Dr Preeti Joshi
Dr Joshi is a staff specialist in Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. She has over 12 years experience as a Paediatric Immunologist both at the hospital and is private practice. Her clinical interests lie in the diagnosis and management of children with atopic disorders with a particular focus on food allergy. Her current research interests include the diagnosis and management of egg allergy as well as the epidemiology of food protein induced enterocolitis and eosinophilic oesophagitis in childhood.
Dr Joshi graduated with honours from the University of Sydney before completing her specialist paediatric training and immunology training in NSW. Dr Joshi’s PhD (NHMRC postgraduate medical scholarship) examines immune responses to viruses in infancy in relation to the subsequent development of atopy. She undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mt Sinai Medical Centre (Jaffe Food Allergy Institute) in New York under the supervision of Professor Hugh Sampson.
She is currently a co-investigator of BEAT (Beating Egg Allergy Trial), a randomized controlled trail of 300 infants investigating primary prevention of egg allergy.
She has authored multiple peer reviewed publications and has co-authored 2 books on the management of food allergy for parents and carers.
Dr Joshi is an active member of several Australasian Society Allergy and Clinical Immunology expert groups including the NSW anaphylaxis working party and the Paediatric subcommittee thus playing an active role in the development of guidelines and educational resources for the management of allergy in Australia.