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Dr Chris Rutkowski
Dr Chris Rutkowski
Allergy Medicine
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Dr Chris Rutkowski is a Consultant Allergist at the Department of Allergy, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, a  European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence. 
He completed his medical training at King's College Hospital in London and then a dedicated 5-year specialist allergy training programme at the prestigious Department of Allergy of Cambridge University Hospital.

Dr Rutkowski has extensive experience in all aspects of allergy care. His approach is holistic, patient centered and based on evidence. His special interests include difficult urticaria/angioedema, drug allergy and anaphylaxis. He leads the largest anti-IgE (omalizumab, Xolair®) service for chronic spontaneous urticaria in the UK. He works alongside his dermatology colleagues in the first UK joint allergy/dermatology Difficult Urticaria Clinic at St John's Institute of Dermatology.

Dr.  Rutkowski is a published author in the field of drug allergy and urticaria and contributes increasingly to the education and training of MSc students, allergists, GPs and general physicians at a national and international level. He is a  member of the European Allergy Task Force on paediatric urticaria.

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Medical Procedures

  • Skin prick tests (food, pollen, dust mites, moulds, venom, animal allergens etc.)
  • Intradermal skin tests (drugs, venom)
  • Allergy blood tests (ImmunoCap, RAST, specific IgE; ISAC)
  • Sublingual (tablets and drops) or subcutaneous (injections) immunotherapy / desensitization (pollen, house dust mites, animals, venom)
  • Drug and food provocation tests (challenge testing)
  •  Omalizumab (Xolair) injections for severe urticaria/angioedema and allergic asthma


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Special Interests

Allergy care to adults and children.
Diagnosis & Treatment Of :

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hayfever
  • Allergic and non-allergic rhinoconjunctivitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Oral allergy syndrome/pollen-food syndrome
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Angioedema (swelling)
  • Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Drug allergy
  • Antibiotic allergy
  • Anaesthetic allergy (local and general)
  • Latex allergy
  • Food allergy 
  • Allergic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Bee/wasp venom allergy
  • Difficult allergic asthma
  • Seminal fluid allergy
  • Occupational allergy






  • King’s College Hospital
  • Cambridge University Hospital


  • Treasurer, Council of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • World Allergy Organisation