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Sophie Farooque

Sophie Farooque

Consultant in Allergy, Imperial College Healthcare
Sophie trained at Guys and St Thomas' and was the first ever allergy trainee (NTN) in the UK. Having completed her PhD in mechanisms of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, she was appointed as a consultant in adult allergy at St Mary’s in 2010. She is passionate about drug allergy and anaphylaxis and has been quoted as saying "this ability to transform the lives of my patients in the space of a single visit is one of the reasons I love my work as an allergist." She has served three times on BSACI council and is a member of the BSACI perioperative anaphylaxis committee, adult allergy committee and anaphylaxis committees. She is a founder member of the BSACI Penicillin allergy delabelling taskforce which have just published their first guidelines. She also was a member of NAP6 and has lectured extensively on the topic of perioperative anaphylaxis both in the UK and abroad. She is keen to improve allergy awareness both amongst healthcare professionals (who often receive little training) and patients (who often struggle to find an allergy clinic). To this end, in March 2022, she published her first book called Understanding Allergy (Penguin Random House) aimed at both medical professionals and those suffering with allergy, it reached number 30 in the Amazon best sellers chart.

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