Dr. Costa is Associate Medical Director of Argos Laboratory, in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, Director of Dermatopathology at the Dona Libania Dermatology Center and Assistant Professor of the Universidade Estadual do Ceara (UECE) Medical School. He has formerly worked at the Cancer Insitute of Ceara as a staff pathologist.

He earned his medical degree from the Federal University of Ceara in 2003, and did his post-graduate residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the Hospital das Clinicas of the Ribeirao Preto Medical School (USP).

He is a fellow member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia (SBP) and member of the International Academy of Pathology. He is also participant member of the Braziliam Melanoma Group.