When you book an allergy appointment for your child with Dr Costa, it's important that you have peace of mind and confidence in your doctor's experience and skills. Read below to find out more about Dr Costa'a clinical experience and qualifications.
Dr Costa is a Consultant Paediatrician and fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
He has over 16 years of experience in Paediatrics and over 12 years in Paediatric Allergy.
Previously he led the Paediatric Allergy Services at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.
Before that, he led the Paediatric Allergy Service at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Costa is proud to hold two post-graduate certificates; the first is in Paediatric Allergy, from Instituto de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Católica in Lisbon/Portugal and the second is a qualification in Allergy, undertaken at the Imperial College in London. Dr Costa also speaks fluent French and Portuguese.
More About Dr Costa
Dr Costa runs several allergy clinics in Leamington Spa and Oxford - focusing on the diagnosis and management of Food Allergy, Hayfever, Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Angioedema, Eczema, Asthma and MCAS. He's also a member of the Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
He is a member of the Core Group of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Standards of Care Committee.
He has been appointed to become an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Allergy at Warwick Medical School.
Recently he has been appointed as a Member of the Paediatric Advisory Group for Mast Cell Action.
He is also the National and Regional (Warwickshire) advisor for Children & Young People and Allergy for the Nuffield Hospitals.
His primary focus of interest in Allergy is in immunotherapy and desensitization, mainly to house dust mites and pollens - both sublingual and subcutaneous. José is the co-author of a study titled “Increase in Multiple Nut Reactivity with Increasing Age is Not an Artefact of Incomplete Allergy Testing”, which explored the introduction of nuts into an infant/child's diet. This research found that not introducing nuts that children are not allergic to will increase their risk of developing allergy to those nuts later in life.
Outside of the clinic, Dr Costa has a keen interest in researching and teaching paediatric allergies and is currently researching diagnostic tools for non-IgE mediated food allergies.
Was very impressed with the way this doctor handled my son's case. Thank you.
Dr Costa's private allergy clinic for infants and children offers a wide range of allergy services for parents who need an efficient, expert service to help test, diagnose and manage their children's allergy - without the wait.