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I am a specialist in Allergy, qualified more than 15 years ago, with extensive clinical and scientific experience in the field of allergy and immunology, gained in both, clinical and laboratory settings. This knowledge gives me a thorough insight into the disease mechanisms, diagnosis and efficacy of current treatments.
Additionally, I have contributed to many research projects and clinical trials with original ideas, clinical assistance and presentation at various scientific meetings.
Areas of interest
- Allergy skin testing
- Immunotherapy/ desensitization
- Tailored management plans for complex food allergies in adolescents and adults
Current NHS consultant posts held
Imperial College NHS Trust
St Mary's Hospital
Chest & Allergy Department
Mint Wing, Praed Street
London W2 1NY
My main focus has been allergen vaccination/ immunotherapy/ desensitisation and research into the mechanisms of immune tolerance in allergic diseases
Helping patients to understand their allergies and the best way to manage them
July 2007- Research Exchange Fellowship – awarded by the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research, to support an European research project funded by Global Allergy and Asthma Excellence Network (2 months duration)
Mar 2008 - Academic Visitor Fellowship – awarded by Imperial College London, Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (12 months duration)
April 2011- Young Investigator bursary awarded by European Respiratory Society
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Fluent
Scadding GW, Calderon MA, Shamji MH, Eifan AO, Penagos M, Dumitru F, Sever ML, Bahnson HT, Lawson K, Harris KM, Plough AG, Panza JL, Qin T, Lim N, Tchao NK, Togias A, Durham SR; Immune Tolerance Network GRASS Study Team “Effect of 2 Years of Treatment With Sublingual Grass Pollen Immunotherapy on Nasal Response to Allergen Challenge at 3 Years Among Patients With Moderate to Severe Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: The GRASS Randomized Clinical Trial 2017 JAMA 2017 Feb 14; 317(6): 615-625.
Chaker AM, Shamji MH, Dumitru FA, Calderon MA, Scadding GW, Makatsori M, Jones I, He QA, Subramanian KK, Arm JP, Durham SR, Schmidt-Weber CB. “Short-term subcutaneous grass pollen immunotherapy under the umbrella of anti-IL-4: A randomized controlled trial” J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Feb; 137(2): 452-461.e9.
Steveling EH, Lao-Araya M, Koulias C, Scadding G, Eifan A, James LK, Dumitru A, Penagos M, Calderón M, Andersen PS, Shamji M, Durham SR. “Protocol for a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study of grass allergen immunotherapy tablet for seasonal allergic rhinitis: time course of nasal, cutaneous and immunological outcomes” Clin Transl Allergy 2015 Dec 17; 5:43.
Scadding, Guy; Eifan, Aarif; Penagos, Martin; Dumitru, Alina; Switzer, Amy; McMahon, Orla; Togias, Alkis; Phippard, Deborah; Durham, Stephen; Shamji, Mohamed “Local and systemic effects of cat allergen nasal provocation” Clin Exp Allergy 2015 Mar; 45(3): 613-23
Eifan AO, Furukido K, Dumitru AF, Jacobson MR, Schmidt-Weber CB, Banfield G, Durham Stephen R , Kayhan T Nouri-Aria “Reduced T-bet in addition to enhanced STAT6 and GATA3 expressing T cells contribute to human allergen-induced late responses” Clin Exp Allergy 2012. Jun; 42(6): 891-901
Dumitru AF, Shamji M, Wagenmann M, Hindersin S, Scheckenbach K, Greve J, Klenzner T, Hess L, Nebel S, Zimmermann C, Zahner C, Schmidt-Weber CB, Chaker AM. “Petasol butenoate complex (Ze 339) relieves allergic rhinitis-induced nasal obstruction more effectively than desloratadine” J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun; 127(6): 1515-1521
Courses offered to GPs
Regular educational events for GPs in South West London area focused on food allergy, intolerance, allergic rhinitis and desensitisation
- PhD Imperial College London & Academy of Science Romania 2011
- Medical Doctor University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania 2001
- Specialist training programme in Allergy and Clinical immunology Romanian College of Physicians 2007
Reference number 7030322
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC - Consultant in Allergy, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
1. British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2. European Academy of allergy and Clinical Immunology
3. Royal College of Physicians
- Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 07757 808835
- Lindo, St Mary’ Hospital, Paddington
- 17:30 - 19:00
- 020 3198 9826
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