Professional background

Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and Migrant/Refugee Health at UCLH/Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

MD (Res) UCL, MA (Physiology; First Class Hons) Cantab, Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, LSTHM.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Academy of Medical Educators.

Runs clinics for children and young people in Paediatric Infectious Diseases/Tropical Medicine, Paediatric Allergy, and General Paediatrics.

Lead for Paediatric Infection/Paediatric TB, Paediatric Asylum-Seeker Services, and RESPOND, a screening and care-planning service for asylum seekers in temporary accommodation in North Central London.

Sarah is currently Clinical Lead and College Tutor for General Paediatrics.

Research interests

  • Refugee and Inclusion Health
  • B cell Immunology
  • HIV infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Medical education


Farrant O, Eisen S, van Tulleken C, Ward A, Longley N. Why asylum seekers deserve better healthcare, and how we can give it to them. BMJ 2022; 376:n3069

Cinardo P, Farrant O, Gunn K, Ward A, Eisen S, Longley N. Screening for Neglected Tropical Diseases and other infections in refugees and asylum seeker populations in the UK: a review article. Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease. In press

Sanchez-Clemente N, Eisen S, Harkensee C, Longley N, O’Grady R, Ward A. Beyond Arrival: Safeguarding Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2022; in press

Dougherty H, Eisen S, Fraser L, Gomes S, Roland D. Piloting a registry for paediatric sepsis: The PoRPoiSe study. J Paediatr Child Health 2022 doi: 10.1111/jpc.15873. Online ahead of print

Armitage AJ, Cohen J, Heys M, Hardelid P, Ward A, Eisen S. Description and evaluation of a

pathway for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Arch Dis Child. 2022;107(5):456-460.

Cohen J, Banks M, Kon O, Eisen S

Utility of esophageal ultrasound-guided biopsy of mediastinal lymph nodes in diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis. PIDJ. In press

Machta J, Trompeter S, Yamamoto AK, Eisen S.

Iron-deficiency anaemia: the perils of excess milk-drinking. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2022 Apr;107(2):145-149.

Kohns V, Renk H, Popielska J, Nyirenda Nyang'wa M, Burokiene S, Gkentzi D, Gowin E, Donà

D, Villanueva-Medina S, Riordan A, Hufnagel M, Eisen S, Da Dalt L, Giaquinto C, Bielicki JA.

SARS-CoV-2 testing and infection control strategies in European paediatric emergency

departments during the first wave of the pandemic. Eur J Pediatr. 2021;180(4):1299-1305.

Williams B, Boullier M, Williams A, Ward A, Cricks Z, Naidoo R, Robinson K, Eisen S, Cohen J. Screening for infection in unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people. Arch Dis Child 2020;105:530–532

Knox K, Baldwin N, Cadman C, Davies O, Goh L, Mortimer R, Stiles C, Baki Y, Eisen S. Responsive In-situ Simulation in Kids (RISK) project: a novel approach to learning from clinical incident reporting. BMJ Stel 2018;0:1–2.

Eisen S, Hayden C, Young CJ, Gilson R, Jungmann E, Jacobsen MC, Poulsom H, Goldblatt D, Klein NJ, Baxendale HE. B-cell development and pneumococcal immunity in vertically acquired HIV infection. AIDS. 2016; 30(12):1867-76.

Eisen S*, Sukhani S*, Brightwell A, Stoneham S, Long A. Peer Mentoring – evaluation of a novel programme in Paediatrics. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2014; 99 (2): 142-146. (*joint first authors)

Eisen, S. A Child with Adrenal Suppression. Clinical Cases for MRCPCH Theory and Science. RCPCH; 2014 (book chapter)

Eisen S*, Pealing L*, Aldridge RW, Siedner MJ, Necochea A, Leybell I, Valencia T, Herrera B, Wiles S, Friedland JS, Gilman RH, Evans CA. Effects of ascent to high altitude on human anti-mycobacterial immunity. PLoS ON. 2013; E 8(9): e74220 (*joint first authors)

Eisen S, Honywood L, Shingadia D, Novelli V. Spinal tuberculosis in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2012; 97 (8): 724-729

Gardiner M, Eisen S, Murphy C. Training in Paediatrics. Oxford University Press; 2009 (textbook)

Klein NJ, Neth O, Eisen S. Infectious Diseases and Immunology. Training in Paediatrics. Oxford University Press; 2009.

Eisen S, Dzwonek A, Klein NJ. Mannose-Binding Lectin and HIV. Future Virology. 2008. 3 (3): 225-233 (review article)

Dennison J, Eisen S, Towers M, Ingham Clark C. An effective electronic surgical referral system. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2006; 88 (6) 554-556

Fertleman C, Gibbs J, Eisen S. Video improved role play for teaching communication skills. Medical Education. 2005; 39 (11): 1155-6

Kingsbury AE, Sangha H, Eisen S, Daniel SE, Lees AJ, Foster OJF. Alteration in alpha synuclein gene transcription in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2004; 19 (2): 162