Professor Hasan Arshad

Professor Hasan Arshad

Professor in Allergy and Asthma


I am a Professor and Consultant in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. I am head of the Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology department at University Hospital Southampton. This department is recognised internationally as a “Centre of Excellence” by the World Allergy Organisation. I am also the Director of the Internationally renowned Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight. I have coauthored American and European guidelines for allergy, as well as several books and book chapters and published around 200 articles in scientific journals.

I specialise in asthma, allergy and clinical immunology with specific interests in asthma and food allergy. I am an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of allergy related conditions such as asthma, rhinitis (hay fever), eczema (dermatitis), urticaria (hives) and angioedema, and allergy to foods, drugs and insects. I provide allergy diagnostics including allergy skin tests and challenges, and allergy specific treatments such as desensitisation for allergies.

I have been practicing allergy and respiratory medicine since 1988. I have performed thousands of diagnostics and treatment procedures. I have also trained a large number of trainee registrars and research fellows who have since been appointed consultants and professors in various institutions in the UK and abroad.

I am the lead clinician for Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at University Hospital Southampton and am Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, Isle of Wight.

I am Chair of the Adult Allergy Group, and a council member of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

I am an External Examiner for MSC Allergy, Imperial College, London, I am module lead for the Food Allergy module, MSc Allergy, University of Southampton. I am research area lead for allergy research within NIHE Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospital Southampton.

I am a trustee for the Asthma, Allergy, Inflammation Research Trust (a registered charity), associated with University of Southampton.


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Additional information

MB BS / University of Karachi / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a basic degree

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians (UK) / 1979
Member Royal College of Physicians
MRCP is for specialists in medicine

DM / University of Southampton / 1979
Doctor of Medicine
DM is a research doctorate

Professional memberships

Member British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Member American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology

Member European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Professional leadership

Council Member and Chair of Adult Allergy, Group British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Member, representing South of England on National CRG for Allergy and Immunology
External Examiner to MSC Allergy, PhD and MRCP
Co-author, European and American Allergy Guidelines
Training Programme Director, Allergy & Immunology, Wessex Deanery
Member, Specialist Advisory Committee of Royal College of Physicians Training Board

Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Ex. Associate Editor and Current Review


Full list of Professor Arshad's published work

Media Coverage

BBC Horizon programme on allergy and microbiome

Consultant (Hons) in Allergy and Respiratory Medicine.

I am married with two children. My wife Zaheda is an arts teacher, my daughter Zobia is a young trainee doctor and my son Telha has just qualified as a Lawyer. My interests include biking, running, playing Table Tennis and reading a good book.