Dr Dinkar Bakshi

Consultant Paediatrician and Allergist

MBBS, MD, MSc(Allergy), MRCPCH, FRCPCH

Year qualified:1996

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Bakshi qualified in medicine in 1996 and completed his specialist training in Paediatrics in the London Deanery. He is one of the few formally trained paediatric allergists in the UK.  

Dr Bakshi has worked in some of the best teaching hospitals in the UK, including the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in London, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, The Royal London Hospital and Nottingham Children's Hospital.  Dr Bakshi has previously held the post of Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College London.  He is an expert in interpreting skin prick tests for allergic disorders in children, and offers sub-lingual immunotherapy (Grazax) for severe hay fever, cat and house dust mite allergies.  Dr Bakshi has participated in many clinical trials, published extensively in peer reviewed indexed journals, and presented in many national and international conferences.  He is the editor of The Online Journal of Clinical Audits.

Dr Bakshi is frequently invited to deliver talks to GPs and other health professionals.

Clinical trials

  1. SNIFFLE 2 Trial: Principle Investigator in this trial of Nasal Influenza vaccine in children with egg allergy, Lister Hospital (collaborative centre), 2014
  2. PiPs Study (Probiotics in Preterm Infants Trial), 2011
  3. ADEPT Study(Abnormal Doppler Enteric Prescription Trial), 2008

Poster presentations (Regional/International)

  1. Ara h2 is a useful marker for peanut allergy in diagnostic uncertainty. BSACI Meeting, Telford, UK, September 2016.
  2. Stevens-Johnson syndrome induced by flucloxacillin hypersensitivity reaction. BSACI Meeting, Telford, UK, September 2016.
  3. Audit of NICE guidelines on Anaphylaxis. British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Meeting, Telford, UK, September 2015.
  4. Management of cow's milk protein allergy in primary care in Hertfordshire. British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Meeting, Telford, UK, September 2014.
  5. Analysis of changes in airborne pollutant levels in response to nocturnal temperature controlled laminar airflow treatment, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2014.
  6. Modified skin prick testing to cod is a diagnostic marker for Bangladeshi fish allergy. Poster Discussion Presentation, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Geneva, Switzerland, June 2012.
  7. Management of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy in Primary Care. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting (FAAM), Venice, Italy, February 2011.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • European Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Group
  • British Medical Association 

Clinical Interests

  • All kinds of acute and chronic children's problems
  • Expertise in allergies, eczema, hay fever, respiratory & gastroenterology 
  • Vaccine administration
  • Abdominal pain, constipation, nutritional disorders
  • Migraine, joint pains, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Developmental and behavioural issues

Current NHS and /or University Posts

Dr Bakshi was previously a Consultant in General Paediatrics & Lead for Paediatric Allergy, Nottingham Children's Hospital, Queens Medical Centre till 31.10.2018. He is now in the private healthcare sector, dividing his time between Harley Street clinics in London and the Midlands.

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