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Consultant in Adult Allergy

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy
  • Reader in Allergy

Expertise

  • Investigation and treatment of allergic disorders in adults including anaphylaxis, food allergy, allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), asthma, allergic eczema, urticaria, angioedema, drug allergy, eosinophilic oesophagitis and bee/wasp allergy

Procedures

  • Allergy testing (skin prick and IgE testing)
  • Diagnostic challenge tests (foods and medications)
  • Immunotherapy (desensitisation)

Most common conditions seen

  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions)
  • Food allergy (e.g. nut, shellfish, fish, sesame, wheat, egg, milk)
  • Drug allergy (especially to antibiotics)
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria
  • Angioedema
  • Atopic dermatitis ('eczema')

Most common symptoms seen

  • Symptoms suspected of being allergic reactions (e.g. sudden onset swelling, rashes, itching, breathlessness, dizziness)
  • Hives
  • Swelling of lips (angioedema)
  • Persistent sneezing, runny/itchy nose and/or eyes - seasonal or all year round
  • Reactions to bee/wasp stings
  • Reactions attributed to medications
  • Asthma symptoms (breathlessness, wheeze, cough)
  • Anaphylaxis (a suspected severe allergic reaction, often needing hospital treatment)

Background

He is one of a small number of physicians accredited in Adult Allergy by the UK General Medical Council following completion of a dedicated 5 year specialist training programme. He has published extensively in Allergy research over a 20 year period and has held numerous awards and fellowships, including the World Allergy Organization Henning Lowenstein Award for Research in Allergy.

He has been Consultant Allergist at leading Hospitals since 2011, and holds the title of Reader (Associate Professor equivalent) where he carries out research in Allergy and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

His research has been funded by various organisations including the Medical Research Council (UK), National Institute for Health Research (UK) and National Institutes of Health (US). He is current secretary of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology and holds numerous advisory roles in both industry and academic sectors.

 

Training

He qualified in Medicine with distinction at University College London. Prior to this he completed an undergraduate science degree at Oxford University as a scholar, and a PhD in Immune Mechanisms of Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Intitute, Imperial College London. After several years training in internal medicine, he undertook specialist training in Allergy at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, attaining specialist accreditation in 2011.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

His expertise is in the investigation and treatment of allergic disorders in adults, such as anaphylaxis, food allergy, allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), asthma, allergic eczema, urticaria, angioedema, drug allergy, eosinophilic oesophagitis and bee/wasp allergy.

Please note that allergy investigation is not routinely recommended or performed for non-allergic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, fatigue etc.

Research interests

  • Immunotherapy (desensitisation) including clinical trials and mechanisms
  • Food allergy
  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis
  • Immune mechanisms of allergic inflammation

Qualifications

  • MA, Biochemisty (University of Oxford) 1992
  • PhD: Immune mechanisms of allergy (NHLI, Imperial College London) 1997
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (University College London) 2002
  • Specialist certification in allergy 2011
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians 2015

GMC Number: 6053094

Date of Registration: 2002

Memberships

  • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Collegium Internationale Allergologicum

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy
  • Reader in Allergy

Expertise

  • Investigation and treatment of allergic disorders in adults including anaphylaxis, food allergy, allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), asthma, allergic eczema, urticaria, angioedema, drug allergy, eosinophilic oesophagitis and bee/wasp allergy

Procedures

  • Allergy testing (skin prick and IgE testing)
  • Diagnostic challenge tests (foods and medications)
  • Immunotherapy (desensitisation)

Most common conditions seen

  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions)
  • Food allergy (e.g. nut, shellfish, fish, sesame, wheat, egg, milk)
  • Drug allergy (especially to antibiotics)
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria
  • Angioedema
  • Atopic dermatitis ('eczema')

Most common symptoms seen

  • Symptoms suspected of being allergic reactions (e.g. sudden onset swelling, rashes, itching, breathlessness, dizziness)
  • Hives
  • Swelling of lips (angioedema)
  • Persistent sneezing, runny/itchy nose and/or eyes - seasonal or all year round
  • Reactions to bee/wasp stings
  • Reactions attributed to medications
  • Asthma symptoms (breathlessness, wheeze, cough)
  • Anaphylaxis (a suspected severe allergic reaction, often needing hospital treatment)

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