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Maria Castro, MD

Maria Castro, MD

  • Resident (PGY-2) 
  • General Surgery

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Maria Castro, M.D., is a general surgery resident at UCSF. She grew up in Sacramento, CA, and graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Human Biology. She completed medical school at UCSF.

Maria's clinical interests include trauma/acute care surgery and pediatric surgery. Her research pursuits include studying the impact of Limited English proficiency on surgical outcomes. She led the curricular design of the UCSF School of Medicine's COVID Response Elective and well as developed and led anatomy didactics for medical students on their surgery rotation. Outside of the hospital, she loves finding the best dahlias at the farmer's market, playing board games, reading in the sunshine, and scuba diving.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 05/2022
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • BS
  • Human Biology
  • 06/2017
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Reserach
  • Stanford University
  • 2017
  • Genentech Foundation Grant
  • Stanford University
  • 2014
    • Medical education
    • Trauma surgery
    • Acute care surgery
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    1. Castro MRH, Schwartz H, Hernandez S, Calthorpe L, Fernández A, Stein D, Mackersie RC, Menza R, Bongiovanni T. The Association of Limited English Proficiency With Morbidity and Mortality After Trauma. J Surg Res. 2022 12; 280:326-332. View in PubMed
    2. Castro MRH, Calthorpe LM, Fogh SE, McAllister S, Johnson CL, Isaacs ED, Ishizaki A, Kozas A, Lo D, Rennke S, Davis J, Chang A. Lessons From Learners: Adapting Medical Student Education During and Post COVID-19. Acad Med. 2021 12 01; 96(12):1671-1679. View in PubMed
    3. Castro MRH, Magill ST, Morshed RA, Young JS, Braunstein SE, McDermott MW, Chang EF. Facial pain and sensory outcomes following resection of tumors compressing the trigeminal nerve. J Neurosurg. 2022 04 01; 136(4):1119-1127. View in PubMed
    4. Vasudevan HN, Castro MRH, Lee JC, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Bush NAO, McDermott MW, Solomon DA, Perry A, Magill ST, Raleigh DR. DNA methylation profiling demonstrates superior diagnostic classification to RNA-sequencing in a case of metastatic meningioma. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2020 06 09; 8(1):82. View in PubMed
    5. Travis KE, Castro MRH, Berman S, Dodson CK, Mezer AA, Ben-Shachar M, Feldman HM. More than myelin: Probing white matter differences in prematurity with quantitative T1 and diffusion MRI. Neuroimage Clin. 2019; 22:101756. View in PubMed


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