Michel Erlewyn-Lajeunesse BSc MBBS DM FRCPCH LFHom

Dr Mich Lajeunesse is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Southampton Children's Hospital, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He is an accredited specialist in Paediatric Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Allergy, a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Despite his French Canadian roots Dr Lajeunesse was born and trained in the UK. He studied Microbiology at Swansea University, before reading Medicine at Imperial College London (St Mary's Hospital). During his postgraduate medical training, he conducted research into children's allergies, for which he was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Southampton.

He was subsequently appointed Lecturer in Paediatrics at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, where he developed a research interest in allergic reactions to vaccines and has worked on the safety of flu vaccines in children with egg allergy.

Dr Lajeunesse is actively involved in food allergy research. He maintains a diverse portfolio focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of food allergy in children.

His scientific publications can be viewed here.

Dr Lajeunesse has an open minded interest in complementary and alternative medicine and has studied homeopathy. He is a licensed associate of the Faculty of Homeopathy and has been an advisor on the safety of homeopathic medicines.

He was appointed to Southampton in 2008. He is the lead NHS consultant for the Regional Children's Allergy Service. Dr Lajeunesse takes a holistic approach to children with allergic problems and is experienced in the management of complex and severe allergies. In 2010 he appeared on the Channel Four TV series Embarassing Bodies kids special, treating a child with multiple food allergies.

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