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- Paediatric immunology, infectious diseases & allergy
Adam read Medicine and Neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College, London. Having completed specialist training in Paediatric Allergy in 2006, he is now a consultant and joint clinical lead of Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, the UK’s largest specialist allergy service.
Adam chaired the Department of Health commissioned RCPCH National Care Pathway for Food Allergy in Childhood and was part of the National Institute of Healthcare and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline development group for Assessment and Diagnosis of Food Allergy in Children and continues as an Expert Advisor to NICE. He is secretary of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and well as a trustee and Chair of the Advisory Board of Allergy UK.
Adam’s research interests relate to numerous aspects of allergy especially food allergy and immunotherapy. He is a Reader in Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and his doctoral thesis on Peanut Allergy was awarded the Raymond Horton-Smith prize by Cambridge University.
Adam has an interest in medical education and he is director of the King’s College London Allergy Academy. His clinical role involves the management of children with multiple allergic disease including food allergy, asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis as well as children with difficult eczema where food allergy plays a role.
Adam was recently included in ‘The Times Magazine: Britain’s Best Children’s Doctors’ (2012), The Tatler Doctor's List (2013) and was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ by Allergy UK in 2007.
Areas of interest
Paediatric allergy; Food Allergy (including gastrointestinal allergy), Eczema; Asthma & wheeze, Allergic rhinitis & hayfever; Desensitisation; Drug & Venom allergy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Joint Clinical Lead & Consultant Paediatric Allergist,
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Reader in Paediatric Allergy, King's College London
Honorary Consultant, Gt Ormond St Hospital
Immunotherapy (desensitisation) and food allergy.
Currently site Principal Investigator for 2 multicentre intervention trials (GAP & PRESTO).
I have 2 small children....
2013 Listed in The Tatler Doctor's Guide
2012 Raymond Horton Smith Prize – awarded by University of Cambridge for best thesis submitted for degree of Doctor of Medicine
2012 Listed in ‘The Times: Britain’s 100 Top Children’s Doctors’.
2007 Awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ by Allergy UK.
Fox AT et al. Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) care pathway for food allergy in children. Arch Dis Child 2011;96:i25-i29.
Du Toit G, Meyer R, Shah N, Heine RG, Thomson M, Lack G, Fox AT. Identifying and Managing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy. Arch Dis Child 2010 Oct;95(5):134-44.
FoxAT et al. Household Peanut Consumption as a risk factor for the development of peanut allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Feb;123(2):417-23.
Courses offered to GPs
- Doctor of Medicine University of Cambridge 2011
- Postgraduate Diploma in Allergy University of Southampton 2007
- FRCPCH RCPCH 2011
- MSc in Clinical Paediatrics University College, London 2002
- MB, BS University College, London 1996
- MA(Hons) Medicine & Neuroscience University of Cambridge 1993
- Fellowship of Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy 2006
- Level 7 Introductory Executive Diploma in Management Chartered Management Institute 2006
Reference number 4312583
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Secretary British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in Paediatric Allergy, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology: Honorary Secretary
European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: Member
British Paediatric Allergy,Immunology & Infectious Diseases Group: Executive Member
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.