BSc. MBChB, FRPCH, Dip. Allergy

Year qualified:


Country of qualification:


Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

GMC (Specialist Register) 4032344, London Paediatric Allergy Group, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Memberships and associations

Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, British Medical Association, London Paediatric Allergy Group, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Languages Spoken

English and Bengali

Dr Santanu Maity

Consultant Paediatrician

BSc. MBChB, FRPCH, Dip. Allergy

I am a General Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy and Asthma. I am currently the lead for this service here at the Royal Free Hospital. I am a full time NHS consultant.

I have been providing this service at the Royal Free Hospital since 2007 and our NHS service sees over 200 children a month.

I provide an initial assessment of children with suspected food allergy and then if required we provide skin prick testing on the same day. Nearly all food allergies are caused by a small number of  foods (milk, egg, nuts, fish, shellfish, sesame, wheat, soya).

With skin prick testing we can diagnose food allergies within 15 minutes. We will then provide education and training on food avoidance and emergency treatment plans if required.



Special interests:

Allergy & Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Procedures offered:

Skin Prick Testing

Clinical Interests:

Paediatric Allergy & Asthma

Research interests:

Paediatric Allergy

Patient Safety

Quality of Life

Published papers:

S.Maity, A.Bachlet, P.B.Sullivan, M.Eltumi & A.G.Thomas. Quality of life in carers of severely disabled children with severe feeding problems. Quality of Life Research 2001; 9:268

S.Maity & A.G.Thomas. Incidence of aspiration from videofluroscopy studies.Current Paediatrics 2002; 12:354

S.Maity & A.G.Thomas. Evaluation of A Computerised Touch-Screen Questionnaire to Measure Quality of Life in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Quality of Life Research 2001; 9:272

S.Maity & A.G.Thomas. Measures of Quality of Life in Children. Published electronic Archives of Disease in Childhood (eADC) 12th April 2001

S.Maity & A.G.Thomas. Quality of Life in Paediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 44(5):540-554, May 2007.

Ogden CA, Abbott J, Aggett P, Derkx BH, Maity S, Thomas AG. Pilot evaluation of an instrument to measure quality of life in British children with inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Jan;46(1):117-2