The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Meet the team

The Children's Allergy service team comprises:

Consultant paediatricians - senior doctors who are specialists in paediatric allergy.

Dr Donald Hodge (Paediatric Allergy Consultant)

Dr Aida Semic-Jusufagic (Paediatric Allergy Consultant)

 Dr Phil Chetcuti 

Dr Doug Gilles

Dr Sapna Vadher


Children’s Allergy Nurse Specialists – nurses with specialist experience and knowledge in allergic disorders who provide:

  • nurse-led clinics
  • allergy skin prick testing
  • advice and training on treatment management
  • food/medication challenges
  • administration of immunotherapy
  • liaison with schools and nurseries
  • ongoing support and advice to children and young people and their families.

Brenda DeWitt  (Team Leader)

Reb Wall 


Children's Allergy Dietitian's - dietitian's with specialist knowledge and experience in allergic conditions in children, particularly in relation to food allergy

Renia Richardson

Annette Weaver


Allergy Secretary

Michelle Barrett


The allergy team works closely with other specialist services including:

  • Dermatology
  • Paediatric respiratory medicine
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery