Dr Sood has been a consultant paediatrician since 1998. He has over thirty years of clinical experience. He deals with food, nuts, skin, respiratory, drug allergies and specialises in general paediatrics in all aspects of children’s health, urgent medical problems, allergy and immunotherapy (desensitisation).
Dr Sood has been instrumental in starting tertiary level allergy services at the Homerton University hospital. He undertakes food challenges under medical supervision, skin prick tests and arranges epi-pen injection (adrenaline) and Basic Life Support (BLS) training for families.
Dr Sood holds 6 Clinical Excellence Awards from The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), an independent advisory committee on distinction awards.
- CCST - Certificate of completion of Specialist Training
- MRCP – Member Royal College of Physicians
- FRCPCH - Fellow Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
- PG Cert Allergy – Post Graduate Certificate in Allergy
- FRCP - Fellow Royal College of Physicians
- Member British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology - BSACI
- Member World Allergy Organization - WAO
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support Provider - APLS
Research & Publications
Dr Sood has taken mandatory training in GCP - Introduction to Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (research). He is involved in the following National Reasearch Projects;
1. Principal Investigator Homerton Hspital (5 UK trial centres)
Trial ID: GT-21
Title: A randomised parallel-group double blind placebo-controlled multi-national, multi-centre phase III trial investigating the asthma preventing effect of GRAZAX (grass pollen sublingual immunotherapy) compared to placebo in children with grass pollen induced rhinoconjunctivitis.
(Sponsor Alk-Abello A/S). (R&D ref RE0905)
2. Principal Investigator Homerton University Hospital (National multicentre trial) Title ID: PREDNOS
Long-term tapering versus standard prednisolone (steroid) therapy for the treatment of the initial episode of childhood nephrotic syndrome: national multicentre randomised double blind trial
R&D No: PA1105
3. Principal Investigator Homerton University Hospital (National multicentre trial)
Study title: PREDNOS 2
Short course daily prednisolone therapy at the time of upper respiratory tract infection in children with relapsing steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome; the PREDNOS 2 study.
Funder: National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme (HTA 11/119/261). ISRCTN10900733.
4. Lupus vulgaris due to Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) at the site of previous BCG vaccination.
Walker SL, Lozewicz S, Sood R, Mann TA, Campalani E, Hubbard VG. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Oct;34(7):e213-5. Epub 2008 Dec 22.
5. Meckle’s diverticulitis due to Schistosomiasis Mansoni infection – Sood R, Green MR, KcKeever PA, Johnstone JM.
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition (28 (3):336-7, 1999 Mar.
6. An audit of the NICE (2011) guidelines for management of food allergy in children within general paediatric allergy clinic: poster presentation BSCAI annual general meeting July 2012
Dogra, Harween; Hayland, Lisa; Sood, R
Abstrat Submission: DDF 2012; Adherence to the UK 2011 NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) Guidance on food allergy in children within a district general paediatric allergy clinic: A retrospective audit.
Dr Sood holds weekly allergy clinic at Homerton. These are supported by the paediatric dietician with a special interest in allergy and the allergy nurse specialist. This comprehensive service provides allergy testing i.e. skin prick test, direct prick to prick tests, specific allergen IgE blood tests and open food challenges under medical supervision.
Dr Sood also holds a monthly general paediatric clinic and weekly immunotherapy (desensitisation) clinics. He looks after children with Nephrotic syndrome and does weekday morning urgent clinic and attends GP hotline.
The allergy department runs a monthly clinic to provide basic life support and injection EpiPen training to families.
tel: 020 8510 7876 or 020 8510 7877 (paediatric secretaries)