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Mario Castro, MD, MPH, FCCP

Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Pulmonary Disease
Asthma
Lung Cancer

Board Certifications

Pulmonary Disease
Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Asthma and related allergic disease, COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, interstital lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, chronic cough, unexplained shortness of breath, vasculitis, chronic lung infections, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Lung Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-454-8917

Education

Education

Graduate: Public Health, St. Louis University School of Public Health, St. Louis, Missouri 1998
Fellowship: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 1994
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 1991
Medical Degree: University Of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 1988

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The Tiny <i>Drosophila Melanogaster</i> for the Biggest Answers in Huntington's Disease.
Rosas-Arellano A, Estrada-Mondragón A, Piña R, Mantellero CA, Castro MA
Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Aug 14; 19(8)pii: E2398. doi: 10.3390/ijms19082398.

PMID:
    30110961
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer.
Robertson AG, Kim J, Al-Ahmadie H, Bellmunt J, Guo G, Cherniack AD, Hinoue T, Laird PW, Hoadley KA, Akbani R, Castro MAA, Gibb EA, Kanchi RS, Gordenin DA, Shukla SA, Sanchez-Vega F, Hansel DE, Czerniak BA, Reuter VE, Su X, de Sa Carvalho B, Chagas VS, Mungall KL, Sadeghi S, Pedamallu CS, Lu Y, Klimczak LJ, Zhang J, Choo C, Ojesina AI, Bullman S, Leraas KM, Lichtenberg TM, Wu CJ, Schultz N, Getz G, Meyerson M, Mills GB, McConkey DJ, TCGA Research Network., Weinstein JN, Kwiatkowski DJ, Lerner SP
Cell. 2018 Aug 9; 174(4)1033. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.07.036.

PMID:
    30096301
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transition to universal primary health care coverage in Brazil: Analysis of uptake and expansion patterns of Brazil's Family Health Strategy (1998-2012).
Andrade MV, Coelho AQ, Xavier Neto M, Carvalho LR, Atun R, Castro MC
PLoS One. 2018; 13(8)e0201723. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201723.

PMID:
    30096201
    [PubMed - in process]
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Dermal Collagen Stabilization by Polyphenols and Spray Drying as an Encapsulation Strategy.
Anazco C, Rojas A, Gonzalez I, Castro MA, Robert P, Oyarzun-Ampuero F
Curr Top Med Chem. 2018 Aug 10; doi: 10.2174/1568026618666180810143730.

PMID:
    30095055
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ethanol Ablation for the Treatment of Cystic and Predominantly Cystic Thyroid Nodules.
Iñiguez-Ariza NM, Lee RA, Singh-Ospina NM, Stan MN, Castro MR
Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 Aug; 93(8)1009-1017. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.05.020.

PMID:
    30078409
    [PubMed - in process]
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Neutrophil cytoplasts induce T<sub>H</sub>17 differentiation and skew inflammation toward neutrophilia in severe asthma.
Krishnamoorthy N, Douda DN, Brüggemann TR, Ricklefs I, Duvall MG, Abdulnour RE, Martinod K, Tavares L, Wang X, Cernadas M, Israel E, Mauger DT, Bleecker ER, Castro M, Erzurum SC, Gaston BM, Jarjour NN, Wenzel S, Dunican E, Fahy JV, Irimia D, Wagner DD, Levy BD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Severe Asthma Research Program-3 Investigators.
Sci Immunol. 2018 Aug 3; 3(26)pii: eaao4747. doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.aao4747.

PMID:
    30076281
    [PubMed - in process]
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Partitioning of chlorinated paraffins (CPs) to Daphnia magna overlaps between restricted and in-use categories.
Castro M, Breitholtz M, Yuan B, Athanassiadis I, Asplund L, Sobek A
Environ Sci Technol. 2018 Aug 3; doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00865.

PMID:
    30074385
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Determination of viremia cut-off for risk to develop BKPyV associated nephropathy among kidney transplant recipients.
Bicalho CS, Oliveira RDR, David DR, Fink MCDS, Agena F, Castro MC, Panutti C, David-Neto E, Pierrotti LC
Transpl Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 3; e12969. doi: 10.1111/tid.12969.

PMID:
    30074295
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Energy and Fat Intake for Preterm Infants Fed Donor Milk Is Significantly Impacted by Enteral Feeding Method.
Castro M, Asbury M, Shama S, Stone D, Yoon EW, O'Connor DL, Unger S
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2018 Aug 2; doi: 10.1002/jpen.1430.

