Dr. Castro is an Assistant Residency Director with UNC Family Medicine. She is working with the residency team to expand training into a local community health center focused on providing high quality care for marginalized populations. She provides patient care in English and Spanish at the PHS-Siler City Community Health Center.
Dr. Castro is originally from Quito, Ecuador. She earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training and subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, Department of Family & Community Medicine. Her role there included oversight and direction of global health programs for medical students and residents, as well as directorship of Medical Student Education for Family & Community Medicine. She also served in a clinical and administrative capacity for a bilingual community health center where students and residents participated in team-based care as part of the mission to address social determinants of health for marginalized populations.
Outside of work, she avidly pursues the mastery of Argentine tango. She enjoys leisurely sport climbing and spending time outdoors.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Castro’s areas of interest include the alignment between physician and patient well-being, community health, social justice and health/healthcare of Spanish-speaking populations in the US.