Meet Dr. Thomas Chacko, Board Certified Immunologist

Dr. Chacko on the Top Doctors cover of Atlanta Magazine
Dr. Chacko Featured on the Cover of Atlanta’s Top Doctor Magazine

Dr. Thomas Chacko, Food Allergy Specialist

An experienced allergist, Dr. Thomas Chacko provides treatment for food allergy to both adults and children. Dr. Chacko is also a board certified immunologist whose wide experience and treatment protocols deliver many successful outcomes. He is a patient favorite. Dr. Chacko maintains five food allergy treatment centers in the Atlanta area, so you will find an office close to you wherever you are located in Metro Atlanta.

Dr. Chacko has been published in multiple scientific journals and other publications, including a review of the current asthma guidelines and a chapter on anaphylaxis in the operating room. He has also presented his research on allergy skin testing and immunotherapy at national meetings for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for cover of Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctor” issue
  • Rated “One of America’s Top Doctors in Allergy/Immunology”
  • Chacko elected president of the Georgia Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Society – chosen by fellow allergists/immunologists in the Atlanta/Georgia area
  • Repeatedly named one of Atlanta’s Top Doctors by Atlanta magazine
  • Named one of Atlanta’s top allergists by Jezebel magazine

Professional Memberships & Honors

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Invited to serve on the 10-person taskforce of the National Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to write “Practice Parameters in Allergy Immunotherapy for 2012” – the only allergist in Georgia to be so honored

Dr. Chacko’s Atlanta Food Allergist awards

Outside of Medicine

Dr. Chacko is originally from New York City and moved to the Atlanta area in the summer of 2007 along with his wife, who is a high school teacher. He enjoys playing with his three small children and watching most sports.

Education & Training

Graduated, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia PA

Internal Medicine Residency

New York University/ Bellevue Hospital

Internal Medicine/Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Training

  • University of South Florida, Tampa Florida
  • Scored in the top 1% nationwide on the Allergy/Immunology In-Training Exam
  • Board Certified Pediatric and Adult Adult/Immunologist

Languages Spoken

Dr. Chacko is fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Chacko has the unique opportunity to be affiliated with some of Atlanta’s premier otolaryngology practices.

Ask Us a Question

    Understanding Oral Immunotherapy

    Oral Immunotherapy, also known as food desensitization, is a treatment that helps you build up immunities to food allergens that could otherwise be life-threatening.

    What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)?

    Oral immunotherapy is a treatment where a patient ingests small doses of an allergen to build up resistance.

    History of Oral Immunotherapy

    Oral immunotherapy dates back to the times of Alexander the Great. He would ingest poisons to increase immunities.

    Frequently Asked Questions About OIT

    Dr. Thomas Chacko and his team are there to answer the most common OIT questions and address your concerns.

    Oral Immunotherapy Treatments

    Before treating your food allergy, we will diagnose the allergen and then determine the best treatment option.

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