Meet the team

Lead consultant

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Dr Hasan Arshad, AACI lead consultant

A respiratory consultant with a special interest in asthma and allergy, Dr Arshad is a reader in allergy at the University of Southampton School of Medicine, and an honorary consultant at UHS.

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Allergy consultants

Dr Elizabeth Griffiths, lead consultant for allergy

Dr Griffiths is a consultant allergist and clinical lead for the allergy department. 

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Dr Yoon Tak Chin

Dr Chin joined the Trust as a consultant allergist in 2015.

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Dr Linda Nel

Dr Linda Nel

Dr Nel is the department lead for anaesthesia-related allergy.

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Dr Gnanasegaram Gnanakumaran

Dr Gnanakumaran is a consultant allergist.

Asthma consultants

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Dr Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy, lead consultant for asthma

Dr Kurukulaaratchy is a consultant in respiratory and general medicine, with special interests in difficult asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Prof Peter Howarth

Dr Howarth is professor of allergy and respiratory medicine at the University of Southampton, and an honorary consultant at UHS.

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Dr Paddy Dennison

Dr Dennison is part of the severe asthma. He is also the lead for adult sleep disordered breathing, and has a clinic dealing with bronchiectasis.

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Dr Hans Michael Haitchi

Dr Haitchi is a consultant.

Clinical immunology consultants

Efrem Eren

Dr Efrem Eren, lead consultant for immunology

A consultant immunologist, Dr Eren also has a special interest in allergy with experience in investigating and managing a broad range of allergic disorders.

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Dr Anthony Williams

Dr Williams is a consultant in allergy and immunology, and a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton School of Medicine.

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Allergy registrar

Shalini Chandel

Asthma registrars

Henna Mistry, Adnan Azim, Anna Freeman, Kris Ostridge

Nursing team

  • Eleanor Rayala-Montaniel
    Senior sister, adult asthma and allergy specialist lead nurse

  • Sandra Edwards Fenton
    Senior sister, clinical immunology specialist lead nurse
  • Chellan Eames
    Sister, adult asthma and allergy specialist
  • Alison Thomson
    Sister, adult asthma and allergy specialist
  • Malynee Lorenzo
    Sistern clinical immunology specialist
  • Ciara Cashell
    Staff nurse, adult asthma and allergy
  • Carlie Faye Page
    Trainee nurse associate, adult asthma and allergy

Wider team

Dr Eliza Tucker

Clinical psychologist

Dr Eliza Tucker is part of the difficult asthma service, and helps patients to manage their breathing difficulties and improve their quality of life. She is interested in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), group therapy and more psychoanalytic approaches in working with the patients.


Sally-Ann Denton and Sara Dawson


Peter Cook