Biography

Diego H. Castrillon is a Professor of Pathology.

Dr. Castrillon obtained his S.B. in Life Sciences from M.I.T. (1987) and his M.D., Ph.D.  degrees from UT Southwestern (1996). He completed a residency in Surgical Pathology and a clinical fellowship in Obstetric and Gynecologic Pathology (with Dr. Christopher Crum) at the Brigham & Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, and a postdoctoral research fellowship in Cancer Genetics (with Dr. Ronald DePinho) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The Castrillon laboratory is devoted to the study of gynecologic malignancies, with a main focus on uterine (endometrial) cancer, and has developed a number of new approaches and model systems for this common malignancy of women. An improved understanding of this understudied disease will lead to improved diagnostic methods and therapeutic approaches.

Dr. Castrillon is board-certified in Anatomic Pathology and serves on the Obstetric and Gynecologic Pathology Service at UT Southwestern.

Education

Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994), Genetics & Development
Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
Residency
Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital (1999), Anatomic Pathology
Fellowship
Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital (2000), Gynecologic Pathology

Research Interest

  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Women's Cancers including Endometrial and Tubo-Ovarian Cancers

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists
    Inducted (2017)
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
    Inducted (2009)
  • National Institutes of Health
    Mouse Pathobiologist Award (2007)
  • Kimmel Scholar Award in Translational Science
    Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research (2004)
  • Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2000)
  • Stanley L. Robbins Research Award
    Brigham & Women Hospital / Harvard Medical School (1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists (2017)
  • European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (2016)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (2012)
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (2009)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2004)