Dr Alexandra Croom
MBBS, MRCP, MSc (Medical Immunology)
I became a consultant in 2002 having been the first UK trainee to complete specialist training in Allergy. I am now a consultant at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham having previously been a consultant at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
I specialise in Allergy with particular interests in the diagnosis and management of food hypersensitivity (including food anaphylaxis, IgE and non-IgE-mediated food allergy and food intolerance), anaphylaxis, urticarial conditions, angioedema, seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, latex allergy and mast cell activation syndromes.
In addition to my clinical work I am committed to Allergy education for the public as well as doctors and allied health professionals.
I am a member of the Scientific and Advisory Panel for the patient support group the Anaphylaxis Campaign providing specialist advice for their work in educating the public about life threatening allergies. I regularly teach and am on the faculty of the food allergy module of the Allergy MSc hosted by Imperial College, London.
I was previously the Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for training specialists in Allergy as well as the Chief Editor for the Allergy KBA, an exam-style assessment sat by all doctors during their Allergy specialist training.
MBBS / London / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / London / 1994
Member of Royal College of Physicians
MSc Medical Immunology / London University, St George's Medical School / 1999
Masters degree in Medical Immunology
CSST Allergy / UK / 2002
Completion of specialist training
Trent Regional Immunology and Allergy Consortium
I love cooking, walking the dog and reading. I enjoy cross country skiing and cycling, providing it's not too hilly. I am fighting a losing battle against the garden – but console myself that there is always next year.