Dr. Charmaine Scott OD, Bsc, MBBS, DCH, DM(Paeds)
Dr. Scott is one of the Caribbean’s leading Paediatric Cardiologists. She is an Associate lecturer in the Department of Child and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital of the West Indies and has been a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at the Bustamante Hospital for over twenty years.
Dr. Scott received her training in medicine and paediatrics at the University of the West Indies and paediatric cardiology at the Institute of Child Health, London (Great Ormond Street Hospital). A graduate of Westwood High School, she also excelled in sports. She was the 1974 Female Champion Athlete at the UWI Intercampus Games (Barbados) and has served as team doctor for the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA).
She is the founder of the Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation, a charity organization which provides support for children with Down’s syndrome and their families. Dr. Scott also established The Children’s Heart and Paediatric Centre, a private facility that provides comprehensive care for children with heart disease.
She has published articles and presented papers at local and overseas conferences and received numerous awards, including:
- Inductee Westwood High School Hall of Fame – June 2012
- Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow – Oct 2013
- Paediatric Association of Jamaica Honoree – April 2015
- National Honour the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) – August 2013
Dr. Scott is married and has identical twin daughters