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Professor Gideon Lack

Consultant Paediatric Allergist



Children's Services

Special Interests

Peanut allergy, prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergy, eczema, asthma, rhinitis (hay-fever), conjunctivitis, delayed gastrointestinal food allergies, insect sting, drug allergy and latex allergy


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St Thomas' Hospital


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London W1W 5QT

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HCA Healthcare UK
Outpatients and Diagnostics

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Professor Lack is a Professor of Paediatric Allergy, Kings College London and a member of the MRC-Asthmas UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. He is also Head of the Children’s Allergy Service, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Having completed his medical degree and senior house officer appointments at the John Radcliffe in Oxford he spent 4 years specialising in paediatric allergy and immunology in Denver, Colorado. Over the past 10 years he has worked at St Mary’s Hospital London where he ran the Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology.

Professor Lack’s research has focused on the prevalence or food allergies in children and the relationship between food allergies, eczema and asthma. He is currently also one of the Principle Investigators on the LEAP study (Learning Early About Peanut allergy) also being run within the Evelina Children’s Hospital at St Thomas’ Hospital.

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