Dr Michael Perkin BSc MB BS MSc DCH MRCP MRCPCH PhD

Dr Michael Perkin
Dr Michael Perkin

Dr Perkin is one of a small number of highly specialised paediatric allergists working exclusively in the area of paediatric allergy. He is a Senior Lecturer in the largest paediatric allergy service in Europe, at St Thomas’ Hospital.

His special research interest is in trying to understand why increasing numbers of children are developing allergies. He currently heads a world leading study to try to prevent infants developing food allergies and other allergic diseases (www.eatstudy.co.uk).

 

Dr Perkin is happy to accept consultations on the full spectrum of atopic and allergic disorders in children. These include food, aero-allergen, drug and venom allergies and allergen triggered asthma, eczema and hay fever. Sublingual immunotherapy is an exciting therapeutic option now available for significant hay fever. Skin prick testing and lung function measurements can be performed as well as food challenges on the Day Ward to determine whether food allergies have been outgrown.