Dr David Luyt

Academic Champion in Paediatric Allergy

Dr David Luyt

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer within the Department of Medical Education, University of Leicester
  • Consultant Paediatrician within University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Children's Allergy Service
Leicester Royal Infirmary

Email: david.luyt@uhl-tr.nhs.uk


David Luyt is a Consultant Paediatrician at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He completed his undergraduate medical and postgraduate paediatric studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. After qualifying as a paediatrician he undertook a research fellowship in Leicester from which he obtained a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Leicester for his thesis entitled ‘The prevalence and nature of wheeze in pre-school children: a questionnaire survey’.

He is the lead consultant in the Children’s Allergy Service in Leicester. Since his appointment in 1996, he has been instrumental in expanding and further developing the allergy service to provide food challenge and subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy programmes; and with dietetic colleagues in providing the first milk and egg oral tolerance induction programmes in the UK. He also runs a paediatric sleep disordered breathing service and is a consultant in his institution’s paediatric high dependency and respiratory ward.

He is the Undergraduate Lead for Child Health within the MBChB at the University of Leicester.

Potential opportunities

Research opportunities in paediatric allergy and respiratory.

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Contact Details

College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road