Dr Preeti Joshi

Paediatric Allergy and Immunology



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.


  • 2000-2001 Postdoctoral research, Fellow in Immunology and Allergy, Department of paediatrics The Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York NY USA
  • 2001 PHD: Thesis “A Cohort Study of Cytokines and Asthma”, University of Sydney
  • 1999 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians: (FRACP)
  • 1994 Diploma in Child Health, University of Sydney
  • 1990 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons Class II), University of Sydney


  • The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 2001- Travelling Scholarship
  • JJ Billings RACP Travelling Fellowship for 2000
  • Young Investigator award, 2000 – The New Childrens’ Hospital, Westmead
  • The University of Sydney Tapping Bequest, 1999
  • The Paediatric Research Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1999 – Travelling Fellowship
  • The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine, 1999 – Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship
  • The National Health and Medical Council Post Graduate Research Scholarship, 1998-1999
  • International Travelling Scholarship
  • The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 1998-
  • The Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, August 1998-Travelling Scholarship
  • The Asthma Foundation of NSW Post Graduate Research Scholarship, 1997

Consultant appointments

Staff Specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead

National roles

  • Dr Joshi is an active member in the paediatric interest group of the Australasian society of clinical immunology and allergy as well as the anaphylaxis working party. (ASCIA) ASCIA is the peak professional body of allergy and immunology in Australia
  • Part of the role of these groups is to provide expert and evidence-based opinion guidelines on a national and international level in the field of allergy and immunology.

Research interests

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).

Featured publications

Additional Publications

  • Tan JW, Joshi P. Egg allergy: an update. J Pediatric Child Health. 2014 Jan;50(1):11-5. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12408.
  • Gray PE, Mehr S, Katelaris CH, Wainstein BK, Star A, Campbell D, Joshi P, WonM, Frankum B, Keat K, Dunne G, Dennison B, Kakakios A, Ziegler JB. Salicylate, elimination diets in children: is food restriction supported by the evidence? Med J Aust. 2013 Jun 17;198(11):600-2.
  • Turner PJ, Mehr S, Joshi P, Tan J, Wong M, Kakakios A, Campbell DE. Safety of food challenges to extensively heated egg in egg-allergic children: a prospective, cohort study. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2013 Aug;24(5):450-5.

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