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Professor Gideon Lack

December 1993 American Board of Allergy & Immunology
October 1992 American Board of Pediatrics
December 1991 FLEX
September 1985 ECMG/FMG
June 1985 B.M. B.Ch (OXON)
June 1982 M.A (OXON) Psychology, Philosophy and
Physiology class 2(1)
April 1980 2nd M.B

Professor Gideon Lack is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and member of the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma.

About Gideon

Professor Gideon Lack is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and member of the MRC-Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma.

Having completed his medical degree at Lincoln College, Oxford University he then completed senior house office appointments at the John Radcliffe in Oxford. He spent four years training as a paediatrician in New York, and a further four years specialising in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology in Denver, Colorado. After a couple of years in Bristol as a Lecturer in Paediatrics, he became a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at St Mary’s Hospital in London in 1995. Professor Lack led the Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at St Mary’s Hospital, London for 12 years and became Professor of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at Imperial College London in 2005. He joined King’s College London in 2006 as Professor of Paediatric Allergy and he is currently Head of the Children’s Allergy Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

He has established two of the nation’s paediatric allergy centres, and is a cofounder of the Allergy Academy at King’s College London. He is a Director of the Centre of Excellence course for international students. Professor Lack was awarded the William Frankland Excellence in Allergy Award by the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2010. He is a Consultant to the Sean Parker Allergy Centre and Stanford University. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Clinical and Experimental Allergy and is the Secretary to the Food Allergy Section of the World Allergy Organisation.

His research has focused on severe childhood asthma, peanut allergy, and new strategies to prevent and treat food allergies, eczema, asthma, and hay fever in children and adults. His clinical expertise includes allergic asthma, anaphylaxis, and desensitising vaccines to treat hay fever and other allergies. He is the Principle Investigator on the LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut allergy) and EAT (Enquiring About Tolerance) studies, which are taking place at the Evelina Children’s Hospital.

NHS & Academic posts

  • Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London
  • NHS Consultant Paediatric Allergist & Immunologist, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Head of the Clinical Academic Paediatric Allergy Service, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Specialties

Allergies & Immunology – ADULT AND PAEDIATRIC

Special interests

Prevention and treatment of food allergies, interest in severe hayfever and allergic asthma, immunotherapy to treat hayfever and animal dander allergies

Additional languages

French, Spanish & Hebrew

Clinic times

Wednesday

Ages treated

Babies - adults

Passions

Research into mechanisms and prevention of allergies

Accolades

  • Trial of the Year 2015 awarded by the Society for Clinical Trials for “Randomized Trial of Peanut Consumption in Infants at Risk for Peanut Allergy” (LEAP study). The Society for Clinical Trials presents this award to a randomized clinical trial in all medical and surgical specialties published in the previous year that: improves the lot of humankind; provides the basis for a substantial, beneficial change in health care; reflects expertise in subject matter, excellence in methodology, and concern for study participants; overcomes obstacles in implementation; presentation of its design, execution, and results is a model of clarity and intellectual soundness.
  • European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Daniel Bovet Award 2018 - the highest distinction granted by the Academy to honour distinguished scientists who have contributed significantly to different domains of the field
  • King’s Award for Excellence in Innovation and Impact 2017 awarded to the Paediatric Allergy Group and LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut allergy) study
  • Nominated for Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2016 by Professor Sir Robert Lechler (Vice-Principle (Health) at King’s College London “for his outstanding research achievements in the prevention of food allergy. This is an internationally competitive award which recognizes paradigm-shifting discoveries. The award recognizes a single person’s contribution to the field of life sciences, with special attention to recent developments”
  • William Frankland Award 2010 in recognition of outstanding contribution to clinical allergy

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