Paediatric Allergy and Immunology
MBBS (Hons), DCH, FRACP PHD
Dr Preeti Joshi is a consultant specialist in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology. She is a Staff Specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. She has wide experience in the management of many allergic and immunologic conditions in children. In addition to running a busy practice in clinical allergy and immunology, Dr Joshi has an active role in teaching and research. Her special interests include paediatric food allergy, eczema and allergic rhinitis.
Dr Joshi is located at our Miranda clinic.
Dr Joshi specialises in the diagnosis and management of paediatric allergic and immunologic conditions. These include food allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma and primary immunodeficiency. Diagnostic tests such as skin prick (allergy tests) are performed on site at the practice. Food challenges to help diagnose certain allergic conditions can also be arranged through the practice. Dr Joshi and her staff also provide support and management to families of children who are at risk of anaphylaxis. She also manages children with allergies to dust mites and pollen and she is experienced in the use of immunotherapy (desensitisation) for these conditions.
After graduating with honours from the University of Sydney in 1990, Dr Joshi completed her specialist training in paediatrics. She was awarded her fellowship in 1997. Dr Joshi completed a PhD in the development of allergy in children before working in New York with Professor Hugh Samson, a world expert in food allergy.
Dr Joshi teaches medical students from the University of Sydney and trains basic and advanced trainees in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
Staff Specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead
Dr Joshi has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of food allergy. Her current projects include a trial looking at the prevention of egg allergy (BEAT) and a national study examining the epidemiology of food protein induced enterocolitis (FPIES).