Diana Castro, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Diana Castro, MD did Medical School at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, did her residency in General Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate, residency in child neurology and fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Castro has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern since 2012.
Dr. Castro is the co-director of the Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic at Children’s Health in Dallas, as well as the Site co-director for the neuromuscular fellowship.
Her research interests include peripheral neuropathies (CMT, GBS and CIDP) in children; as well as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy(DMD). She is the principal investigator of several research protocols targeting SMA and DMD. Dr. Castro was an important part of the research that preceded the approval of the first FDA approved medication to treat SMA. After the approval of this medication, Dr. Castro helped building the program for the administration of this medication at Children’s Health.