Paula M. Castano, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

I am proud to support my patients in making the reproductive health decisions that are right for them.

Paula Castaño, MD, MPH, is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist. She received an undergraduate degree at Brown University and completed medical school at the University of Minnesota. She was a resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Castaño completed her fellowship in family planning at Columbia University Medical Center, where she also obtained a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. Her clinical focus is 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. She serves as director of the Faculty Practice.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Care
  • Family Planning
  • Hysteroscopic Polypectomy/Myomectomy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) and Contraceptive Implant Placements and Removals
  • LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage Management
  • Routine Gynecologic Care
  • Sterilization

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, Outpatient Services
  • Medical Director, Columbus Circle Practice

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

Insurance Accepted

  • UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan (CD)

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: 2003 University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2005 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

Board Certifications

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors & Awards

  • Organon Inc. Resident Research Award Outstanding Research in Women’s Health

Research