Sylvia Del Castillo, MD

Chief of Staff
Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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

Areas of Focus

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.


Intestinal Perfusion in Congenital Heart Disease