Dr. Januario Castro, MD

Dr. Januario Castro, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Januario Castro, MD is an oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from Universidad Industrial de Santander and specializes in oncology, medical oncology, and more.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Castro performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

All Lymphoma
more than 90% of peers
Bone Cancer
more than 89% of peers
Multiple Myeloma
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Castro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Castro "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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3  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

72  Conditions Treated


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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castro to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 1

Dr. Castro's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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