Education

Medical School
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, Colombia (2002)
Residency
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2008), Pediatrics
Fellowship
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2011), Child Neurology
Fellowship
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2012), Neuromuscular Disease

Research Interest

  • Acquired and Hereditary Neuropathy
  • Congenital Myopathies and Muscular Dystrophies
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Publications

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Recruitment & retention program for the NeuroNEXT SMA Biomarker Study: Super Babies for SMA!
Bartlett A, Kolb SJ, Kingsley A, Swoboda KJ, Reyna SP, Sakonju A, Darras BT, Shell R, Kuntz N, Castro D, Iannaccone ST, Parsons J, Connolly AM, Chiriboga CA, McDonald C, Burnette WB, Werner K, Thangarajh M, Shieh PB, Finanger E, Coffey CS, Yankey JW, Cudkowicz ME, McGovern MM, McNeil DE, Arnold WD, Kissel JT Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2018 Sep 11 113-119
Clinical and molecular spectrum of thymidine kinase 2-related mtDNA maintenance defect.
Wang J, Kim E, Dai H, Stefans V, Vogel H, Al Jasmi F, Schrier Vergano SA, Castro D, Bernes S, Bhambhani V, Long C, El-Hattab AW, Wong LJ Mol. Genet. Metab. 2018 Jun 124 2 124-130
Congenital titinopathy: Comprehensive characterisation and pathogenic insights.
Oates EC, Jones KJ, Donkervoort S, Charlton A, Brammah S, Smith JE, Ware JS, Yau KS, Swanson LC, Whiffin N, Peduto AJ, Bournazos A, Waddell LB, Farrar MA, Sampaio HA, Teoh HL, Lamont PJ, Mowat D, Fitzsimons RB, Corbett AJ, Ryan MM, O'Grady GL, Sandaradura SA, Ghaoui R, Joshi HB, Marshall JL, Nolan MA, Kaur S, Punetha J, Töpf A, Harris E, Bakshi M, Genetti CA, Marttila M, Werlauff U, Streichenberger N, Pestronk A, Mazanti I, Pinner JR, Vuillerot C, Grosmann C, Camacho A, Mohassel P, Leach ME, Foley AR, Bharucha-Goebel D, Collins J, Connolly AM, Gilbreath HR, Iannaccone ST, Castro D, Cummings BB, Webster RI, Lazaro L, Vissing J, Coppens S, Deconinck N, Luk HM, Thomas NH, Foulds NC, Illingworth MA, Ellard S, McLean CA, Phadke R, Ravenscroft G, Witting N, Hackman P, Richard I, Cooper ST, Kamsteeg EJ, Hoffman EP, Bushby K, Straub V, Udd B, Ferreiro A, North KN, Clarke NF, Lek M, Beggs AH, Bönnemann CG, MacArthur DG, Granzier H, Davis MR, Laing NG Ann. Neurol. 2018 Apr
Nusinersen versus Sham Control in Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Mercuri E, Darras BT, Chiriboga CA, Day JW, Campbell C, Connolly AM, Iannaccone ST, Kirschner J, Kuntz NL, Saito K, Shieh PB, Tulinius M, Mazzone ES, Montes J, Bishop KM, Yang Q, Foster R, Gheuens S, Bennett CF, Farwell W, Schneider E, De Vivo DC, Finkel RS N. Engl. J. Med. 2018 02 378 7 625-635
Morin Stain Detects Aluminum-Containing Macrophages in Macrophagic Myofasciitis and Vaccination Granuloma With High Sensitivity and Specificity.
Chkheidze R, Burns DK, White CL, Castro D, Fuller J, Cai C J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 2017 Mar
Baseline results of the NeuroNEXT spinal muscular atrophy infant biomarker study.
Kolb SJ, Coffey CS, Yankey JW, Krosschell K, Arnold WD, Rutkove SB, Swoboda KJ, Reyna SP, Sakonju A, Darras BT, Shell R, Kuntz N, Castro D, Iannaccone ST, Parsons J, Connolly AM, Chiriboga CA, McDonald C, Burnette WB, Werner K, Thangarajh M, Shieh PB, Finanger E, Cudkowicz ME, McGovern MM, McNeil DE, Finkel R, Kaye E, Kingsley A, Renusch SR, McGovern VL, Wang X, Zaworski PG, Prior TW, Burghes AH, Bartlett A, Kissel JT Ann Clin Transl Neurol 2016 Feb 3 2 132-45
Atypical Presentation for Friedreich Ataxia in a Child.
Caron E, Burns D, Castro D, Iannaccone ST J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2015 Sep 17 1 13-7
Spinal muscular atrophy: therapeutic strategies.
Castro D, Iannaccone ST Curr Treat Options Neurol 2014 Nov 16 11 316
Congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies.
Iannaccone ST, Castro D Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2013 Dec 19 6 Muscle Disease 1509-34
Juvenile myasthenia gravis: a twenty-year experience.
Castro D, Derisavifard S, Anderson M, Greene M, Iannaccone S J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2013 Mar 14 3 95-102

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2013)
  • GBS/CIDP International Foundation (2013)
  • World Muscle Society (2013)
  • Peripheral Nerve Society (2012)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2010)