Dr Andrew Clark MB BS MRCPCH MD

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"The way in which we first discovered Joshua had a nut allergy was shocking to say the least...our trip to Cambridge went a long way to allaying the fears I was harbouring and I thank you for that". G from Stafford.

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"we love the sense of reassurance..."

"Before the appointment we were so worried about our daughter's allergy. Dr Clark clarified everything and really put our minds at rest..."

About Dr Andrew Clark


Dr Andrew Clark is an expert children's allergy doctor, leading research in peanut desensitisation. He appeared in the Times Newspaper's list of the UK's Top 100 doctors in 2010 and the top 100 UK children's specialists in 2012.

He has been a consultant in paediatric allergy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital since 2003, and was awarded his MD Thesis in Allergy in the same year. He now runs the paediatric allergy service at Addenbrooke's and this work is complemented by a broad UK Government-funded research portfolio. A recent exciting area of research is development of a new treatment for peanut allergy (read more here)

He is currently completing a £1M trial with 100 children to determine whether this treatment will be safe and effective for future clinical use.
 This is the only trial of its kind in the UK.


Another exciting project led by Dr Clark is the £1.2M TRACE study in Cambridge and Imperial College, London to define the reactive threshold for peanut in the population. The intention is to find out how much peanut is ‘safe’ in food, so that labelling can be improved (find out more here)

Dr Clark is a prominent member of the national professional allergy body (BSACI) as Chair of the Standards of Care Committee (Read more here), and he recently wrote a national guideline for allergy specialists in managing egg allergy. He is also Secretary to the Taskforce on the Allergic Child in School, which produced European Guidelines for school allergy. 


Dr Clark actively supports patient groups and is an expert scientific panel advisor to the the Anaphylaxis Campaign (see more here) and edits their 'Allergy Aunt' column. He and was expert advisor to the UK Government Committee on Toxicity when they rewrote the advice regarding peanut ingestion in pregnancy and early life.

 

Families may find Dr Clark's recent 'Q and A' session at 'Mumsnet' of use as it addresses many commonly raised issues (read the Q&A session, here).


Dr Clark is approved by all major health insurance companies and is a Bupa Premier Consultant Partner.

 

 

Personal profile:

When not at work Dr Clark can be found either with his family or on his bicycle. In 2009 he raised £1,600 for the Anaphylaxis Campaign by riding ‘La Marmotte’, a formidable 180 km mile ride in the French Alps over 4 classic mountain climbs from the Tour De France. In 2010, he was back in the Alps to cycle over more classic climbs from Le Tour: Col D'Izoard, Sestriere, Galibier and Alpe D'Huez (again!); and in 2012 he cycled over Col D’Ornon (featuring in the 2013 Tour de France) and Col de Sarenne (Alpe DHuez in reverse!). For 2014, Dr Clark has turned to mountain biking and can be found ripping up the trails in Les Gets and Morzine, and bike park Wales.


Together with his two children, he is training towards black belt in ‘Tang Soo Do’, a Korean martial arts discipline.