Professional background

Sarah studied medicine at Cambridge University and University College London Medical School before completing specialist training in paediatrics in London. She has a particular interest in infectious diseases and allergy, having trained at St Mary’s and Great Ormond Street hospitals. She holds the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSTHM 2008).

Sarah’s research interests are in B cell immunology and adolescent HIV infection. She has completed an MD (Res) in this field (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research fellow, Institute of Child Health, UCL, 2014). She was awarded the Sam Tucker fellowship (Royal Society of Medicine, 2009). She also holds a MA (Hons) degree in Physiology.

Sarah’s main non-clinical interest is in medical Eeucation and training. She is a fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the Academy of Medical Educators. She has an interest in mentoring and is national co-lead for mentoring for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She has received several teaching awards for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
At UCLH, Sarah runs clinics for children and young people in general paediatrics, and specialist clinics in allergy and infectious diseases. Sarah is co-lead for paediatric simulation at UCLH.

Research interests

  • B cell Immunology
  • HIV infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Medical education


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