Consultant Profile

Dr Ola Smith

Dr Ola Smith MB.BS, MRCP (UK), FRCPCH (UK), PG Cert, MSc (Allergy, Imperial), DCH (London)

Dr Ola Smith took up his position as a Consultant Paediatrician in East Kent and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Kings College Hospital, London in 2002.

He has an MSc in Allergy from Imperial College, London. He established the Paediatric Allergy Service in East Kent in 2002 and has further developed the service with the comprehensive arrangement involving school nurses, health visitors, dieticians and other primary care professionals for whom he provides regular training. 

Dr Smith is an experienced Paediatrician providing both secondary (EKHUFT) and tertiary (King’s) care. His training in Allergy with an MSc and the establishment and development of the local services means that patients can benefit from an established integrated care. This also applies to Respiratory as well as General Paediatrics with a strong emphasis on education (as Paediatric Trust Education Lead) and research (as Principal Investigator for a number of studies). 

Practising at: Ashford
Specialties: Paediatric Allergy,General Paediatrics,Respiratory Paediatrics,Allergy,Paediatrics
Special clinical interests: Food and Respiratory Allergy for Children
Cystic Fibrosis
Research interests: Predictive values of Allergy blood tests and skin prick testing
Rhinoconjuctivitis and asthma
General Paediatrics (including common childhood illnesses)
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH), UK
Postgraduate Certificate in Allergy from Imperial College, London (PG Cert)
Master of Science in Allergy from Imperial College, London (MSc)
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), London

He is a member of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society (BPRS), the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI). He was involved in the development of the National Standards of care on the provision of Paediatric Allergy Services in secondary care drawn up by the BSACI.

Background Information

He has an Allergy, Respiratory and General Paediatric interest seeing children with food and respiratory allergies including asthma, hayfever and eczema.

Dr Smith is also responsible for the care of children with Cystic Fibrosis in the Southern half of East Kent for whom he has established a multidisciplinary unified service which has been well commended.

He is the Trust Paediatric Education lead and has served as College Tutor for the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH).

Dr O Smith’s postgraduate work includes experience at the Hammersmith Hospital, London and Sheffield Children’s Hospital amongst other hospitals. He worked as Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and has published and presented work on multigenerational studies in Asthma and Allergy at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conferences. 

Dr Ola Smith is married with two children. He has had the opportunity to train in Nigeria and the United States, spending some time at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His postgraduate experience is also widespread working in various parts of the United Kingdom. He supports environmental sustainability and healthy living.

Contact Details

01233 651 818 (Appointments)
Private Secretary Name
Sarah Johnson
Private Secretary Telephone
01797 361724
Private Secretary Email Address

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