Allergy and Immunology

Dr Katie Frith

Dr Katie Frith is a consultant specialist in paediatric immunology and allergy. She graduated from the University of New South Wales and undertook her general paediatric training in London before returning to Sydney. Katie trained in immunology and allergy at both Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Katie is an active member of ASCIA, the peak professional body for immunologists in Australia and New Zealand. She is the current chair of the ASCIA anaphylaxis committee, chair of the 33rd ASCIA conference and a member of the ASCIA paediatric committee.

Katie has expertise in diagnosing and managing children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, hives and has a special interest in Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES). She can initiate treatment with immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis and plan food challenges. Katie is also experienced in looking after children with inborn errors of immunity, including primary immune deficiencies (PID) and immune dysregulation.

In addition to her private work she is a staff specialist in paediatric immunology at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Katie has peer reviewed publications in paediatric allergy and immunology and is actively involved in research with current collaborative studies involving the Karolinska Institut, the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and CIRCA. She is a conjoint lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW.

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