Dr. Ricardo Castrellon was born in Panama, but he attended college and medical school in Costa Rica. Upon graduation from medical school, he moved to Miami with his wife, who is a psychiatrist. During his medical school years, Dr. Castrellon developed a passion for plastic surgery. After completion of his general surgery residency in New York, Dr. Castrellon completed fellowships in Trauma/Critical Care and Burns before completing his plastic surgery residency in Indiana. He then moved his family to Miami to begin private practice. His professional interests include aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction and lower extremity reconstruction. Helping others has always been a calling, and he has participated on multiple missions trips to his native Panama where he has cared for children with cleft lip and palate as well as burn victims and has been collaborating with doctors of his native country to set up a burn center there. Besides a busy clinical practice, Dr. Castrellon very much enjoys spending time with his growing family, which now consists of his wife and two young daughters.
2009 -2011 Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
2008 -2009 Burn Fellowship: Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
2007 -2008 Critical Care Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital,Universi of Miami, Miami, Florida
2002 -2007 General Surgery: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
1998 -1999 Social Medicine Service Year, Costa Rica
1996 -1998 Medical School: Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas San Jose, Costa Rica
1994 -1996 B.S., Health Sciences, summa cum laude: Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas, San Jose, Costa Rica
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of General Surgery
2009: ABA 41ST Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Effectiveness of a Computerized IV Protocol to Treat Hyperglycemia in the Burn Unit.
Castrellon R., Juneja R., Roggy D.,Sood R.
2007: Garcia-Nunez L.M., Petron P., Pizano L., Castrellon R., Asensio, J.A.
Operative Management of Pulmonary Injuries. Lung sparing and formal resections
Current Therapy of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care. AsensioJA, Eds.5thEdition, Chapter 6, Section VII, Elsevier/W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2007.
2007: ASPS Senior Residents Conference, Pasadena, CA
The Effects of Smoking on Capsular Contracture Following Cosmetic Breast Augmentation.
Brickman M., Castrellon R., Singh J., Simpson R.
2006: Tanveer P., Skodnek K., Mayans J., Castrellon R., Jaghab K.
Priapism Following Trazodone Use in a Patient Using Drugs and Alcohol, The Internet Journal of Mental Health. 2006. Volume 3 Number 1
2005: Internal Medicine Lecture Series, East Meadow, NYManagement of thoracic Injuries
Castrellon, R., Barret L.O.