Dr Timothy Watts is a Consultant Physician in Adult Allergy. His substantive consultant post is based at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he leads the drug allergy service. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, where he is a faculty member on the MSc Allergy postgraduate programme and has been the Allergic Skin Disease Module Lead for the course since 2019.
He qualified from Barts and The London Medical School and was later awarded a competitive NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Allergy in 2013. He completed dedicated higher specialty training in Adult Allergy within Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, achieving his CCT in Allergy in 2019. He is entered on the GMC Specialist Register for Allergy and is one of only a small number of Consultant Physicians in the UK with this qualification and specialist accreditation. He was appointed to his substantive consultant post in 2019.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of allergic disease, with specialist clinical and research interests in drug allergy and cutaneous allergy (patch testing), having published and presented extensively in these fields at an international level.
He additionally developed and leads a drug patch testing service within Homerton University Hospital, which functions as a regional referral centre within London for complex delayed-type drug eruptions.
He frequently teaches and supervises both undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees and sits on the Specialty Training Committee for Allergy & Immunology (London Deanery). He is named clinical supervisor and training lead for Immunology Specialty Registrars on rotation at Homerton University Hospital.
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Allergy 2019, GMC
EAACI/UEMS Knowledge Examination in Allergology and Clinical Immunology 2019, EAACI
MRCP (UK) 2014, Royal College of Physicians, London
MBBS Medicine (Distinction) 2011, University of London
BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences (1st Class) 2006, University of Plymouth.
Yung CC, Watts TJ, Haque R, 2020, Successful desensitization to metronidazole in a patient with generalized fixed drug eruption., J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, Vol:8, Pages:769-771.e1
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Cutaneous adverse drug reaction induced by oral dexamethasone with possible cross-reactivity to Group 1 corticosteroids confirmed by patch testing and intradermal testing, Contact Dermatitis, Vol:81, ISSN:0105-1873, Pages:384-+
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Patch testing for the investigation of nonimmediate cutaneous adverse drug reactions: A prospective single center study, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:2941-+
et al., 2019, Identifying Low-Risk Beta-Lactam Allergy Patients in a UK Tertiary Centre, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:2173-+
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Allergic contact dermatitis caused by VenaSeal tissue adhesive, Contact Dermatitis, Vol:80, ISSN:0105-1873, Pages:393-+
Watts TJ, 2019, Investigating Nonimmediate Drug Eruptions: Diagnostic Benefit of a Structured Approach, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:1324-1326
Watts TJ, Thursfield D, Haque R, 2019, Fixed Drug Eruption Due to Chlorhexidine Mouthwash Confirmed by Lesional Patch Testing, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:651-652
et al., 2019, A Patch Testing Initiative for the Investigation of Allergic Contact Dermatitis in a UK Allergy Practice: A Retrospective Study, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:89-95
et al., 2018, Steroid Allergy: Clinical Features and the Importance of Excipient Testing in a Diagnostic Algorithm, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:6, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:1655-1661
Watts TJ, Li PH, Haque R, 2018, DRESS Syndrome due to benzylpenicillin with cross-reactivity to amoxicillin, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-in Practice, Vol:6, ISSN:2213-2198, Pages:1766-1768