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Dr Runa Ali

Allergy, Respiratory Medicine

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Profile Summary

Qualifications

BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Special Interests

Allergy medicine, Allergies, Skin Prick Test, Molecular blood tests including ISAC, Allergic rhinitis, Allergen immunotherapy, Food allergies, Drug Allergies, Anaphylaxis assessments, Asthma, Biologic injections, Urticaria (hives) and Angioedema (swellings) treatment, Bee and wasp venom allergy assessment, Chronic rhino-sinusitis, Nasal polyposis with asthma, Spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide measurement, Respiratory physiotherapy

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Professional Biography

Dr Runa Ali is a highly experience Consultant in Allergy & Respiratory medicine at king Edward VII's Hospital. Dr Ali set up King Edward VII's Hospital first-ever dedicated Allergy clinic in 2009 and continues to work with allergy and respiratory patients on a regular bases privately and within her NHS practice. {{ label }}

Dr Ali is a highly experienced Allergy and Asthma specialist, who became a Consultant in Allergy & Respiratory and Clinical Lead for Allergy at Barts Health – the largest NHS trust in the UK – in 2004, a service which she still leads. Dr Ali was also previously Clinical Lead for the Barts Severe Asthma service, a nationally recognised centre, in which she still works.

She uses her knowledge of advances through her specialist NHS services to translate over treatment and care to her private patients. Dr Ali provides in-house skin prick testing and immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis. She uses her knowledge of cutting edge technology to order molecular immunology blood tests and provide monoclonal antibody (biologic) treatment for urticaria and severe asthma. She runs regular drug and food allergy provocation challenge testing sessions on the day case unit (ICU). Dr Ali works closely with a specialist food allergy dietitian to ensure joined up care.

Training:

Dr Ali qualified in medicine from University College London and went on to specialist respiratory posts across London teaching hospitals. She trained in the Allergy clinic at the Royal Brompton Hospital, whilst undertaking her PhD in Allergic Asthma at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Research & Education:

As well undertaking principal investigator roles in multi-centre research trials in both allergy and severe asthma, Dr Ali has continued to be an educator though working at the Barts (Queen Mary) medical school and as a postgraduate speaker at training events and specialist conferences, and to the public at the Allergy Show.

National Roles:

Dr Ali is a director and part of the senior leadership team of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, the professional body for UK allergists. She is also a member of the Allergy UK (national patient charity) advisory panel. She has been involved in working with the dept of health to improve allergy services and been a member of the Joint Committee for Allergy & Clinical Immunology at the Royal College of Physicians.

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