Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Attending Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician-Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Congenital Heart Disease

Cardiac Critical Care


Medical School: 

Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine


Phoenix Children's Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center (Pediatrics)


Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)



Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Medical Association
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Congenital Heart Disease

Cardiac Critical Care


del Castillo SL, Moromisato DY, Dorey F, Ludwick J, Starnes VA, Wells WJ, Jeffries HE & Wong PC. Mesenteric blood flow velocities in the newborn with single ventricle physiology: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt vs. right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 7(2): 132-137, 2006.

del Castillo SL, McCulley ME, Khemani R, Jeffries HE, Thomas D, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, & Moromisato DY: Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocol. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 11 (3):373-377, 2010.

Johnson JN, Ansong AK, LI JS, Gorentz J, Hehir DA, del Castillo SL, Lai WW, Uzark K, Pasquali SK: Celiac Artery Flow Pattern in infants with single right ventricle following the Norwood Procedure with a modified Blalock-Taussig or right ventricle to pulmonary artery shunt. Pediatric Cardiology 32 (4): 479-486, 2011.

Paquette L, Wisnowski JL, Ceschin R, Pruetz JD, del Castillo SL, Nagasunder AC, Kim R, Painter MJ, Gilles FH, Nelson MD, Williams RG, Bluml S, Panigraphy A: Abnormal Cerebral Microstructure in Premature Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease. American Journal of Neuroradiology 34: 2026-33, 2013.

Research Interests: 

Intestinal Perfusion in Congenital Heart Disease

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