Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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Dr Ola Smith

MBBS; MRCP (UK); FRCPCH (UK); PG Cert; MSc (Allergy, Imperial:; DCH (London)

Consultant Paediatrician


Year Qualified



Clinical Interests

  • Paediatric allergies
  • Respiratory paediatrics
  • General paediatrics (chest, abdominal, renal, neurology, etc)
  • Cystic Fibrosis


Specialising In

  • General Paediatrics 


Professional Profile

He has an MSc in Allergy from Imperial College, London. He established the Paediatric Allergy Service in East Kent in 2002 and has further developed the service with the comprehensive arrangement involving school nurses, health visitors, dieticians and other primary care professionals for whom he provides regular training.


He has General Paediatric, Respiratory & Allergy interests seeing children with general paediatric problems, food and respiratory allergies including asthma, hayfever and eczema.


Dr Smith is also responsible for the care of children with Cystic Fibrosis in the Southern half of East Kent for whom he has established a multidisciplinary unified service which has been well commended.


He is the Trust Paediatric Education lead and has served as College Tutor for the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH).


Dr O Smith’s postgraduate work includes experience at the Hammersmith Hospital, London and Sheffield Children’s Hospital amongst other hospitals. He worked as Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and has published and presented work on multigenerational studies in Asthma and Allergy at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conferences.


Children and Young People

 Dr Smith sees patients from birth for consultations.


Personal Profile

Dr Ola Smith is married with two children. He has had the opportunity to train in Nigeria and the United States, spending some time at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


His postgraduate experience is also widespread working in various parts of the United Kingdom. He supports environmental sustainability and healthy living.


Memberships & Associations

  • Royal College of Physicians 
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 
  • British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
  • British Paediatric Respiratory Society
  • European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology


Research Interests

His research interests include the Predictive values of Allergy blood tests and skin prick tests for which he has developed locally relevant data that facilitates clinical care.


He is the Principal Investigator on the TORPEDO study on Cystic Fibrosis and maintains a strong education and research interests relating them to enhanced clinical practice.


NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Ola Smith offers the following treatments and procedures: