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.
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare, SelectHealth]
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
Assistant Professor of Urology at CUMC