PMID:
    30070721
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Association between blood pressure and acute phase stroke case fatality rate: a prospective cohort study.
Furlan NE, Bazan SGZ, Braga GP, Castro MCNE, Franco RJDS, Gut AL, Bazan R, Martin LC
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2018 Jul; 76(7)436-443. doi: 10.1590/0004-282X20180059.

PMID:
    30066794
    [PubMed - in process]
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The functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in postpartum depressive states: a systematic review.
Garcia-Leal C, De Rezende MG, Corsi-Zuelli FMDG, De Castro M, Del-Ben CM
Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Sep; 12(5)341-353. doi: 10.1080/17446651.2017.1347500.

PMID:
    30058891
    [PubMed - in process]
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Infectious diarrhea in autologous stem cell transplantation: high prevalence of coccidia in a South American center.
Castro MD, Chebli JM, Costa LJ, Alves KRL, Atalla A, Neto AEH
Hematol Transfus Cell Ther. 2018 Apr-Jun; 40(2)132-135. doi: 10.1016/j.htct.2017.10.002.

PMID:
    30057986
    [PubMed]
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Serial Tuberculin Skin Tests Improves the Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Taxonera C, Ponferrada Á, Riestra S, Bermejo F, Saro C, Martín-Arranz MD, Cabriada JL, Barreiro-de Acosta M, de Castro ML, López-Serrano P, Barrio J, Suarez C, Iglesias E, Argüelles-Arias F, Ferrer I, Marín-Jiménez I, Hernández-Camba A, Bastida G, Van Domselaar M, Martínez-Montiel P, Olivares D, Rivero M, Fernandez-Salazar L, Nantes Ó, Merino O, Alba C, Gisbert JP, CONVERT study group from GETECCU.
J Crohns Colitis. 2018 Jul 21; doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjy104.

PMID:
    30052856
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Noise Is Not Error: Detecting Parametric Heterogeneity Between Epidemiologic Time Series.
Romero-Severson EO, Ribeiro RM, Castro M
Front Microbiol. 2018; 91529. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01529.

PMID:
    30050514
    [PubMed]
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Conservative management for patients with chronic kidney disease refusing dialysis.
Castro MCM
J Bras Nefrol. 2018 Jul 23; pii: S0101-28002018005021102. doi: 10.1590/2175-8239-JBN-2018-0028.

PMID:
    30048562
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Associations between household air pollution and reduced lung function in women and children in rural southern India.
Patel S, Leavey A, Sheshadri A, Kumar P, Kandikuppa S, Tarsi J, Mukhopadhyay K, Johnson P, Balakrishnan K, Schechtman KB, Castro M, Yadama G, Biswas P
J Appl Toxicol. 2018 Jul 25; doi: 10.1002/jat.3659.

PMID:
    30047157
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparison of two smoking cessation interventions for inpatients.
Campos ACF, Nani ASF, Fonseca VADS, Silva EN, Castro MCS, Martins WA
J Bras Pneumol. 2018 May-Jun; 44(3)195-201. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37562017000000419.

PMID:
    30043885
    [PubMed - in process]
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Automatic aortic root segmentation and anatomical landmarks detection for TAVI procedure planning.
Lalys F, Esneault S, Castro M, Royer L, Haigron P, Auffret V, Tomasi J
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2018 Jul 24; 1-8. doi: 10.1080/13645706.2018.1488734.

PMID:
    30039720
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Evaluation of lung function in patients submitted to total laryngectomy.
Castro MA, Dedivitis RA, Salge JM, Matos LL, Cernea CR
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Jun 29; pii: S1808-8694(18)30357-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2018.05.008.

PMID:
    30037544
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Correction to: Manifesting heterozygotes in McArdle disease: a myth or a reality-role of statins.
Núñez-Manchón J, Ballester-Lopez A, Koehorst E, Linares-Pardo I, Coenen D, Ara I, Rodriguez-Lopez C, Ramos-Fransi A, Martínez-Piñeiro A, Lucente G, Almendrote M, Coll-Cantí J, Pintos-Morell G, Santos-Lozano A, Arenas J, Martín MA, de Castro M, Lucia A, Santalla A, Nogales-Gadea G
J Inherit Metab Dis. 2018 Jul 20; doi: 10.1007/s10545-018-0236-6.

PMID:
    30030676
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Genentech

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $10,000 - $19,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018


Company Name: Teva

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $100,000 - $149,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018


Company Name: Astrazenica

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $20,000 - $39,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018