Doctor Coma González has done a great care work, attending all kind of allergic diseases, and having as his main objective the integral attention of the patient
Doctor Gerardo Coma González studied Medicine at the University of Oviedo, graduating in 1982. He completed his training as a specialist in the Allergology and Clinical Immunology Unit of the University Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona, ??expanding his training in the Allergy Division of Merk-Igoda in Barcelona. He is the second generation of allergists. His father, Doctor. Gerardo Coma Díaz, was one of the pioneers of allergology in Spain and the first to practice it in Asturias. Since the beginning of his professional activity, Doctor Coma González has done a great care work, attending all kind of allergic diseases, and having as his main objective the integral attention of the patient.
Allergology is a medical specialty that deals with the knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of pathologies produced by autoimmunity mechanisms. Coma González is an expert in allergology and, therefore, is prepared to prevent, diagnose and treat allergic diseases and educate patients and family members about them. He has trained, not only academically, but also through experience, in allergic diseases and is trained to evaluate the different aspects of allergic diseases that can affect different body systems (skin, digestive system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system , etc.)
The doctor was a member of the Advisory Council on Clinical Research of the Janssen Research Council, and honorary professor at the University of Oviedo. He has always combined his care activity with the study of allergic diseases. In the 1990s, he presented a comprehensive study on allergic sensitivity to Candida albicans, its clinical implications and its treatment. Candida albicans is a fungus of the sucromycete family that is usually found in the oral cavity, in the gastrointestinal tract and in the vagina. It has a relevant function in the digestion of sugars through a fermentation process.
His studies have also demonstrated the occupational allergic sensitivity to the fungus Serpula lacrymans, present in the dry rot of the wood of the interior foothills of the mines.
In collaboration with the periodontist Alberto Sicilia and his team, he was able to demonstrate for the first time, worldwide, the existence of titanium allergy.
Currently, he focuses his studies on fungal respiratory allergies and food and intestinal allergies, as well as his influence on the appearance of food intolerances, chronic hives, angioedemas and other chronic pathologies.
This present year he has received the Gold Medal for Health Merit from the Illustrious Academy of Health Sciences Ramón y Cajal, and the 21st Century National Medicine Prize in the Allergology category.