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Heidi A. Castillo, MD


Developmental Pediatrics

Contact Information

The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100
United States
Texas US

Phone: 832-822-3400
Fax: 832-825-3399

Heidi A. Castillo, MD


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center fellowship Developmental/Behavioral Pedi. 2008
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine professional education Neurodevelopment 2006
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2005
University of Utah Program professional education Neurodevelopment 2002
University of Utah medical school Doctor of Medicine 2001

Personal Statement

Dr. Castillo is currently a faculty member in the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital/BCM. Her clinical interests are spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and infant /toddler development. She currently leads the TCH/BCM site of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research project in collaboration with fourteen other Spina Bifida programs throughout the United States in a disease specific national registry. She also has international interests in Central America, with ongoing work in Nicaragua.

Dr. Castillo enjoys interacting with patients and their families and considers it a privilege to partner with families in order to improve outcomes for individuals with chronic conditions and special health needs.

Selected Publications

Byington CL, Castillo H, Gerber K, Daly JA, Brimley LA, Adams S, Christenson JC, Pavia AT. The effect of rapid respiratory viral diagnostic testing on antibiotic use in a children's hospital. Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine 2002 Dec;156(12):1230-4.

Byington CL, Rittichier KK, Bassett KE, Castillo H, Glasgow TS, Daly J, Pavia AT. Serious bacterial infections in febrile infants younger than 90 days of age: the importance of ampicillin-resistant pathogens. Pediatrics 2003 May;111(5 Pt 1):964-8.

Castillo H, Patterson B, Hickey F, Kinsman A, Howard J, Mitchell T, Molloy CA. Difference in Age of Regression in Children with Autism with and without Down Syndrome. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 2008 Apr;29(2):89-93.

Castillo H, Samson-Fang L. Effects of Bisphosphonates in Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: an AACPDM systematic review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2009 Jan;51(1):17-29.

Molloy CA, Murray DS, Kinsman A, Castillo H, Mitchell T, Hickey FJ, Patterson B. Differences in the clinical presentation of Trisomy 21 with and without autism. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research Impact Factor 2009; 53: 143-51.

Castillo J, Castillo H, DeWitt TG. Opportunities in Global Health Education: A Survey of the Virtual Landscape. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2011; 3(3):429-432.

Castillo J, Castillo H, Ayoub L, Jennings J, Jones K, Oliver S, Schubert C, DeWitt T. The Resident Decision-Making Process in Global Health Education: Appraising Factors Influencing Participation. Clinical Pediatrics 2012; 51(5):456 – 461.