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Paula M. Castano, MD, MPH

Gynecology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Obstetrics and Gynecology (Board Certified)
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 305-9368


Paula Castaño, MD, MPH, is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist. She received an undergraduate degree at Brown University and completed medical school at the University of Minnesota. She was a resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Castaño completed her fellowship in family planning at Columbia University Medical Center, where she also obtained a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. Her clinical focus is on office-based procedures. Her research interests include contraceptive use by HIV-infected women, the folate status of reproductive-aged women, and the use of technology to improve contraceptive continuation. She serves as director of the Faculty Practice.

My clinical subspecialty is family planning and I work as a general gynecologist in our division’s faculty practice and teach family planning in outpatient and inpatient settings to medical students, residents and fellows.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, 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 Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]


University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


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New York, NY 10032

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CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital

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New York, NY 10034

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Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

  • Organon Inc. Resident Research Award Outstanding Research in Women’s Health

Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.