Dr. Peter Vadas is a specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at St. Michael's Hospital, a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has a special interest in the investigation and management of anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, food allergies, adverse drug reactions and reactions to stinging insects. His office practice at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto includes investigation and treatment of allergic rhinitis, urticaria and angioedema, anaphylaxis, mastocytosis, asthma, adverse drug reactions and reactions to stinging insects, including venom immunotherapy. Investigation and management of food allergies and anaphylaxis includes fresh food testing, drug testing and graded oral challenges. Desensitization to certain medications is offered where indicated. Investigation of increased susceptibility to infections, includes hypogammaglobulinemia, common variable immunodeficiency and IgG subclass deficiency.
Dr. Vadas is a senior scientist at St. Michael's Hospital Research Institute, with a focus on basic, translational and clinical research in the areas of chemical mediators of anaphylaxis, biochemical and clinical risk factors predisposing to severe and fatal multi-system allergic reactions and mechanisms of induction of tolerance.
In addition to his clinical practice as an allergist and clinical immunologist, Dr. Vadas is an experienced legal medicine specialist in the areas of life-threatening anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock, food allergies, adverse drug reactions and severe reactions to stinging insects. He provides litigation support as an expert medical witness for both defence and plaintiffs.
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