Dr. Narinder Kaur is a Consultant Paediatrician managing Paediatric Allergy and Immunology. She is a Fellow at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
Dr. Kaur completed a degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from India in 1996. She started working with NSW Health in 2004 as a General Doctor. She started her specialist training in paediatrics in 2008 and was awarded the fellowship (FRACP) by Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2016.
Dr. Kaur is actively involved in teaching and research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Her special interests includes paediatric food allergy, drug allergies, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy and Primary immune deficiencies.
- Dr Kaur manages paediatric allergic and immunologic conditions. These include food allergies, drug allergies, allergic rhinitis, eczema, asthma and primary immune deficiencies.
- Dr Kaur organises the required investigations at the time of consultation, such as skin prick (allergy tests) for food and aeroallergen allergies and; blood tests for immune deficiencies. She can arrange food and drug challenges to help diagnose and manage food and drug allergies through the practice. Dr Kaur and her staff have the expertise of providing support and management to families of children who are at risk of anaphylaxis.
- Dr Kaur manages children with allergic rhinitis (Hay fever) dust mites, grasses and pollen and she is experienced in the use of immunotherapy (desensitisation) for these conditions.
Education and Qualifications
- 2016 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians: (FRACP)
- 2007 Diploma in Child Health, University of Sydney
- 2003 Australian Medical Council Certificate
- 1996 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, India
Achievements, Conference presentations and Scholarships
- “A rare case of anti-Ku antibodies positive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Juvenile Dermatomyositis” at Gold Coast 2016, 27th Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) conference (oral presentation). Travel Scholarship.
- “UNClear– to diagnosis and treatment – Familial Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Type 3” Melbourne 2016, APID – ASCIA Primary Immunodeficiency meeting (oral presentation).
- “Indestructible” Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis secondary to neonatal tuberculosis at Adelaide 2015. 26th Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) conference (oral presentation). Travel Scholarship.
- “Acquisition of knowledge and skills post anaphylaxis education in a regional centre to improve patient care” at Auckland 2014, RACP congress-Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Poster presentation).
- Dr Kaur teaches medical students from the University of Sydney. She teaches Basic Paediatric and Advanced Paediatric trainees at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
- Dr Kaur is a formal examiner of medical students and; facilitates FRACP examination teaching for advanced trainees in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.
Memberships and Committees
- Member of the Royal Australian College of Physicians
- Member of the Australian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Dr Kaur’s current projects include Improving diagnosis of peanut allergy by identifying patients with true peanut allergy versus patients with positive skin prick or blood tests without a clinical reaction. It is a multicentre project involving 4 other hospitals.