G. Joel DeCastro, MD, MPH

Urology
Office Phone: (212) 305-0114
Languages: French, Spanish

Biography

G. Joel DeCastro, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. DeCastro graduated with cum laude honors in Biology from Harvard University in 1997. He then went on to complete his medical school training, a Masters in Public Health, and his Urology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. After residency, he completed a two-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Chicago, focused on laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He serves on the review panel of numerous publications, including the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Endourology. He has authored multiple original research articles, book chapters, and editorials on urologic oncology. His present research is primarily on outcomes following treatment for bladder cancer.

Dr. DeCastro is an established expert in both robotic and laparoscopic techniques for treatment of urologic tumors, specifically for bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancer. He sees patients both at the Allen Hospital and at the Herbert Irving Pavillion on the main hospital campus, and participates in most insurance plans.

Area of Expertise

Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]

CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

GHI [PPO]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicaid [CT]

Medicare [Medicare]

Multiplan

Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare, Select Health]

Education

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: The University of Chicago Medical Center

Locations

Allen Hospital

5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

Phone: (212) 305-0114

Fax: (212) 932-4448

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Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0114

Fax: (212) 305-0129

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Assistant Professor of Urology at CUMC