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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

Prognosis of patients with benign thyroid nodules: a population-based study.
Singh Ospina N, Maraka S, Espinosa de Ycaza AE, Brito JP, Castro MR, Morris JC, Montori VM
Endocrine. 2016 May 3;

PMID:
    27142412
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Presence of Pretransplant Antiphospholipid Antibodies IgA Anti-β-2-Glycoprotein I as a Predictor of Graft Thrombosis After Renal Transplantation.
Morales JM, Serrano M, Martínez-Flores JA, Pérez D, Castro MJ, Sánchez E, García F, Rodríguez-Antolín A, Alonso M, Gutierrez E, Morales E, Praga M, González E, Andrés A, Paz-Artal E, Martínez MA, Serrano A
Transplantation. 2016 May 2;

PMID:
    27140515
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Dupilumab efficacy and safety in adults with uncontrolled persistent asthma despite use of medium-to-high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus a long-acting β<sub>2</sub> agonist: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled pivotal phase 2b dose-ranging trial.
Wenzel S, Castro M, Corren J, Maspero J, Wang L, Zhang B, Pirozzi G, Sutherland ER, Evans RR, Joish VN, Eckert L, Graham NM, Stahl N, Yancopoulos GD, Louis-Tisserand M, Teper A
Lancet. 2016 Apr 26; pii: S0140-6736(16)30307-5. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30307-5.

PMID:
    27130691
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Relationship between weight loss and parameters of skeletal muscle function in patients with advanced cancer and fatigue.
Morgado PC, Giorlando A, Castro M, Navigante A
Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr 28;

PMID:
    27126771
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Fitness, insulin sensitivity, and frontal lobe integrity in adults with overweight and obesity.
Castro MG, Venutolo C, Yau PL, Convit A
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Apr 28; doi: 10.1002/oby.21500.

PMID:
    27123868
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Chemical characterization and bioactive properties of two aromatic plants: Calendula officinalis L. (flowers) and Mentha cervina L. (leaves).
Miguel M, Barros L, Pereira C, Calhelha RC, Garcia PA, Castro MÁ, Santos-Buelga C, Ferreira IC
Food Funct. 2016 Apr 25;

PMID:
    27110832
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Introduction of pentavalent vaccine in Indonesia: a policy analysis.
Hadisoemarto PF, Reich MR, Castro MC
Health Policy Plan. 2016 Apr 23; pii: czw038.

PMID:
    27107293
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Tackling NCD in LMIC: Achievements and Lessons Learned From the NHLBI-UnitedHealth Global Health Centers of Excellence Program.
Engelgau MM, Sampson UK, Rabadan-Diehl C, Smith R, Miranda J, Bloomfield GS, Belis D, Narayan KM, National Health, Lung, and Blood Institute–UnitedHealth Global Health Centers of Excellence Collaborators
Glob Heart. 2016 Mar; 11(1)5-15. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2015.12.016.

PMID:
    27102018
    [PubMed - in process]
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Risk factors for vaginal fistula symptoms in Sub-Saharan Africa: a pooled analysis of national household survey data.
Maheu-Giroux M, Filippi V, Maulet N, Samadoulougou S, Castro MC, Meda N, Pouliot M, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Apr 21; 16(1)82. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0871-6.

PMID:
    27098261
    [PubMed - in process]
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Local spatial clustering in youths' use of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana in Boston.
Duncan DT, Rienti Jr M Jr, Kulldorff M, Aldstadt J, Castro MC, Frounfelker R, Williams JH, Sorensen G, Johnson RM, Hemenway D, Williams DR
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2016 Apr 20; 1-10.

PMID:
    27096932
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Obesity: the metabolic disease, advances on drug discovery and natural product research.
Castro M, Preto M, Vasconcelos V, Urbatzka R
Curr Top Med Chem. 2016 Apr 15;

PMID:
    27086785
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Factors Associated with Age at Breastfeeding Cessation in Amazonian Infants: Applying a Proximal-Distal Framework.
Kearns AD, Castro MC, Lourenço BH, Augusto RA, Cardoso MA, ACTION Study Team
Matern Child Health J. 2016 Apr 15;

PMID:
    27084366
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A Single Nucleotide Variant in the Promoter Region of 17β-HSD Type 5 Gene Influences External Genitalia Virilization in Females with 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency.
Kaupert LC, Gomes LG, Brito VN, Lemos-Marini SH, de Mello MP, Longui CA, Kochi C, de Castro M, Guerra G Jr, Mendonca BB, Bachega TA
Horm Res Paediatr. 2016 Apr 16;

PMID:
    27082632
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Sensitivity and specificity of assesment instruments of quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis.
Ribas SA, Mendes SD, Pires LB, Viegas RB, Souza I, Barreto M, Castro M, Baptista AF, Sá KN
Rev Bras Reumatol. 2016 Mar 24; pii: S0482-5004(16)00056-5. doi: 10.1016/j.rbr.2016.02.003.

PMID:
    27079224
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy for thyroid malignancy: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Singh Ospina N, Brito JP, Maraka S, Espinosa de Ycaza AE, Rodriguez-Gutierrez R, Gionfriddo MR, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Benkhadra K, Al Nofal A, Erwin P, Morris JC, Castro MR, Montori VM
Endocrine. 2016 Apr 12;

PMID:
    27071659
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Longitudinal stress fracture of the femur: A rare presentation.
Bilreiro C, Bahia C, Castro MO
Eur J Radiol Open. 2016; 331-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ejro.2016.01.003.

PMID:
    27069976
    [PubMed]
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Assessment of quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Kawano MM, Araújo IL, Castro MC, Matos MA
Acta Ortop Bras. 2015 Nov-Dec; 23(6)307-10. doi: 10.1590/1413-785220152306150596.

PMID:
    27057143
    [PubMed]
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Preclinical Efficacy and Safety Profile of Allometrically Scaled Doses of Doxycycline Used to Turn "On" Therapeutic Transgene Expression from High-Capacity Adenoviral Vectors in a Glioma Model.
VanderVeen N, Raja N, Yi E, Appelman H, Ng P, Palmer D, Zamler D, Dzaman M, Lowenstein PR, Castro MG
Hum Gene Ther Methods. 2016 Apr 28;

PMID:
    27056322
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Mathematics in modern immunology.
Castro M, Lythe G, Molina-París C, Ribeiro RM
Interface Focus. 2016 Apr 6; 6(2)20150093. doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2015.0093.

PMID:
    27051512
    [PubMed]
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Variability in quality of care among dialysis units in the state of São Paulo and the ordinance number 389/2014 of the Health Ministry of Brazil.
Castro MC
J Bras Nefrol. 2016 Mar; 38(1)62-69.

PMID:
    27049366
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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