Dr Jonathan Costello

Job title

Consultant in emergency medicine and honorary senior lecturer at University College London.



Contact details

Phone number: 020 7794 0500 ext 38002/33371

Related services

Emergency department


Dr Jonathan Costello 's interests include trauma, resuscitation and acute medicine healthcare management. Jonathan completed his MBA in Canada and he is a CQC specialist advisor, clinical advisor (commissioning group) and examiner for both University College London and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.


1.    Tumbu Fly Larvae. Park, JJ., Costello, J. NEJM 2017 (March 30), 376: e22.
2.    Evaluation of an evidence based quality improvement innovation for patients with musculoskeletal low back pain in an accident and emergency setting. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2015; 4:1 Potier, T., Tims, E., Kilbride, C., Rantell, K. [Acknowledgement (Supervision)]
3.    To scan or not to scan, to enhance or not to enhance?
Li, L., Costello, J. Hong Kong Med J, Nov 2014; 20(5):464
4.    Intusucception. 
Morrison C, Costello J. BMJ Case Rep 2014, Jan. 1-3.
5.    BMJ Letter. Keogh Report – A Paradigm Shift? Carter, R.,  DaCosta,D., Costello, J. Nov 2013; 347 
6.    Inaugural prehospital care programme: conception, development and delivery. Bulford, S., Costello, J.  EMJ 2014; 31: 86
7.    Frostbite from frosting. 
Vlachodimitropoulou, E., Costello, J. EMJ 2014; 31: 389.
8.    An ‘Open-Ishihara-Book’ case of what lies beneath. 
Parker, S., Costello, J. Jnl Clin Diag Res 2013; 7(5): 971
9.    Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs to provide symptomatic relief in uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection. [BBet]
Lewith, H., Costello, J. EMJ 2013; 30 (3): 252-253
10.    Doctor’s Perspective: the ‘new’UK 4-hour target (Letter)
Zhou, R., Costello, J. EMJ 2013; 30 (1): 84
11.    The use of corticosteroids in the management of costochondritis [BBet]
Gandhi, V., Costello, J. EMJ 2012; 29 (8), 686
12.    Should Tranexamic Acid be given to patients who are having an Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed? [BBet]
Morgan, A., Costello, J.  EMJ 2012; 29 (9): 773 - 776 
13.    Lemierre’s Syndrome masquerading as Necrotizing Fasciitis
Johnston, L., Costello, J. BJHM 2012; 73 (11), 652-653
14.    Should Anti-viral medication be used in Sudden Onset Idiopathic Sensorineural hearing loss? [BBet]
Morgan, A., Costello, J. EMJ 2012 – submitted pending publication 2012
15.    What lies beneath – An unusual case of TB Osteomyelitis. 
Bokhoven, M., Costello, J. EMJ 2012; 29 (8), 686
16.    Significant Coincidence. Melville, H., Costello, J.  EMJ 2012; 29 (5), 414
17.    A Retrospective Analysis of Cervical Spine Radiography in a Specialist Trauma Unit for Head Injury. Baneke, A., Shafei, R., Costello, J. EMJ 2012; 29 (12): 995-997 
18.    Cost of Haemolysis. Jacobs, J. Costello, J. Beckles, M. Ann Clin Bio 2012: 1-1 (Letter)
19.    “Is Intranasal Fentanyl better than Parenteral Morphine for managing acute severe pain in children?”. Kusre, S., Costello, J.  Emerg Med J., 2011; 28(12): 1077-1078 [BBet]
20.    “An Implementation Strategy for a Multicenter Pediatric Rapid Response System in Ontario”
Lobos AT., Costello J., Gilleland J., Gaiteiro R., Kotsakis A,.
Jt Comm Jnl Qual Pat Safety 2010; 36 (6), 271- 280
21.    “Haemolysis Analysis: An Audit of Haemolysed medical admission blood results”
P Jacobs, A Hamda, A  Al-hussain, A Kaul, J Costello. Acute Medicine Jnl 2010 Vol 9(1)
22.    “2.5mg or 5mg nebulised salbutamol in acute exacerbations of COPD”. [BBet]
Kusre, S., Costello, J.  Emerg Med J., 2010; 27(10): 789-790
23.    A Report by the Ontario Pediatric Critical Care Response Team Working Group on Initial
Experiences of Implementing a PCCRT. Costello. J, H. Mohseni-Bod, A. Kotsakis. 
Ann. Emerg Med., April 2008; Vol. 51(4), 502
24.    Nurse Perceptions: I cared for a child who had a Code Blue.
Middaugh, K.L., Costello, J., Dryden-Palmer, K., Parshuram, C. 
Am Jnl Resp & Crit Care Med. V175. 2007 (Abstract).
25.     ‘Handbook of ICU Therapy’ [2nd Ed.] - Chapter on ‘The Multiple Injured Patient’ 
Cambridge University Press / Greenwich Medical Media (ISBN 0-521-68247-9). 2006
26.    “Rectus Sheath Hematoma – a diagnostic dilemma”
Costello. J., Wright. J. Emerg Med J 2005; 22(7): 523-524.
27.    “Abdominal Radiography in ‘Body Packers’”. [BBet]
Costello. J, Townend. W. Emerg Med J., 2004; 21(4): 498.
28.    “Prophylactic antibiotics for subungal haematoma”. [BBet] 
Costello. J, Howes. M. Emerg Med J., 2004; 21(4): 503.
29.    “Nebulised Magnesium in Asthma”. [BBet]
Costello. J., Howes. M. Emerg Med J., 2004; 21: 586-587.
30.    “CT pulmonary angiogram compared with ventilation-perfusion scan for the diagnosis 
of pulmonary embolism in patients with cardio-respiratory disease”. [BBet]
Costello. J, Hogg. K. Emerg Med J., 2003; 20(6): 547-548.
31.    “Steroids in Sepsis – from past to present”
Costello, J., McConachie, I. CPD Anaes 2003; 5 (1): 26-28. 
32.    "Asymptomatic Ascariasis Infestation in a child - a case report” 
Costello.J, Keenan. P. Ir Med J 2001; 94 (9): 276.