Physicians

Dr. John J. Costa

A life-long resident of the South Shore, Dr. John J. Costa graduated from Harvard College and the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Boston University Medical Center and sub-specialty training in Allergy/Immunology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He actively participates in the Maintenance of Certification program of the ABAI and has twice recertified his Allergy/Immunology boards. Dr. Costa is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Dr. Costa is also the Medical Director of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Practice of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has been an invited lecturer at local, regional and national meetings and educational courses, and a consultant to the biotechnical industry. He has published peer-reviewed original scientific research articles on the molecular/cellular biology of the allergic inflammatory response, as well as invited reviews. He has a broad clinical interest in all aspects of common allergic disorders.

His detailed curriculum vitae can be found here: (costa_cv.pdf | 68.8kb).

Dr. Lakiea Wright

Dr. Wright received her undergraduate degree from New York University. Prior to earning a medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate, she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Cornell University and taught middle school science. She completed her Internal Medicine training at Northwestern in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. While completing her fellowship training, she earned a Master’s of Public Health degree in Health Care Management and Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Wright enjoys seeing patients for treatment of asthma and a wide variety of allergic and immunologic conditions. Dr. Wright maintains her Harvard Medical School affiliation and enjoys teaching and conducting research studies on modifiable risk factors for asthma and allergies, asthma technology, and asthma population management.

Dr. Monica Ghoshhajra

Dr. Ghoshhajra graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron in Ohio, and earned her medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, having trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She underwent sub-specialty training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She maintains board certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Ghoshhajra is also an Associate Physician of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Practice of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and a part-time Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.