Sarra Abu El-Gasim

Dr. Sarra Abu El-Gasim Consultant General Paediatrician

Years of Experience : 10

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English, Arabic

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Dr Sarra Abu El-Gasim is a UK board-certified Consultant in General Paediatrics with a special interest in Paediatric Allergy. She obtained her primary medical degree (MBBS) from King’s College London and was awarded her membership by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2015. Dr Abu El-Gasim finished her specialist training (CCT) in General Paediatrics and has extensive clinical experience in the field since 2010, including within various subspecialties such as paediatric emergency and neonatal medicine. She worked at several prestigious teaching hospitals across London, providing secondary and tertiary care paediatric services. She is fully competent in the management of a broad range of acute and chronic general paediatric conditions, with excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills. Dr Abu El-Gasim completed the RCPCH Specialist Interest Module (SPIN) in Paediatric Allergy after working at two dedicated and well-established paediatric allergy departments in London (Evelina Children’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital). She accumulated significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases in children and co-existing atopic conditions such as asthma and eczema. She is proficient at performing cutaneous allergy testing in children. Before moving to the UAE, she provided consultant grade services in general paediatrics and paediatric allergy at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London. She is an active member of both the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity, and Infection Group (BPAIIG). She presented at the national BSACI conference, and developed a trust-wide clinical guideline in the management of IgE-mediated egg allergies in children. She also worked as an Educational Fellow at the Allergy Academy of King’s College London, and was involved in the design and operational management of innovative educational events for various health care professionals and academic institutions. Her areas of expertise include,

  • General Paediatric conditions (e.g. abdominal pain, constipation, reflux, vomiting)
  • Food allergies (simple and complex)
  • Atopic conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, eczema
  • Pollen Food Syndrome, Chronic urticaria
  • Allergy testing including skin prick testing
  • Adrenaline auto-injector device and intranasal steroid spray training

Awards & Achievements

  • Learning from Excellence Award (Teamwork and Communication), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK
  • BSACI Conference Presentations (Anaphylaxis Audit Poster Presentations, Paediatric Grand-round Case Presentation), UK
  • Regional South Thames Paediatric Endocrine Group (STPEG) Presentation, UK
  • Educational Fellow for the Allergy Academy, King’s College London, UK
  • Abstract reviewer for European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Conference
  • Lead for Paediatric Procedural Skills Training, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, UK
  • Joint lead for Paediatric Middle-Grade Educational Programme, King’s College Hospital
  • Medical Student In-Course PACES assessor and Mock OSCE Examiner, UK

Research & Publications

  • Ved Bhushan Arya, Sarra Abu El-Gasim, Sreena Das, Zita Reisz, Bassel Zebian, David D’Cruz, Andrew King, Tim Tampton, Simon J B Aylwin, Ritika R Kapoor, Charles R Buchanan. IgG4-related hypophysitis in adolescence, Journal of Pediatric and Endocrinology and Metabolism; 34 (3): 395 - 399
  • Sarra Abu El-Gasim, Nicola Brathwaite, Susan Leech. P064 Poster Presentation- Are we prescribing an appropriate dose of adrenaline auto-injectors for self-administration in the over 60kg paediatric allergy population? The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Abstracts of the 2019 Annual Meeting, Clinical & Experimental Allergy; 49 (12), December 2019
  • S. I. A. El-Gasim, H. Balamoun & H. Benziger: Idiopathic Ileo-Ileal Intussusception In Older Children: A Case Report And Brief Literature Review. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2010 Volume 12 Number 2 ISSN:1528-8374 (Peer-reviewed electronic publication)

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), King’s College London, UK
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology with Basic Medical Sciences (BSc), King’s College London, UK
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), UK
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Paediatrics, UK
  • RCPCH Special Interest Module (SPIN) in Paediatric Allergy, UK


  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), UK
  • British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI), UK
  • British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity, and Infection Group (BPAIIG), UK
  • General Medical Council, UK