Dr Liina Palm is a Consultant in Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. She is the Pathology Lead for paediatric gastro-intestinal diseases, dermatology and ENT and is the Lead for the Forensic Paediatric Pathology Service provided at GOSH.
Her interests lie in post-mortem examinations on cases of unexpected infant deaths and child deaths of suspicious or unnatural nature for HM Coroners. She is actively involved in paediatric forensic work requested by The Metropolitan Police and other police forces nationwide. She provides expert opinion for the National Crime Agency on suspicious child deaths.
Liina has over 12 years’ experience in medico-legal work, including neonatal and paediatric cases with clinical negligence issues and cases of child neglect and homicide. She advises solicitors acting for claimants and defendants in approximately equal numbers.
Liina completed her medical education in 1992 at Tartu University, Estonia, with a medical degree equivalent to MB BS (Hons). She was further trained in Histopathology in Estonia and gained her paediatric and perinatal training through apprenticeships in different countries, including Germany, Sweden and the Unites States. Liina was a pioneer in Estonian perinatal pathology by setting up a specialist network at the country’s main teaching hospitals. After moving to the UK in 2004, Liina joined Barts and The London NHS Trust. She worked there as a consultant paediatric and perinatal pathologist until 2012 when she joined GOSH.
Liina has a Diploma of Medical Jurisprudence in Pathology (DMJ) by the Society of Apothecaries of London.
Liina is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) and a member of BRIPPA. She is a Member of the RCPath Death Investigation Group.