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Dr Watts is a Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy. His substantive consultant post is based at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he leads the drug allergy service.
Dr Watts qualified from Barts and The London Medical School and later completed dedicated higher specialty training in Adult Allergy within Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the largest training centre in the UK for adult allergists. He is entered on the GMC Specialist Register for Allergy and is one of only a small number of Consultant Physicians in the UK with this qualification and specialist accreditation.
Dr Watts has extensive experience in all aspects of allergic disease, with specialist clinical and research interests in drug allergy and cutaneous allergy (patch testing), having published and presented extensively in these fields at an international level.
He additionally developed and leads a drug patch testing service within Homerton University Hospital, which functions as a regional referral centre within London for complex delayed-type drug eruptions.
Dr Watts was previously awarded a competitive NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Allergy and achieved a Certificate of Excellence in the EAACI Knowledge Examination in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Dr Watts is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, where he leads the Allergic Skin Disease Module, part of the internationally renowned MSc Allergy course.
He frequently teaches and supervises both undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees and sits on the Specialty Training Committee for Allergy & Immunology (London Deanery). He is named clinical supervisor and training lead for Immunology Specialty Registrars on rotation at Homerton University Hospital.
Areas of interest
All aspects of Adult Allergy including: Allergic Rhinitis; Atopic Asthma; Food Allergy; Drug Allergy; Latex Allergy; Contact Dermatitis; Venom Allergy; Anaphylaxis; Chronic Urticaria & Angioedema; Atopic Eczema.
- Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Profile at Imperial College London
- NHS Homerton University Hospital Consultant Profile
- The Holly Private Hospital Consultant Profile
- Peer reviewed Publications List
- The London Clinic Consultant Profile
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy.
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Drug Allergy; Non-Immediate Drug Hypersensitivity; Cutaneous Allergy / Contact Dermatitis (Patch Testing).
Allergic Rhinitis; Atopic Asthma; Food Allergy; Drug Allergy; Latex Allergy; Contact Dermatitis; Venom Allergy; Anaphylaxis; Chronic Urticaria & Angioedema; Atopic Eczema.
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Allergy (2013)
Certificate of Excellence in the EAACI Knowledge Examination in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2019).
EAACI Asthma Management Poster Prize (2016)
Tan KL, Bisconti I, Leck C, Billahalli T, Barnett S, Rajakulasingam K, Watts TJ. Bullous fixed drug eruption induced by fluconazole: Importance of multi-site lesional patch testing. Contact Dermatitis. 2020 Nov 19.
Watts TJ. Diagnostic Challenge of Investigating Drug Hypersensitivity: Time Intervals and Clinical Phenotypes. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Sep;8(8):2715-2717
Yung CC, Watts TJ, Haque R, 2020, Successful desensitization to metronidazole in a patient with generalized fixed drug eruption., J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, Vol:8, Pages:769-771.e1
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Cutaneous adverse drug reaction induced by oral dexamethasone with possible cross-reactivity to Group 1 corticosteroids confirmed by patch testing and intradermal testing, Contact Dermatitis, Vol:81, ISSN:0105-1873, Pages:384-+
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Patch testing for the investigation of nonimmediate cutaneous adverse drug reactions: A prospective single center study, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:2941-+
Chean LQ, Li PH, Watts TJ, et al., 2019, Identifying Low-Risk Beta-Lactam Allergy Patients in a UK Tertiary Centre, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:2173-+
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Allergic contact dermatitis caused by VenaSeal tissue adhesive, Contact Dermatitis, Vol:80, ISSN:0105-1873, Pages:393-+
Watts TJ, 2019, Investigating Nonimmediate Drug Eruptions: Diagnostic Benefit of a Structured Approach, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:1324-1326
Watts TJ, Watts S, Thursfield D, et al., 2019, A Patch Testing Initiative for the Investigation of Allergic Contact Dermatitis in a UK Allergy Practice: A Retrospective Study, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:89-95
Li PH, Wagner A, Thomas I, et al., 2018, Steroid Allergy: Clinical Features and the Importance of Excipient Testing in a Diagnostic Algorithm, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:6, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:1655-1661
Watts TJ, Li PH, Haque R, 2018, DRESS Syndrome due to benzylpenicillin with cross-reactivity to amoxicillin, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:6, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:1766-1768
- EAACI/UEMS Knowledge Examination in Allergology and Clinical Immunology EAACI 2019
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians (London) 2014
- Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Allergy GMC 2019
- BSc (Hons) 1st Class Human Biosciences University of Plymouth 2006
- MBBS (Distinction) Medicine Barts and The London, University of London. 2011
- Higher Specialty Training in Adult Allergy Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 2019
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Named Educational and Clinical Supervisor Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and London HEE 2019
- Specialty Training Committee Member Allergy & Immunology HEE London 2019
- Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer & MSc Allergy Module Lead (Allergic Skin Disease) Imperial College London 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Allergy , 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians (RCP London)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Medical Protection Society (MPS)
British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI)
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
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