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Dr Sihra is a consultant at Oaks Hospital in Colchester with specialist accreditation in respiratory medicine. He has specialist expertise in allergic diseases.
Allergy and Allergic diseases; Food allergies; Anaphylaxis; Asthma and related respiratory allergies; Hay fever / Allergic rhinitis; Urticaria; Bee or wasp venom allergy; Latex allergy. Immunotherapy for treatment of allergic diseases.
Qualified Bachelor of Medicine at Southampton University 1984. Passed MRCP(UK) exam 1989. Did clinical research into mechanisms of allergic asthma and the use of novel immunomodulatory drugs in severe asthma at Royal Brompton National Heart & Lung Institute from 1993 to 1997. Completed higher specialist training in Paediatrics (which included two years of sub-speciality training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Allergy at Kings College Hospital, London) in 1999. Consultant in General Paediatrics (Allergy and Respiratory Medicine) at Colchester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since August 1999. Appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2001. Was honorary consultant at the Department of Paediatric Allergy at Evelina Children’s hospital, London from 2001 to 2015.
Author or co-author of several published papers and awarded Doctor of Medicine from Southampton University in 2009.
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Member of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
Member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust / St Thomas'