Professor Nick Makwana BSc MBChB MRCPCH PCME MD
Honorary Professor (Institute of Clinical Sciences), University of Birmingham / Consultant Paediatrician (Paediatric Allergy), Department of Child Health, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust / Group Director, Women and Child Health, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust / Paediatric MBChB Curriculum Lead, University of Birmingham / Chair Paediatric Allergy Committee, BSACI
My qualifications are BSc (HONS) Pharmacology (Scientific degree), MBChB (General Medical Qualification), MRCPCH (Specialist Qualification to Practice Paediatrics), PCME (Specialist Qualification to Teach), MD (Specialist Research Degree).
I graduated in Medicine from Birmingham University in 1996 (MBChB) with a distinction in Anatomy and honours in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Social Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacology before completing my medical training at Birmingham City Hospital. I also gained an additional honors degree in Pharmacology (BSc).
I passed my MRCPCH (Member of the Royal College of Physicians: London) in 2000. I am a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
I obtained an additional teaching Qualification during my training from the University of Wolverhampton which enhanced my skills at delivering teaching and training to medical students, junior doctors and peers. I currently deliver teaching at a local, regional, national and international level.
I gained extensive experience in General Paediatrics and care of the sick newborn at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, New Cross Hospital (Wolverhampton) and Dudley Group of Hospitals (Dudley). Focused training in management of the acutely sick child was at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the regional Intensive Care Unit as well as in the Accident and Emergency Department. I studied Paediatric Allergy and Infectious Disease at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (now called the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust), Liverpool.
During my time at Alder Hey I was affiliated with the University of Liverpool and completed an MD Thesis (Research Degree) into the diagnosis and management of Meningococcal Disease, the results of which were published in journals and presented at international meetings.
Most recently, as a result of my clinical practice and influence over regional care, I have just been certified by the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) as a European Paediatric Allergist. This title is something that only 15 other doctors in the UK hold and is one of my proudest achievements.
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