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$$ Diana Patricia Castro, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Appointments: 214-456-2768


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Board Certification American Board of Psy&Neurology/Child Neurology
Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

Biography

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

Education and Training

Medical School

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2002)

Residency

UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2011), Child Neurology
State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Brooklyn (2008), Pediatrics

Fellowship

UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2012), Neuromuscular Disease
Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions

CIDP
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Myopathies
Spinal Muscular Atrophy