Laura M De Castro, MD, MBBS

Laura M De Castro, MD, MHSc, is a specialist in hematology at UPMC CancerCenter
  • Specialty:

    Internal Medicine
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  • Education:

    MD, Universidad Autonoma De Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Residency:

    Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Fellowships:

    Yale University School Of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Affiliations:

    UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC Presbyterian UPMC Shadyside
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Laura M. De Castro MD, MHSc, is an associate professor of medicine, director of benign hematology for the Institute for Transfusion Medicine and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and director of clinical translational research for the Sickle Cell Disease Research Center of Excellence. In addition, she is a hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies. Dr. De Castro also serves as clinical director of the benign hematology program at UPMC, and works to expand clinical programs in hemostasis and thrombosis.

Dr. De Castro received her medical degree from the Universidad Aut;noma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, and her hematology/oncology fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

Dr. De Castro is currently a member of the American Society of Hematology.