Professor George Du Toit is a consultant paediatrician with over two decades of experience in the treatment and management of allergies in children, including asthma, eczema, reflux, and hayfever. He sees private patients at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children and St Thomas Hospital (Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms).
Professor Du Toit gained his primary medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, after which he undertook basic and specialist registrar training. Upon completion of his training, Professor Du Toit was appointed Consultant in 2003. Since his appointment, he has also become an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Cape Town University and also an Honorary Consultant at St Ormond Street Hospital.
Professor Du Toit is also well known for his research, being the senior co-investigator on National Institutes for Health-funded research studies, including the ‘Learning about allergies to Peanut’ studies, aimed at understanding how to prevent peanut allergies and treating peanut allergies. He has also led studies to prevent common food allergies in breastfed infants (EAT-ON) and optimise sesame, milk, egg, and cashew allergies (BAT-2). Professor Du Toit is also a member of the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society and has previously chaired the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology pediatric section.
MBBCh University of Witwatersrand 1993
FCP College of Medicine SA 1999
DCH College of Medicine SA 1996
MMeD University of Cape Town 2000
Dip.Allergy College of Medicine SA 2002
FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2003
FAAAAI AAAAI USA 2007
Chair of EAACI Paediatric Section
Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at the Evelina Children’s Hospital
Reader in Paediatric Allergy, Kings College London
Co-investigator on Learning Early about Allergies to Peanut studies
Palisade and Artemis (Peanut Desensitisation Trials) principal investigator
Executive member of Allergy Academy, King’s College London
Honorary Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Honorary senior lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Cape Town University