Adam read Medicine at Cambridge University. From 2006, he spent 9 years as clinical lead for Allergy (Adult & Paediatric) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. After 3 years as Clinical Director for Specialist Ambulatory Medicine, he took up the post of Deputy Medical Director (Commercial) for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2018 until 2023. He is also a Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and the founding Director of the KCL Allergy Academy, a postgraduate educational programme, which was a finalist at the BMJ Awards in 2018.
Adam was elected as President of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, the first Paediatrician to hold this position, from October 2018 until 2021 and is now Chair of the National Allergy Strategy Group.
Adam was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ from Allergy UK in 2007. His doctoral thesis on peanut allergy received the Raymond Horton Smith prize from Cambridge University in 2012 and he was included in The Times ‘Britain’s 100 Best Children’s Doctor’s’. Adam received the William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy in 2015 and a Department of Health National Clinical Excellence award from the in 2016 and 2020.
Together with two colleagues he established The Food Allergy Immunotherapy Centre at Great Ormond St Hospital in 2021, where he initiated the first patient in the world, outside of the US, on Palforzia (the first licenced food allergy desensitisation product). The centre offers oral immunotherapy for multiple foods.