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Paul Castillo, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist (Child Cancer Specialist)

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My bio

Paul Castillo, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and physician-scientist of the T Cell Engineering Laboratory of the Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Initiative (PCI2) and the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program (BTIP) at the University of Florida (UF). He serves as a member of the UF Data Integrity and Safety Committee (DISC), UF College of Medicine Scientific Review Committee, and as liaison of the UF Health Cancer Center Community Outreach Engagement Council.

He received his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. He completed his pediatric residency at the Riley Hospital for Children – Indiana University. Next, he trained in hematology-oncology with additional focus on stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy at the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers – Center for Cell & Gene Therapy – Baylor College of Medicine. At the University of Florida, his translational efforts are focused on developing new pipeline technologies that include systemic activation of innate and adaptive immunity to synergize and enhance CAR T cell activity against metastatic osteosarcoma. His research has received multiple awards including the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Young Investigator award, the American Brain Tumor Association Discovery award, the Florida Department of Health Live Like Bella Discovery award, the Gabrielle’s Angel Cancer Research Foundation award, and an institutional KL2 award. His research endeavors are additionally supported by the STOP Children’s Cancer, Inc.

Board certifications

  • Pediatrics

    American Board of Pediatrics


  • Fellowship - Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation

    Texas Children's Hospital, 2015

  • Fellowship - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Texas Children's Hospital, 2014

  • Residency - Pediatrics

    Riley Hospital for Children, 2011

  • Medical Degree

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 2005

My areas of focus



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  • Spanish