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MBChB (UCT , summa cum laude); FRCPCH (London); MSc (Clin Pharm) (Univ Surrey, with distinction); Diploma Paed Nutrition (London ), Diploma in Allergy (Southampton) , PhD (Paediatric allergy), FAAAI

Claudia Gray is a paediatrician with subspecialist accreditation in allergology. She undertook her medical degree at the University of Cape Town, graduating as top overall medical student with a summa cum laude. She then went on to specialize in paediatrics, paediatric allergy and paediatric clinical pharmacology in London. She returned from the United Kingdom to settle in Cape Town with her family in 2009, when she undertook a PhD looking into eczema and food allergy. This unique combination of training and experience allows Claudia to offer comprehensive management of a wide range of paediatric and allergic disorders.

Claudia maintains her academic ties as a part time allergy consultant at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town.

Claudia has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Allergy Society of South Africa since 2012. She is also an active Director of the Allergy Foundation of South Africa.

Claudia has over 70 publications in the fields of allergy and pharmacology in local as well as high-impact international journals, and presents regularly at local as well as international conferences. She is on the editorial team of the journal “Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology” and a proud co-editor of the new 2017 ALLSA allergy text book. Claudia is a regular examiner at the postgraduate Diploma in Allergy and Allergy Fellowship exams.

Claudia has a deep passion for empathetically diagnosing and managing patients, and absolutely loves dealing with children of all ages! When not working or researching or editing, she enjoys partaking in a variety of sports, dancing, writing children’s stories (not much time for this currently!) and spending plenty of “Mama time” with her 4 wonderful children.

Recent Publications

  1. Gray CL, Venter C, Emanuel S, Fleischer D. Peanut introduction and the prevention of peanut allergy: evidence and practical implications. Current Allergy Clin Immunology 2018; 31: 14-21
  2. Gray CL, Levin ME. Food allergies- should we be going peanut-free in South African schools? Current Allergy Clin Immunology 2018;31: 28-30
  3. Gray CL, van Niekerk E. Breast Feeding and Allergies. Current Allergy and Clin Immunol 2017;30: 142-149
  4. Gray CL, Berry L. Cranial nerve mischief masquerading as food allergy. Current Allergy and Clin Immunol 2017, 30: 92-93
  5. Gray CL, Levin M, du Toit G. Respiratory co-morbidity in South African Children with Atopic Dermatitis. South African Medical J 2017, in print
  6. Gray CL. Food Allergy in South Africa. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports 2017, 17: 35-40
  7. Gray CL, Levin ME, du Toit G. Which test is best for diagnosing peanut allergy in South African children with atopic dermatitis? SAMJ 2016; 106: 214-220
  8. Gray CL, van Zyl A, Strauss L. Midnight anaphylaxis to red meat in patients with alpha gal sensitisation: a recent discovery in the food allergy world and a case report from South Africa. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2016; 29: 102-104
  9. Gray CL. Sherbet! Two cases of food-additive reactions. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2016; 29: 122-124
  10. Gray CL: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015; 28: 166-175
  11. Gray CL, Levin ME, Wieselthaler N et al. Peri-anaesthetic anaphylaxis due to radiographic contrast medium: the role of intradermal testing in diagnosis and management. Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015; 28: 210-212
  12. Gray CL, Friedman R, Hockman M et al. The diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis : summary of recommendations by the South African allergic rhinitis working group (SAARWG) 2015 . Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2015; 28: 285-295
  13. Gray CL, Levin ME, du Toit G. Ethnic differences in peanut allergy patterns in South African children with atopic dermatitis. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015; 26: 721-30
  14. Basera W, Botha M, Gray CL et al. The South African Food Sensitisation and Food Allergy population-based study of IgE-mediated food allergy: validity, safety and acceptability. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2015; 115: 113-9
  15. Levin ME, Gray CL, Goddard E et al. South African Food Allergy consensus document 2014. SAMJ 2015;105: 62-65
  16. Gray CL, Levin ME, Zar H et al. Food sensitization and allergy in South African children with atopic dermatitis. Pediatric Allergy Immunol 2014;25: 572-9


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