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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- 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 spent 9 years as clinical lead of Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London – one of Europe’s largest specialist Allergy services, recognised as an International Centre of Excellence by both the World Allergy Organisation and GALEN (European Asthma & Allergy Network). After 3 years as Clinical Director for Specialist Ambulatory Medicine, he recently took up the post of Commercial Medical Director for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a Reader in Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London.
Adam 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 iMAP (International Milk Allergy in Primary Care) guideline, which was awarded the Allergy Hero Innovation Award by Allergy UK in 2018. He currently chairs the Paediatric Committee of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and has been elected as President from October 2018.
Adam is the founding Director of the King’s College London Allergy Academy, which was a finalist in the 2018 BMJ Awards. He is also a trustee of Allergy UK and chair of their Health Advisory Board.
Adam 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). Adam received the William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in 2015 and a National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health in 2016.
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....
2016 - National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health
2015 - William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
2013 - Listed in The Tatler Doctor's Guide
2012 - Raymond Horton Smith Prize – (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 - ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ by Al
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
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