Dr Ashisha Kallukaran
Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist
MBBS, MMed, DCH, FRACPWoolloongabba
Dr Ashisha Kallukaran (Dr. Ash) is a Brisbane-based dual specialist in Paediatric Immunology and Allergy as well as General Paediatrics.
Being a dual specialist, Dr. Ash provides a holistic model of care for children with all forms of allergy, such as food, drugs, environmental, eczema, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. She performs diagnostic skin prick testing, intradermal testing, food challenges, and immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis. She also manages immune system disorders including immunodeficiency, autoinflammatory disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis, angioedema, and chronic urticaria.
Dr. Ash was awarded her fellowship in 2021 by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Paediatric Immunology and Allergy as well as General Paediatrics after completing her specialist training through the Sydney Children’s and Queensland Children’s hospital networks. She completed her basic degree in Medicine in Mumbai in 2004, after which she moved to Australia to complete a Master of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2007.
Dr. Ash has presented at Allergy conferences in Australia and has been part of multiple food allergy research projects. She is a member of ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy) and TAPID collaboration (Transplantation and Primary Immunodeficiency). She is actively involved in educating general practitioners, especially in rural settings, and has presented at Regional Food allergy updates.
She employs evidence-based medicine to develop management plans for her patients and works with the whole family to improve their confidence in managing their child’s symptoms.
Dr. Ash is currently part of the Paeds in a Pod team, an associate lecturer at the University of Queensland, and a visiting medical specialist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
As a mother of two young children, she is attuned to family concerns which helps her deliver more empathetic and sensitive care. Outside of work, she enjoys time with the family and her fur baby.
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