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Professional Statement

  • An experienced ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Raphael Castillo arrived in private practice from an academic background. He is the former chief of ophthalmology at one of the NYU-affiliated hospitals, where he taught eye residents training in eye surgery, particularly cataract surgery.
  • Dr. Castillo received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University and his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco at Fresno and a residency in ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital. He is a retinal sub-specialist, having fulfilled a post-residency fellowship at NYU, which has broadened our practice scope in such areas as diabetes, macular degeneration, vascular diseases and hypertension.He has also participated in humanitarian medical missions in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Philippines, performing and teaching local doctors eye surgery.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Howard University
  • University of California, San Francisco, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Howard University Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Fellowship in Medical and Surgical Retina

Awards and Publications

  • NYU Attending of the Year Resident’s Award
  • Post Graduate Huh Research Award
  • Ophthalmology Department Research Award

Language Spoken

  • English