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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

Time Course of Central Precocious Puberty Development Caused by an MKRN3 Gene Mutation: A Prismatic Case.
Stecchini MF, Macedo DB, Reis AC, Abreu AP, Moreira AC, Castro M, Kaiser UB, Latronico AC, Antonini SR
Horm Res Paediatr. 2016 Jul 16;

PMID:
    27424312
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Hepatocyte spheroids as a competent in vitro system for drug biotransformation studies: nevirapine as a bioactivation case study.
Pinheiro PF, Pereira SA, Harjivan SG, Martins IL, Marinho AT, Cipriano M, Jacob CC, Oliveira NG, Castro MF, Marques MM, Antunes AM, Miranda JP
Arch Toxicol. 2016 Jul 14;

PMID:
    27417440
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Recent advances and future of immunotherapy for glioblastoma.
Kamran N, Calinescu A, Candolfi M, Chandran M, Mineharu Y, Assad AS, Koschmann C, Nunez F, Lowenstein P, Castro M
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2016 Jul 13;

PMID:
    27411023
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A modified theoretical framework to assess implementation fidelity of adaptive public health interventions.
Pérez D, Van der Stuyft P, Zabala MC, Castro M, Lefèvre P
Implement Sci. 2016 Jul 8; 11(1)91. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0457-8.

PMID:
    27391959
    [PubMed - in process]
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Probiotic activity of Enterococcus faecalis CECT7121: effects on mucosal immunity and intestinal epithelial cells.
Castro MS, Molina MA, Azpiroz MB, Díaz AM, Ponzio R, Sparo MD, Manghi MA, Canellada AM
J Appl Microbiol. 2016 Jul 7; doi: 10.1111/jam.13226.

PMID:
    27389465
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Evidence of oxidative stress in brain and liver of young rats submitted to experimental galactosemia.
Castro MB, Ferreira BK, Cararo JH, Chipindo AE, Magenis ML, Michels M, Danielski LG, de Oliveira MR, Ferreira GC, Streck EL, Petronilho F, Schuck PF
Metab Brain Dis. 2016 Jul 7;

PMID:
    27389247
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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First report of Rhodnius stali (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae) in the State of Acre and in the Brazilian Amazon.
Meneguetti DU, Castro GV, Castro MA, Souza JL, Oliveira Jd, Rosa JA, Camargo LM
Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2016 May-Jun; 49(3)365-8. doi: 10.1590/0037-8682-0066-2016.

PMID:
    27384836
    [PubMed - in process]
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Immunosuppressive serum levels in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: pharmaceutical care contribution.
Corrêa PM, Zuckermann J, Fischer GB, Castro MS
Pharm Pract (Granada). 2016 Apr-Jun; 14(2)683. doi: 10.18549/PharmPract.2016.02.683.

PMID:
    27382420
    [PubMed]
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Congenital Zika virus syndrome in Brazil: a case series of the first 1501 livebirths with complete investigation.
França GV, Schuler-Faccini L, Oliveira WK, Henriques CM, Carmo EH, Pedi VD, Nunes ML, Castro MC, Serruya S, Silveira MF, Barros FC, Victora CG
Lancet. 2016 Jun 29; pii: S0140-6736(16)30902-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30902-3.

PMID:
    27372398
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Zika virus and the 2016 Olympic Games - Evidence-based projections derived from dengue do not support cancellation.
Castro MC
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 27; pii: S1477-8939(16)30073-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2016.06.007.

PMID:
    27363326
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Nutritional quality of dietary patterns of children: are there differences inside and outside school?
Vieira DA, Castro MA, Fisberg M, Fisberg RM
J Pediatr (Rio J). 2016 Jun 28; pii: S0021-7557(16)30069-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jped.2016.03.008.

PMID:
    27362785
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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EGG WHITE HYDROLYSATE PROMOTES NEUROPROTECTION FOR NEUROPATHIC DISORDERS INDUCED BY CHRONIC EXPOSURE TO LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF MERCURY.
Rizzetti DA, Fernandez F, Moreno S, Uranga Ocio JA, Peçanha FM, Vera G, Vassallo DV, Castro MM, Wiggers GA
Brain Res. 2016 Jun 24; pii: S0006-8993(16)30460-7. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.06.037.

PMID:
    27350078
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Energy and protein requirements of young Holstein calves in tropical condition.
Rodrigues JP, Lima JC, Castro MM, Filho SC, Campos MM, Chizzotti ML, Marcondes MI
Trop Anim Health Prod. 2016 Jun 27;

PMID:
    27349440
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Isolation of Infective Zika Virus from Urine and Saliva of Patients in Brazil.
Bonaldo MC, Ribeiro IP, Lima NS, Dos Santos AA, Menezes LS, da Cruz SO, de Mello IS, Furtado ND, de Moura EE, Damasceno L, da Silva KA, de Castro MG, Gerber AL, de Almeida LG, Lourenço-de-Oliveira R, Vasconcelos AT, Brasil P
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jun; 10(6)e0004816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004816.

PMID:
    27341420
    [PubMed - in process]
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Azithromycin therapy during respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: Upper airway microbiome alterations and subsequent recurrent wheeze.
Zhou Y, Bacharier LB, Isaacson-Schmid M, Baty J, Schechtman KB, Sajol G, Wylie K, Storch GA, Castro M, Beigelman A
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 May 18; pii: S0091-6749(16)30288-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.03.054.

PMID:
    27339392
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Computer-Assisted Transcatheter Heart Valve Implantation in Valve-in-Valve Procedures.
Belhaj Soulami R, Verhoye JP, Nguyen Duc H, Castro M, Auffret V, Anselmi A, Haigron P, Ruggieri VG
Innovations (Phila). 2016 Jun 22;

PMID:
    27337529
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Solvent effects on the absorption spectrum and first hyperpolarizability of keto-enol tautomeric forms of anil derivatives: A Monte Carlo/quantum mechanics study.
Adriano Junior L, Fonseca TL, Castro MA
J Chem Phys. 2016 Jun 21; 144(23)234511. doi: 10.1063/1.4954064.

PMID:
    27334183
    [PubMed - in process]
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Geographical Inequalities and Social and Environmental Risk Factors for Under-Five Mortality in Ghana in 2000 and 2010: Bayesian Spatial Analysis of Census Data.
Arku RE, Bennett JE, Castro MC, Agyeman-Duah K, Mintah SE, Ware JH, Nyarko P, Spengler JD, Agyei-Mensah S, Ezzati M
PLoS Med. 2016 Jun; 13(6)e1002038. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.

PMID:
    27327774
    [PubMed - in process]
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Quinclorac-habituation of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultured cells is related to an increase in their antioxidant capacity.
Largo-Gosens A, de Castro M, Alonso-Simón A, García-Angulo P, Acebes JL, Encina A, Álvarez JM
Plant Physiol Biochem. 2016 Jun 8; 107257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2016.06.011.

PMID:
    27318799
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ATRX mutations and glioblastoma: Impaired DNA damage repair, alternative lengthening of telomeres, and genetic instability.
Koschmann C, Lowenstein PR, Castro MG
Mol Cell Oncol. 2016 May; 3(3)e1167158. doi: 10.1080/23723556.2016.1167158.

PMID:
    27314101
    [PubMed]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies 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 must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians 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 earned financial interests during calendar year 2015.

Company Name: Boehringer Ingelheim

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $10,001 - $25,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016


Company Name: Genentech

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $25,001 - $50,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016


Company Name: Sparo

Royalties:

Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016


Company Name: Teva

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $25,001 - $50,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2016