Camilo M. Castillo, MD, is an attending physician in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Program with the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. He works with SCI patients admitted to the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network inpatient unit. Prior to MedStar NRH, Dr. Castillo worked with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va., where he completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) as well as a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. During his PM&R training, he acted as Vice Chief Resident as well as Chief Resident for its VA site.
Prior to starting his residency, Dr. Castillo worked at the VA in Richmond as a clinical researcher. During his time as a researcher, as well as his graduate medical education, he was involved in more than 35 clinical and pharmaceutical research studies. He has co-authored and published manuscripts in peer review journals as well as book chapters. He has presented on his research and clinical areas of interest including the long-term effects after SCI, as well as medical and social issues affecting minorities in rehabilitation. . He is the recipient of several awards related to his research, including the Research Excellence Award in the Department of PM&R at VCU.
Dr Castillo completed his surgical internship at Carillion Health System in Roanoke, Va., and received his Medical Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Juan N. Corpas School of Medicine in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. He is board certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). He is also a member of both the American Spinal Cord Injury Association and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals.