Dr Michael Perkin is a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Allergy at St Thomas’ Hospital, the largest NHS children's allergy service in the country, and is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at St George’s Hospital. Having qualified at St George’s Hospital Medical School (University of London) in 1993, he commenced training in Paediatrics and chose to specialise in Paediatric Allergy.
Dr Perkin undertook allergy training at Southampton and St Mary’s Hospital as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital. His research interest is understanding why so many children develop allergies and his PhD looked at farming children and what protects them from allergic disease. He is now co-leading a large trial to try and prevent infants developing food allergies in the first place – the EAT Study.
Michael is able to advise on the management of food allergy, eczema, asthma, rhinitis (hay fever) and conjunctivitis as well as specific drug and insect sting allergies.
Michael provides a joint service with his wife, Dr Lucy Thomas (MB BCh, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP). Lucy qualified from University of Wales College of Medicine in 1992 and undertook training in general practice in Surrey. Having completed their family of four children she has chosen to develop a special interest in paediatric allergy working in conjunction with Michael.
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Michael Perkin at Nuffield Health
- Allergy testing
- Paediatric medicine
Other posts held
- St George's Healthcare Trust
Dr Michael Perkin does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Michael Perkin does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Michael Perkin does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.