Lack, Gideon

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Consultant paediatric immunologist

Area of expertise: allergy


Professor Gideon Lack is head of our children’s allergy service, based at St Thomas' Hospital, and professor of paediatric allergy at King’s College London. 

He led the department of paediatric allergy and immunology at St Mary’s Hospital, London for 12 years and became professor of paediatric allergy and immunology at Imperial College London in 2005. He moved to King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in May 2006.

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Education and training

Dr Gideon Lack read medicine at Oxford University before training as a children's doctor and then specialising in children's and adult allergy in the US.

Specialist interests

  • Allergic asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Desensitising vaccines to treat hayfever and other allergies. 

Research interests

Dr Lack's research has focused on:

  • severe childhood asthma
  • peanut allergy
  • strategies to prevent and treat food allergies, eczema, asthma, and hayfever.



Secretary telephone

To contact Professor Lack, please call our hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188.

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