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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

New fatty dihydropyridines present cardioprotective potential in H9c2 cardioblasts submitted to simulated ischemia and reperfusion.
Santa-Helena E, da Costa Cabrera D, Teixeira S, Rodrigues J, Castro M, Montes D'Oca MG, Maia Nery LE, Neves Gonçalves CA
Biomed Pharmacother. 2019 Jan; 1091532-1540. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2018.11.009.

PMID:
    30551405
    [PubMed - in process]
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Interventions to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis in children: A systematic review.
Uribe-Restrepo A, Cossio A, Desai MM, Dávalos D, Castro MDM
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Dec 14; 12(12)e0006986. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006986.

PMID:
    30550538
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Differential role of natural killer group 2D in recognition and cytotoxicity of hepatocyte-like cells derived from embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Cisneros T, Dillard DW, Qu X, Arredondo-Guerrero J, Castro M, Schaffert S, Martin R, Esquivel CO, Krams SM, Martinez OM
Am J Transplant. 2018 Dec 14; doi: 10.1111/ajt.15217.

PMID:
    30549427
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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First Release of the Bacterial Biobank of the Urban Environment (BBUE).
Antelo V, Salazar C, Martínez A, D'Alessandro B, Castro M, Betancor L, Barcala MV, Míguez D, Gonnet GH, Iraola G
Microbiol Resour Announc. 2018 Oct; 7(16)pii: e01201-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.01201-18.

PMID:
    30533746
    [PubMed]
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The early-life exposome: Description and patterns in six European countries.
Tamayo-Uria I, Maitre L, Thomsen C, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Chatzi L, Siroux V, Aasvang GM, Agier L, Andrusaityte S, Casas M, de Castro M, Dedele A, Haug LS, Heude B, Grazuleviciene R, Gutzkow KB, Krog NH, Mason D, McEachan RRC, Meltzer HM, Petraviciene I, Robinson O, Roumeliotaki T, Sakhi AK, Urquiza J, Vafeiadi M, Waiblinger D, Warembourg C, Wright J, Slama R, Vrijheid M, Basagaña X
Environ Int. 2018 Dec 6; 123189-200. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.11.067.

PMID:
    30530161
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Fatty acids, triterpenes and cycloalkanes in ficus seed oils.
Knothe G, Razon LF, de Castro MEG
Plant Physiol Biochem. 2018 Nov 27; 135127-131. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2018.11.030.

PMID:
    30529978
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Role of Biologics in Asthma.
McGregor MC, Krings JG, Nair P, Castro M
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Dec 10; doi: 10.1164/rccm.201810-1944CI.

PMID:
    30525902
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Epidemiological characteristics and determinants of dengue transmission during epidemic and non-epidemic years in Fortaleza, Brazil: 2011-2015.
MacCormack-Gelles B, Lima Neto AS, Sousa GS, Nascimento OJ, Machado MMT, Wilson ME, Castro MC
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Dec; 12(12)e0006990. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006990.

PMID:
    30507968
    [PubMed - in process]
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Different approaches and limitations for testing phytoplankton viability in natural assemblies and treated ballast water.
Castro MCT, Veldhuis MJW, Fileman TW, Hall-Spencer JM
Mar Pollut Bull. 2018 Dec; 137172-179. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.013.

PMID:
    30503423
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development of a bioreactor system for cytotoxic evaluation of pharmacological compounds in living cells using NMR spectroscopy.
Carvalho J, Alves S, Castro MMCA, Geraldes CFGC, Queiroz JA, Fonseca CP, Cruz C
J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2018 Nov 28; 9570-78. doi: 10.1016/j.vascn.2018.11.004.

PMID:
    30502390
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A cardiac mass beyond symptomatic palpitations.
Mendes GS, Abecasis J, Gouveia R, Castro M, Carvalho S, Ramos S, Abecasis M
Cardiovasc Pathol. 2018 Oct 29; 391-4. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2018.10.007.

PMID:
    30503973
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The reachable 3-D workspace volume is a measure of payload and body-mass-index: A quasi-static kinetic assessment.
Castro MN, Rasmussen J, Bai S, Andersen MS
Appl Ergon. 2019 Feb; 75108-119. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.09.010.

PMID:
    30509515
    [PubMed - in process]
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Neonatal lethal hypophosphatasia: A case report and review of literature.
Castells L, Cassanello P, Muñiz F, de Castro MJ, Couce ML
Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Nov; 97(48)e13269. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013269.

PMID:
    30508915
    [PubMed - in process]
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Case-control study of mandibular canal branching and tooth-related inflammatory lesions.
Castro MAA, Vich MOL, Abreu MHG, Mesquita RA
Oral Radiol. 2018 Sep; 34(3)229-236. doi: 10.1007/s11282-017-0305-9.

PMID:
    30484033
    [PubMed - in process]
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Levothyroxine Replacement Improves Oxidative Status in Primary Hypothyroidism.
Masullo LF, Magalhães RA, Lemes RPG, de Almeida Filho TP, de Castro MF, Maia Filho PA, Cunha TOV, Quidute ARP, Fontenele EGP, Sun G, Martins MRA
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018; 9655. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00655.

PMID:
    30467493
    [PubMed]
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Mouse Model of Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer (CAC): Isolation and Characterization of Mucosal-Associated Lymphoid Cells.
Santiago L, Castro M, Pardo J, Arias M
Methods Mol Biol. 2019; 1884189-202. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8885-3_13.

PMID:
    30465204
    [PubMed - in process]
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Detecting and explaining why aquifers occasionally become degraded near hydraulically fractured shale gas wells.
Woda J, Wen T, Oakley D, Yoxtheimer D, Engelder T, Castro MC, Brantley SL
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Dec 4; 115(49)12349-12358. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1809013115.

PMID:
    30455298
    [PubMed - in process]
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Predictors of vitamin A status among pregnant women in Western Brazilian Amazon.
Neves PAR, Campos CAS, Malta MB, Lourenço BH, Castro MC, Cardoso MA, MINA-Brazil Study Group.
Br J Nutr. 2018 Nov 15; 1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0007114518003112.

PMID:
    30430953
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Corrigendum to "Chronic Glucocorticoid-Rich Milieu and Liver Dysfunction".
Villagarcía HG, Sabugo V, Castro MC, Schinella G, Castrogiovanni D, Spinedi E, Massa ML, Francini F
Int J Endocrinol. 2018; 20181239718. doi: 10.1155/2018/1239718.

PMID:
    30425740
    [PubMed - in process]
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Paralytic rabies in a goat.
Moreira IL, de Sousa DER, Ferreira-Junior JA, de Castro MB, Fino TCM, Borges JRJ, Soto-Blanco B, Câmara ACL
BMC Vet Res. 2018 Nov 12; 14(1)338. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1681-z.

PMID:
    30419906
    [PubMed - in process]
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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