Paula Castaño, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Director of Faculty Practice

To schedule an appointment: (212) 305-9368

Practice Location(s)

Columbia Ob/Gyn Columbus Circle

1790 Broadway, 12th FL

(between 57th & 58th St)

New York, NY 10019

Columbia Ob/Gyn Uptown

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Ave

(between 165th & 168th St)

New York, NY 10032

Biography

Dr. Castaño received an undergraduate degree from Brown University and completed medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. She was a resident at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and completed a fellowship in family planning at Columbia University Medical Center, where she also obtained a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Castaño speaks Spanish. Her clinical practice focuses on office-based procedures. Her research interests include contraceptive use by HIV-infected women, the folate status of reproductive-aged women and the use of technology to improve contraceptive continuation.  Dr. Castaño serves as Director of the Faculty Practice.

Education

Board Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Residency Training: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital
Fellowship Training: New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Research

Contraceptive development; health services research; obesity; venous thrombosis;

Awards

Organon Inc. Resident Research Award Outstanding Research in Women’s Health, June 2003 2008

Physician of the Year Award Nominee Nominated by Perioperative Services, The Allen Hospital