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
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease-CMT
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Congenital Myopathy
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Hypotonia (Floppy Muscle Syndrome)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Myotonic Dystrophy
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Polyneuropathy Cognitive Disorders
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA
- Weakness of One or More Limbs
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy