Consultant Profile

Dr Tariq El-Shanawany

Dr Tariq El-Shanawany MA MBBS MSc MD MRCP FRCPath
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Allergy
    • Allergy
  • Immunology
    • Allergy
Special clinical interests:

Anaphylaxis, Food allergy/intolerance, Rhinitis (hayfever), Skin prick testing, Desensitisation immunotherapy, Urticaria (hives/nettle rash), Angioedema (swellings), Immunodeficiencies (recurrent infections)

Please note: I do not offer a penicillin/drug allergy service.

Research interests:

The use of microarray technology to improve the diagnosis of immunodeficiencies and allergies

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Clinical Immunologist, University Hospital of Wales
Honorary Senior Researcher, Cardiff University.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Specialist Advisory Group for Immunology in Wales (Chairman)
British Society of Immunology (Clinical Secretary, BSI Forum)
Royal College of Pathologists (Welsh Council Committee)
Association of Clinical Pathologists (Committee member)
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network
European Society for Immunodeficiencies
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 20 736 011
Personal email address:
Thursday PM
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from Cambridge University and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine and then undertook general medicine training in London, Worthing and Oxford. I subsequently specialised in Immunology at University Hospital of Wales, and am on the GMC Specialist Register (4719197).

In 2010, I was appointed as a Consultant Clinical Immunologist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board who provide Allergy and Immunology clinics for patients across South Wales. I have an MSc in Medical Immunology, and an MD in Immunology research. My research interests include the use of microarray technology to improve the diagnosis of immunodeficiencies and allergies. I have presented at numerous meetings; local, national and international.

I am involved in representing my speciality at a national level. My roles include chairing the Immunology Specialist Advisory Group reporting to the Welsh Government, organising the national training days for doctors specialising in Immunology across the UK and I am the lead writer of the Clinical Immunology curriculum for medical students across Wales.

I am pleased to offer a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of Allergic and Immunological conditions at Spire Cardiff Hospital.

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Dr Tariq El-Shanawany

Dr Tariq El-Shanawany

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