Epworth Allergy Specialists

Epworth Allergy Specialists provide a comprehensive service for children and adults with allergic and immune disorders.

Our services

  • Skin prick testing
  • Respiratory function testing
  • Inpatient food challenges
  • Inpatient intradermal testing for investigation of drug allergy
  • Inpatient drug challenges
  • Immunotherapy/desensitisation (injection and sublingual)

Conditions treated

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Urticaria
  • Food allergy
  • Eczema
  • Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Insect-sting allergy
  • Drug allergy

Our doctors

Specialists doctors

Dr Julian Bosco MBBS (Hons) FRACP FRCPA
Allergist and Immunologist

Dr Julian Bosco is a clinical immunologist and allergist with a strong interest to diagnose and manage disorders of the immune system. He graduated with Honours in Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2002. He then pursued specialist Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Immunopathology training in Melbourne and Sydney and was awarded Fellowships in Clinical Immunology & Allergy and Immunopathology in 2011.
Julian as been a consultant immunologist and allergist with the Epworth Allergy Specialists since 2012. He manages conditions such as urticaria and angioedema, food and drug allergy, immunotherapy and mast cell disorders. He also manages immunodeficiency diseases and inflammatory autoimmune conditions such as Behcet’s, sarcoidosis and vasculitis. He also consults at the Alfred and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospitals and as an immunopathologist at Alfred Pathology and Melbourne Pathology.
Julian completed his PhD on immune regulation at the Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 2015 and continues to be actively involved in clinical research and education. He is also a member of Australian Society for Clinic

Paediatric specialists doctors

Dr Joanne Smart BSc MBBS PhD FRACP
Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist

Dr Joanne Smart is a Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist who has been involved in the care of children with allergic and immune disorders since 1998.
Joanne completed her medical degree, advanced training in Paediatric Medicine and a PhD researching the underlying immune basis of childhood allergic disease through the University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics.
Joanne has been established in private Paediatric allergy practice since 2003 and has strived to create the first comprehensive paediatric allergy service delivering first rate, evidence-based care of the breadth of allergic and immune disorders in the private sector, including the administration of food and drug challenges and immunotherapy.
Over the last 15 years, Joanne has been privileged to provide the often required long term specialist medical care to a generation of infants and children with both allergic and immune disorders to their adolescent and early adult years

Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist

Dr Mehr completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and trained both at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and Child ren’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. He has been a Consultant Allergist/Immunologist for 10 years in both public and private practice.
His current appointments include Consultant Staff Specialist in Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Treasuer of the Australasian Society of Immunology and Allergy, Sub-editor of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health and he sits on various committees (Allergy working party for Immunology QAP, Immunotherapy working party of ASCIA, Paediatric subcommittee of ASCIA, AusEE patient support group, Centre for Food & Allergy Research)
Dr Mehr has strong interest in research in Paediatric allergy and immunology, having published peer-reviewed papers published in both local and international journals and has been involved in clinical trials involving peanut desensitisation, molecular characterization of food allergies, and FPIES.
Dr Mehr provides clinical care to children with severe eczema, food/insect/drug allergies, FPIES, eosinophilic esophagitis, hay-fever/insect anaphylaxis (including those requiring immunotherapy), immunodeficiency and periodic fever syndromes. He immensely enjoys his interaction with his patients, parents, and prides himself in providing great clinical care, and being readily contactable for his patients.


Epworth Allergy Specialists are located on Level 1, Sessional consulting suites

Contact us

Phone: 03 9426 6888
Fax: 03 9426 6889
Email: allergyspecialists@epworth.org.au

 A valid referral is required for all appointments