Michael Castro, MD, Oncology, Los Angeles, CA, The Queen's Medical Center


Oncology Los Angeles, CA

Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Oncology, Hematologic Oncology, Neuro-Oncology

Medical Oncologist

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  • Office

    Beverly Hills Cancer Center
    8900 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90034
    Phone(310) 432-8900
    Fax(866) 438-6310
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  • I am a board-certified medical oncologist with more than 20 years experience in direct patient care. I provide full scope of oncologic care, including adjuvant therapy, treatment for advanced disease, cancer prevention strategies, screening and testing for hereditary cancer, and palliation. I am interested in the latest developments in immune-oncology and molecular profiling of cancer which leads to understanding which drugs have a greater chance for success, and of tailoring therapy to patients according to individual differences in metabolism and tumor susceptibility. I joined Beverly Hills Cancer Center and will see your patients within 2-3 days in most cases.

Education & Training

  • Mt Sinai SOMFellowship, Hematology and Oncology (IM), 1991
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's - West Hospital Center
    Mount Sinai St. Luke's - West Hospital CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1989
  • St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital CenterInternship, 1986 - 1987
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsClass of 1986
  • Brandeis UniversityBA, English h, 1975 - 1979

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License 2009 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1988 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors in America Newsweek, 2015-2016
  • Top Doctors in Honolulu Honolulu Magazine, 2014-2016
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Mismatch repair deficiency associated with complete remission to combination programmed cell death ligand immune therapy in a patient with sporadic urothelial carcinom...  
    Castro MP and Goldstein N, Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 12/15/2015
  • Successful use of next generation genomic sequencing (NGS)-directed therapy of clear cell carcinoma of the ovary (CCCO) with trametinib and metformin in a patient with...  
    Michael P. Castro, Bradford P. Whitcomb, Deborah A. Zajchowski, and Robert L. Coleman, Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice 2015, 2:4, 8/28/2015
  • Metastatic Cancer of Cowper's Gland: A Rare Cancer Managed Successfully by Molecular Profiling.  
    Myers CE, Gatalica Z, Spinelli A, Castro M, Linden E, Sartor O, Sargent M., Case Rep Oncol. 2014 Jan 16;7(1):52-7., 2014
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Drug efflux pump expression in 50,000 molecularly-profiled cancer patients.
    Rebecca Feldman, Brian L. Abbott, Sandeep K. Reddy, Michael Castro, J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl; abstr 11108), 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, 6/2015
  • Expression patterns of a taxane sensitivity panel in 25,000 cancer patients.
    Brian L. Abbott, Rebecca Feldman, Sandeep K. Reddy, Michael Castro, J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl; abstr e22235), 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, 6/2015
  • Potential impact of different methodologies for detecting EGFR mutations in selecting chemotherapy for patients with lung cancer.
    Ryan P. Bender, Anatole Ghazalpour, Zheng Tan, Zoran Gatalica, Les Paul, Sandeep K. Reddy, Michael Castro, J Clin Oncol 31, 2013 (suppl; abstr e19006), 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting, 6/2013
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  • Personalized Medicine in Oncology: Recent Updates 


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