Dr. Januario Castro, MD
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Oncology | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions

Biography

Januario E. Castro, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating a variety of blood cancers, including lymphoma and leukemia. His areas of expertise include translational research and early therapy development applied to leukemia and lymphoma with emphasis in cellular-stem cell therapy and gene immunotherapy. As a professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Castro instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on gene immunotherapy applied to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non Hodgkin-lymphoma (NHL). Dr. Castro completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the Industrial University of Santander in Columbia. He is board-certified in medical oncology. Dr. Castro is an active member of several academic and biotechnology organizations, including the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Scientific Review Committee, the NCI’s Leukemia Steering Committee, and advisory boards of different biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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Januario E. Castro, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating a variety of blood cancers, including lymphoma and leukemia. His areas of expertise include translational research and early therapy development applied to leukemia and lymphoma with emphasis in cellular-stem cell therapy and gene immunotherapy. As a professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Castro instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on gene immunotherapy applied to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non Hodgkin-lymphoma (NHL). Dr. Castro completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the Industrial University of Santander in Columbia. He is board-certified in medical oncology. Dr. Castro is an active member of several academic and biotechnology organizations, including the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Scientific Review Committee, the NCI’s Leukemia Steering Committee, and advisory boards of different biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Castro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Industrial de Santander
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
  • Fellowship Hospital
    UC San Diego, School of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Thoracentesis