Dr Ola Smith is a Consultant Paediatrician covering all aspects of general paediatrics. He has a specialist interest in allergies, such as food and respiratory allergies including asthma, hayfever and eczema. He qualified as a doctor in 1990 and also completed a MSc in Allergy from Imperial College London. After taking up his position as a Consultant Paediatrician in East Kent and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Kings College Hospital, London, he established the Paediatric Allergy Service in East Kent in 2002.
Ola is also responsible for the care of children with Cystic Fibrosis in the Southern half of East Kent for whom he has established a multidisciplinary unified service which has been well commended. He is the Trust Paediatric Education lead and has served as College Tutor for the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH).
Ola's postgraduate work includes experience at the Hammersmith Hospital, London and Sheffield Children’s Hospital amongst other hospitals. He worked as Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. He has published and presented work on multigenerational studies in Asthma and Allergy at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conferences.
Ola is married with two children.