Clinical Associate Professor
Allergy & Immunology
Vision Statement:

I am interested in studying various factors in the causation and manifestations of common allergic problems particularly related to food or insect reactions.

Research Interests:
  • Oral Allergy Syndrome
  • Insect Reactions
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Climatic Effects on Aero-allergens
Research Summary:

Allergic diseases are increasing in frequency in the developing world and are a significant problem affecting people’s Quality of Life. Clinical research studies may help to clarify some of the causes and factors of affecting this increasing epidemic of allergic problems and development of new diseases such as Oral Allergy Syndrome and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

MD University of Alberta
Internal Medicine, Residency UBC, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Immunology and Allergy Residency at University of Toronto
Recent Publications:
  1. Li A, Stark DF “Cockroach Allergy Associated with Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation in British Columbia” [Abstract]. Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, 2008. Supplement 1. p. 16
  2. Stark DF, Li A “Mountain Pine Beetle: A New Aero-Allergen” [Abstract]. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2009. Vol 124, Issue 2, Supplement 1. Page S243
  3. Jagdis A, Kanani AS, Stark DF. (2011) Oral Allergy Syndrome and Risk of Food Related Anaphylaxis: A Cross-Sectional Survey Analysis. [Presented at the Canadian Society of Allergy and Immunology, Annual General Scientific Meeting] [viewed on October 2010]
  4. Cicutto L, Julien B, Li N.Y., Nguyen-Luu N.U., Butler J., Stark D, et al. Comparing School Environments With and Without Legislation for the Prevention and Management of Anaphylaxis. Allergy 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j. 1398-9995.2011.02721.x.