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Consultant Paediatric Allergist

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

Titles

  • Consultant Paediatric Allergist
  • Clinical Director, Specialist Ambulatory Services

Procedures

  • Skin prick testing
  • Lung function testing including ExNO
  • Provocation challenges to food and drugs
  • Atopy patch testing
  • Allergy blood testing including Component Resolved Diagnostics

Most common conditions seen

  • Food allergy
  • Eczema
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Wheeze/asthma
  • Drug allergy
  • Insect venom allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Urticaria

Most common symptoms seen

  • urticaria
  • anaphylaxis
  • wheeze
  • rhinitis
  • rash
  • allergic reaction
  • cough
  • eczema

Background

Having completed specialist training in Paediatric Allergy in 2006, he spent 9 years as clinical lead of Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London – Europe’s largest specialist Allergy service, recognised as an International Centre of Excellence by both the World Allergy Organisation and GALEN (European Asthma & Allergy Network). He is now Clinical Director for Specialist Ambulatory Medicine and a Reader in Paediatric Allergy.

He chaired the UK Department of Health National Care Pathway for Food Allergy in Childhood and was a member of the National Institute of Healthcare and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline development group for the assessment and diagnosis of food allergy in children. He is also the senior author of the Milk Allergy in Primary Care guideline. He currently chairs the Paediatric Committee of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and has been elected as President from October 2018.

He was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ from Allergy UK in 2007. His doctoral thesis on peanut allergy received the Raymond Horton Smith prize from Cambridge University in 2012 and he was included in The Times ‘Britain’s 100 Best Children’s Doctor’s’ (2012). He received the William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy by the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in 2015 and a National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health in 2016.

Training

He read Medicine and Neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College, London. He completed specialist training in Paediatric Allergy in 2006, having rotated between St Mary’s , Royal Free and Great Ormond St Hospital to work in Paediatric Allergy, Gatroenterology & Dermatology.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

Food allergy including gastrointestinal allergy, desenstisation to food and enviromental allergies, eczema and hayfever.

Research interests

He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in many high impact journals. Active research interest in food allery and desensitisation.

Qualifications

  • Higher Degree – Doctor of Medicine (MD), Cambridge University
  • MSc Clinical Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health, London.
  • MRCPCH(UK)
  • MB BS, University College London Medical School
  • MA(Hons), Medical & Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

GMC Number: 4312583

Date of Registration: 1997

Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health - Fellow
  • British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology - President Elect
  • European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Member
  • British Paediatric Allergy,Immunology & Infectious Diseases Group - Member

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

Titles

  • Consultant Paediatric Allergist
  • Clinical Director, Specialist Ambulatory Services

Procedures

  • Skin prick testing
  • Lung function testing including ExNO
  • Provocation challenges to food and drugs
  • Atopy patch testing
  • Allergy blood testing including Component Resolved Diagnostics

Most common conditions seen

  • Food allergy
  • Eczema
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Wheeze/asthma
  • Drug allergy
  • Insect venom allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Urticaria

Most common symptoms seen

  • urticaria
  • anaphylaxis
  • wheeze
  • rhinitis
  • rash
  • allergic reaction
  • cough
  • eczema

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