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 Paddy Dennison, lead consultant for asthma

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 Hitasha Rupani

Dr Rupani is a consultant in asthma at UHS.

Principal Research Fellow and Hon consultant in respiratory medicine and allergy

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Dr Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy

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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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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Dr Sapna Srivastava

Dr Srivastava is a concultant in immunology at UHS.


Allergy registrar

Shalini Chandel

Asthma registrars

Adnan Azim, Anna Freeman

Immunology registrar

Dr Harichandana Ghanta 

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
  • Malynee Lorenzo
    Sistern clinical immunology specialist
  • Ciara Cashell
    Staff nurse, adult asthma and allergy

Wider team

Dr Anneliese Day, Highly specialist clinical psychologist

Anneliese Day - Highly specialist clinical psychologistAnneliese has 18 years’ experience of working with people in psychological services within the NHS. She leads on the severe and difficult asthma psychology service and offers one-to-one and group psychological assessments and interventions, as well as offering psychological advice and training to the multidisciplinary team.

Psychology may be considered for individuals with severe and difficult to treat asthma who are struggling with adjusting to their diagnosis; have multiple admissions or attendances to hospital; are struggling to manage their treatment or experiencing difficulties with the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Anneliese's main therapeutic approaches draw upon:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) 
  • acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Anneliese values the importance of building a good therapeutic relationship and understanding an individual and their own specific difficulties, recognising patterns that they become stuck in, and helping them to find ways to address these in order to overcome their difficulties.


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