Senior Specialists
Working as a multi-disciplinary team
Dr. Preeti Joshi
Paediatric Allergy and Immunology
MBBS (Hons), DCH, FRACP PHD

Professional Overview

Dr. Preeti Joshi is a consultant specialist in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology. She is a Staff Specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

Dr. Joshi graduated with honours from the University of Sydney in 1990 before completing her specialist training in paediatrics. She was awarded her fellowship in 1997. Dr.Joshi completed a PhD in the development of allergy in children before working in New York with Professor Hugh Samson, a world expert in food allergy.

Dr. Joshi has an active role in teaching and research in addition to running a busy practice in clinical allergy and immunology. Her special interest includes paediatric food allergy, eczema and allergic rhinitis. She has wide experience in the management of many allergic and immunologic conditions in children.


 

Hospital positions

  • Staff Specialist, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – Department of Allergy and Immunology

National Roles

  • Dr Joshi is an active member in the paediatric interest group of the Australasian society of clinical immunology and allergy as well as the anaphylaxis working party. (ASCIA) ASCIA is the peak professional body of allergy and immunology in Australia
  • Part of the role of these groups is to provide expert and evidence based opinion guidelines on a national and international level in the field of allergy and immunology.

Clinical Interests

Dr Joshi specialises in the diagnosis and management of paediatric allergic and immunologic conditions. These include food allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma and primary immunodeficiency. Diagnostic tests such as skin prick (allergy tests) are performed on site at the practice. Food challenges to help diagnose certain allergic conditions can also be arranged through the practice. Dr Joshi and her staff also provide support and management to families of children who are at risk of anaphylaxis.

Dr Joshi also manages children with allergies to dust mites and pollen and she is experienced in the use of immunotherapy (desensitisation) for these conditions.


Education and Qualifications

  • 2000-2001 Postdoctoral research, Fellow in Immunology and Allergy, Department of paediatrics The Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York NY USA
  • 2001 PHD: Thesis “A Cohort Study of Cytokines and Asthma”, University of Sydney
  • 1999 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians: (FRACP)
  • 1994 Diploma in Child Health, University of Sydney
  • 1990 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons Class II), University of Sydney

Awards and Scholarships

  • The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 2001- TravellingScholarship
  • JJ Billings RACP Travelling Fellowship for 2000
  • Young Investigator award, 2000 – The New Childrens’ Hospital, Westmead
  • The University of Sydney Tapping Bequest, 1999
  • The Paediatric Research Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1999 – Travelling Fellowship
  • The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine, 1999 – Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship
  • The National Health and Medical Council Post Graduate Research Scholarship, 1998-1999
  • International TravellingScholarship
  • The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 1998-
  • The Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, August 1998-Travelling Scholarship
  • The Asthma Foundation of NSW Post Graduate Research Scholarship, 1997

Consultant Appointments

  • Staff Specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead 200?–Current

Teaching appointments

  • Dr Joshi teaches medical students from the University of Sydney and trains basic and advanced trainees in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead

National Roles

  • Dr Joshi is an active member in the paediatric interest group of the Australasian society of clinical immunology and allergy as well as the anaphylaxis working party. (ASCIA)
  • Part of the role of these groups is to provide expert and evidence based opinion guidelines on a national and international level in the field of allergy and immunology.

Memberships and Committees


Research Interests

Dr Joshi has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of food allergy. Her current projects include a trial looking at the prevention of egg allergy (BEAT) and a national study examining the epidemiology of food protein induced enterocolitis (FPIES).


Selected Publications

  • Tan JW, Joshi P. Egg allergy: an update. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Jan;50(1):11-5. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12408.
  • Gray PE, Mehr S, Katelaris CH, Wainstein BK, Star A, Campbell D, Joshi P, WonM, Frankum B, Keat K, Dunne G, Dennison B, Kakakios A, Ziegler JB. Salicylate, elimination diets in children: is food restriction supported by the evidence? Med J Aust. 2013 Jun 17;198(11):600-2.
  • Turner PJ, Mehr S, Joshi P, Tan J, Wong M, Kakakios A, Campbell DE. Safety of food challenges to extensively heated egg in egg-allergic children: a prospective, cohort study. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2013 Aug;24(5):450-5.
  • Joshi P,Does my child have a food allergy? Medicine Today 2011 January; 12 (1) 20-28
  • Joshi P, Katelaris CH, Frankum B. Adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector use in preschools. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Aug;124(2):383-4. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2009.06.033. PubMed PMID: 19647588.
  • Joshi P, Katelaris CH, Frankum B., Adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector use in preschools. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Aug;124(2):383-4.
  • Joshi P, Shaw A, Kakakios A, Isaacs D, Interferon-Gamma levels in nasopharyngeal secretions of infants with respiratory syncytial virus and other respiratory viral infections. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2003 January 131:1, 143 – 147.
  • Isaacs D, Joshi P, Respiratory infections and asthma. Medical Journal of Australia. September 2002;17:S50-S51
  • Joshi P, Mofidi S, Sicherer S, Interpretation of commercial food ingredient labels by parents of food allergic children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2002 June 109(6): 920-2
  • Marks GB, Zhou J, Hong SY, Joshi P, Bishop AG, Britton WJ and the CAPS investigators, Cord blood mononuclear cell cytokine responses in relation to maternal house dust mite allergen exposure. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Allergy.2002 Mar;32(3):355-60.
  • Joshi P, Shaw, A, Kakakios A, Isaacs D. The role of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the aetiology of atopy and asthma. Allergy and Clinical Immunology International 12 (5): 213-216 (2000)
  • Joshi P, Kakakios A, Jayasekera J, Isaacs D. A comparison of interleukin 2 levels in nasopharyngeal and endotracheal aspirates of babies with respiratory syncytial viral bronchiolitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 102:618-20, 1998 Oct.
  • Joshi P, Barr P. The use of lumbar puncture and laboratory tests for sepsis by Australian Neonatologists. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 34: 74-78 (1998)
  • Joshi P, Jones KV, Hanson RM, Alperstein G, Fasher B. Personal Health Records. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 29: 400-401 (1993)
  • Jones KV, Fasher B, Hanson R, Burgess M, Isaacs D, Joshi P, Blanch R , Byrne J. Immunisation status of casualty attenders : risk factors for non compliance and attitudes to ‘on the spot’ immunisation. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 28: 451-454 (1992)

Books

  • TopTips for feeding babies and kids with food allergies. Barbara Dennison, Fiona Wedding, Preeti Joshi. Hachete 2013
  • Managing your Child’s Food Allergies. Alison Orman and Preeti Joshi., Harper Collins 2009
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