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Faculty Physicians

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

Exosomes as Novel Regulators of Adult Neurogenic Niches.
Bátiz LF, Castro MA, Burgos PV, Velásquez ZD, Muñoz RI, Lafourcade CA, Troncoso-Escudero P, Wyneken U
Front Cell Neurosci. 2015; 9501. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2015.00501.

PMID:
    26834560
    [PubMed]
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De novo assembly and annotation of the salivary gland transcriptome of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus male and female ticks during blood feeding.
de Castro MH, de Klerk D, Pienaar R, Latif AA, Rees DJ, Mans BJ
Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016 Jan 22; pii: S1877-959X(16)30013-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.01.014.

PMID:
    26830274
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Evaluation of an autochthonous starter culture on the production of a traditional dry fermented sausage from Chaco (Argentina) at a small-scale facility.
Palavecino Prpich NZ, Garro OA, Romero M, Judis MA, Cayré ME, Castro MP
Meat Sci. 2016 Jan 19; 11541-44. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2016.01.005.

PMID:
    26820805
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Inhibitory Effect of Bridged Nucleosides on Thermus aquaticus DNA Polymerase and Insight into the Binding Interactions.
Kim SK, Castro A, Kim ES, Dinkel AP, Liu X, Castro M
PLoS One. 2016; 11(1)e0147234. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147234.

PMID:
    26820310
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Effect of Personalization on Smartphone-Based Fall Detectors.
Medrano C, Plaza I, Igual R, Sánchez Á, Castro M
Sensors (Basel). 2016 Jan 18; 16(1)pii: E117. doi: 10.3390/s16010117.

PMID:
    26797614
    [PubMed - in process]
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Modulation of the default-mode network and the attentional network by self-referential processes in patients with disorder of consciousness.
Mäki-Marttunen V, Castro M, Olmos L, Leiguarda R, Villarreal M
Neuropsychologia. 2016 Jan 18; 82149-160. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.01.022.

PMID:
    26796715
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Johann Gregor Mendel: paragon of experimental science.
De Castro M
Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2016 Jan; 4(1)3-8. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.199.

PMID:
    26788542
    [PubMed]
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The initial effects of a sustained glenohumeral postero-lateral glide during elevation on shoulder muscle activity: A repeated measures study on asymptomatic shoulders.
Ribeiro DC, Castro MP, Sole G, Vicenzino B
Man Ther. 2015 Nov 2; pii: S1356-689X(15)00204-0. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2015.10.014.

PMID:
    26777567
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Altered functioning of the HPA axis in depressed postpartum women.
de Rezende MG, Garcia-Leal C, de Figueiredo FP, Cavalli RC, Spanghero MS, Barbieri MA, Bettiol H, de Castro M, Del-Ben CM
J Affect Disord. 2015 Dec 31; 193249-256. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.12.065.

PMID:
    26773916
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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High proportion of CD95(+) and CD38(+) in cultured CD8(+) T cells predicts acute rejection and infection, respectively, in kidney recipients.
Mancebo E, Castro MJ, Allende LM, Talayero P, Brunet M, Millán O, Guirado L, López-Hoyos M, San Segundo D, Rodrigo E, Muñoz P, Boix Giner F, Llorente Viñas S, Muro-Amador M, Paz-Artal E
Transpl Immunol. 2016 Feb; 3433-41. doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2016.01.001.

PMID:
    26773856
    [PubMed - in process]
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Reconciling the IPC and Two-Hit Models: Dissecting the Underlying Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Two Seemingly Opposing Frameworks.
Morris CF, Tahir M, Arshid S, Castro MS, Fontes W
J Immunol Res. 2015; 2015697193. doi: 10.1155/2015/697193.

PMID:
    26770993
    [PubMed - in process]
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One-step surgery with multipotent stem cells and Hyaluronan-based scaffold for the treatment of full-thickness chondral defects of the knee in patients older than 45 years.
Gobbi A, Scotti C, Karnatzikos G, Mudhigere A, Castro M, Peretti GM
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jan 14;

PMID:
    26768608
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Classifications of mandibular canal branching: A review of literature.
Castro MA, Lagravere-Vich MO, Amaral TM, Abreu MH, Mesquita RA
World J Radiol. 2015 Dec 28; 7(12)531-7. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v7.i12.531.

PMID:
    26753068
    [PubMed]
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No longer a deadly encounter?
Ferreira MU, Castro MC
Pathog Glob Health. 2016 Jan 9; 1-2.

PMID:
    26750992
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Correction: Tumor Angiogenesis and Vascular Patterning: A Mathematical Model.
Travasso RD, Poiré EC, Castro M, Rodrguez-Manzaneque JC, Hernández-Machado A
PLoS One. 2016; 11(1)e0146650. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146650.

PMID:
    26731568
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 as a Potential Mediator of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Migration and Chronic Vascular Remodeling in Hypertension.
Belo VA, Guimarães DA, Castro MM
J Vasc Res. 2016 Jan 6; 52(4)221-231.

PMID:
    26731549
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Evaluation of force generation mechanisms in natural, passive hydraulic actuators.
Le Duigou A, Castro M
Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 4; 618105. doi: 10.1038/srep18105.

PMID:
    26726792
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Implications of Having Reduced Mid Forced Expiratory Flow Rates (FEF25-75), Independently of FEV1, in Adult Patients with Asthma.
Riley CM, Wenzel SE, Castro M, Erzurum SC, Chung KF, Fitzpatrick AM, Gaston B, Israel E, Moore WC, Bleecker ER, Calhoun WJ, Jarjour NN, Busse WW, Peters SP, Teague WG, Sorkness R, Holguin F
PLoS One. 2015; 10(12)e0145476. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145476.

PMID:
    26717486
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact evaluation of a healthy lifestyle intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in health centers in San José, Costa Rica and Chiapas, Mexico.
Fort MP, Murillo S, López E, Dengo AL, Alvarado-Molina N, de Beausset I, Castro M, Peña L, Ramírez-Zea M, Martínez H
BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Dec 28; 15(1)577. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1248-7.

PMID:
    26711290
    [PubMed - in process]
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Polarization effects on the electric properties of urea and thiourea molecules in solid phase.
Santos OL, Fonseca TL, Sabino JR, Georg HC, Castro MA
J Chem Phys. 2015 Dec 21; 143(23)234503. doi: 10.1063/1.4937481.

PMID:
    26696062
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 2014.

Company Name: Genentech

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

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

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015


Company Name: Advanced Health

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

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

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015


Company Name: Sparo

Royalties:

Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015