Diana Patricia Castro, MD $$

Pediatric Neurologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Diana Castro, M.D., is a neurologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine. She is also an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology and neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After earning her medical degree from the Pontificia University Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Castro completed her pediatric residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She completed fellowships in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Castro’s clinical interests include neuromuscular medicine, neuro-rehabilitation, pediatric electromyography and general neurology.

She is the co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic in Dallas and is involved in multiple research protocols for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the pediatric population.

Dr. Castro also has research interests in acquired and congenital neuropathies, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome, chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Education and Training

Medical School
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2002)
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2011), Child Neurology
State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Brooklyn (2008), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2012), Neuromuscular Disease
Board Certification
American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology
  • Research Interests

    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Congenital Myopathies and Muscular Dystrophies
    • Acquired and Hereditary Neuropathy
  • Publications

    • Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: From Diagnosis to Treatment in Novel Challenges in Myasthenia Gravis. Mineo T, Castro D. (2015), Nova Science Publishers
  • Professional Activities

    • American Association of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2013), Active member
    • GBS/CIDP International Foundation (2013), Member of the global medical advisory committee
    • Peripheral Nerve Society (2012), Active member
    • World Muscle Society (2013), Active member
    • American Academy of Neurology (2010), Member of the Child Neurology, Abnormal movement disorders and Neuromuscular sections
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists 2018-2019, 2021