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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
Dr Sorena Kiani studied medicine at University College London where he was one of a small group of medical students who were awarded a scholarship to combine their medical degree with PhD research. He received his PhD in Immunology and has published several scientific and clinical research papers in allergy and immunology. He won the Best prize in the drug allergy category at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) conference 2010, for developing an innovative method of desensitisation against a serum protein that can cause anaphylaxis. He specialised in Allergy & Clinical immunology at King’s college, London.
Areas of interest
Allergy testing; Food Allergy; Nut Allergy; Angioedema; Hives (Urticaria); Asthma; Eczema; Hay fever; Drug Allergy; Suspected immunodeficiency and recurrent infections
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Clinical Immunologist and Allergist at Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Kiani is the principal investigator, chief investigator and co-investigator in a number of international studies on novel treatments for immunodeficiency diseases including angioedema (swellings) and antibody deficiency.
Best prize in the drug allergy category at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) conference 2010
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Persian (Farsi)
'Measurement and interpretation of Salmonella typhi Vi IgG antibodies for the assessment of adaptive immunity.' J Immunol Methods. 2018 Aug;459:1-10.
'Loss-of-function nuclear factor κB subunit 1 (NFKB1) variants are the most common monogenic cause of common variable immunodeficiency in Europeans.' J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Mar 2.
‘Low IgA & IgM correlate with a higher prevalence of bronchiectasis in primary antibody deficiency’. J Clin Immunol. 2017 May;37(4):329-331
‘Hypogammaglobulinaemia after rituximab treatment:incidence and outcomes’. QJM. 2014 Oct;107(10):821-8.
‘Outcomes of splenectomy in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID): a survey of 45 patients’. Clinical and Experimental Immunology; 2013 Apr;172(1):63-72. doi: 10.1111/cei.12039. Erratum in: Clin Exp Immunol. 2013 Jul;173(1):161. Milito, C
‘Immunoglobulin replacement therapy: Is there a role for IgA and IgM?’ J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug;130(2):553-4.
‘Phenotypic heterogeneity in a family with a CD40 ligand intracellular domain mutation’ J Clin Immunol. 2012 Feb;32(1):70-7.
‘Chronic fatigue syndrome, the immune system and viral infection’ Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Jan;26(1):24-31.
‘Successful desensitization to immunoglobulin A in a case of transfusion-related anaphylaxis’ Transfusion. 2010 Sep;50(9):1897-901.
‘Enterovirus infection of neuronal cells post-Rituximab’ British journal of haematology 2009;146(3):333-5. Epub 2009 May 19.
‘KLRG1 signaling induces defective Akt (ser473) phosphorylation and proliferative dysfunction of highly differentiated CD8+ T cells’ Blood 2009; 113(26): 6619 - 6628. Epub 2009 Apr 30.
‘The use of the inhibitory receptors for modulating the immune responses’
Current pharmaceutical design 2008;14(26):2643-50.
‘Plasma TGFβ1 during pelvic radiotherapy for gynaecological malignancy’ Acta Oncol. 2006; 45(6):753-4
Courses offered to GPs
"Is it Allergy?" An overview of the causes of signs and symptoms suggestive of allergy
Management and the latest in common allergic diesease.
Immunodeficiency; An overviwe of when to suspect immunodeficeny and refer to an immunologist
- Immunology, BSc. King's College Lonson 1990
- Medicine, MBBS University Collegy London 2000
- Immunology, PhD University College London 2000
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2004
- FRCPath Royal College of Pathologists 2013
Reference number 4726830
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BSACI immunology subcommittee BSACI 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
United Kingdom Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UK-PIN)
British Society of Immunology
British Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Pathologists
- Hospital of st John & St Elizabeth
- 08:30 - 13:00
- 01483 207252
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