Paula Castaño, MD, MPH

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


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.


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


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


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