Faculty & Staff

Faculty Member

Oswaldo L. Castro, MD
Senior Advisor, Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics, College of Medicine

Email: olcastro@aol.com
Office: (202) 865-8292
Fax: (202) 232-6719
Address: 1840 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Location: HURB-1/203

Brief Bio: Dr. Oswaldo Castro is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, and also a consultant to the Sickle Cell Clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, United States of America. He received his medical school training at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and his hematology specialty training at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Dr. Castro is certified in internal medicine and in hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joined the Howard University faculty in 1974 as Deputy Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease. From 1990 to 2006, he was the Center's Director. He now serves as a special advisor to the Center. Dr. Castro has had a life-long interest in the clinical and research aspects of sickle cell disease and has published over 100 scientific articles dealing primarily with complications of this disorder.

Interests: Pulmonary hypertension, transfusion medicine and iron deficiency as they relate to sickle cell disease.

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