Scott P Commins MD, PhD

Patricia V. Smith, BA 2023 Conf.

Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Alpha-gal syndrome, mast cells and tick bites


Dr. Scott Commins joined the faculty of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 and is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics. He is a member of the UNC Food Allergy Initiative and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Commins maintains an active clinical practice and research program related to the alpha-gal mammalian meat allergy syndrome and the human immune response to tick bites.

Dr. Commins received both M.D. & Ph.D. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) as part of their Medical Scientist Training Program. Following a residency in Internal Medicine, Scott completed a fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at The University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). Dr. Commins is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and was a member of the Congressionally-appointed Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (2018-2020) where he was co-chair of the alpha-gal syndrome and public comment subcommittees.


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