the King Edward VII Hospital, London, that we have direct access to MRI studies where Dr Sarah reports directly on the MRIs for us.
  • Dr Sarah studied medicine at King’s College on the Strand, followed by her clinical years at Westminster Medical School, now part of Imperial College. She qualified in 1985, with the Silver Medal for London.  Following work as a GP and general physician for three years, and obtaining her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Sarah started in Radiology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.  Sarah also spent a year doing research at St Mark’s.
  • In 1992 Sarah completed her Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, getting the national Gold Medal for the first part. In 1993 she became a Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.  Sarah also spent five years as the Admissions Tutor for Medicine at Imperial College.
  • In 1995 she obtained her MBA through the Open University. She has recently been appointed Clinical Lead for 4 Ways Healthcare, an organisation providing reporting services, mostly to the NHS.
  • Sarah specialises in Musculoskeletal Radiology, including MRI reporting, and therapeutic imaging guided steroid injections.  She uses her ability as a Licensed Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming to reduce patients’ anxiety and discomfort during the procedure.

Sarah’s Other Work

  • In 2005 Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a mastectomy, reconstruction and chemotherapy.   She has worked extensively with Cancer Research UK ever since, fundraising, motivational speaking, volunteering, and being a Cancer Ambassador, for which she won a Special Flame of Hope Commendation.  Sarah also runs The Silver Atelier, designing jewellery which is sold exclusively for charity.

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