Our advisors

We are grateful for the support and collaboration that we have received from researchers and health professionals from specialities across the medical community.

We believe that awareness, diagnosis and treatment of MCAS can be dramatically improved, and our advisors and collaborators are essential to these ambitions. 

Please see further information about the members of our Medical Advisory Panel below.

You can find out more about our Dietetic Advisory Board here.

Dr José Costa is a senior consultant paediatrician and media commentator, specialising in the latest research, medical guidance and insight on childhood food allergies, Rhinitis (Hay Fever), Eczema, Asthma and associated conditions. 

With over 16 years of experience in Paediatrics and 12 years in Paediatric Allergy, Dr Costa is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. 

Dr Costa has practiced as a senior medic in both the NHS and private sector, having led both the Paediatric Allergy Services at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Costa is an active voice in the allergy community and believes that, as well as managing the physical risk of allergies, supporting a more inclusive environment for children affected is vital for their mental health and wellbeing.

You can read Dr Costa's full bio here or visit his website here.

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