M. Regina Castro, M.D.

  1. Endocrinologist
  2. Lipidologist

M. Regina Castro, M.D., is a consultant in endocrinology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN since 2003. She completed her endocrinology fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1999. She is Professor in Medicine, and a member of the Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Core Groups for the Division of Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic. She combines clinical work, residents and fellows' education and clinical research. Her primary clinical interest is the evaluation and treatment of all thyroid disorders (Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer). Her research interest is in the management of patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, and the application of novel non-surgical approaches to the treatment of benign thyroid nodules, including the use of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). She is a member of the American Thyroid Association where she has served on the Board of Directors and currently serves as President of Women in Thyroidology. She has been Chair of the Patient Affairs and Education Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. She is also the Medical Editor of diabetes related content at mayoclinic.org.

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Dr Castro's main clinical interests are in the Evaluation and treatment of all thyroid disorders (Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer). She teaches thyroid ultrasound to clinical endocrinology fellows.

She has expertise in the management of Diabetes and is the medical editor of Diabetes-related content for Mayo clinic.com

She is also invested in Education of Medical residents and Endocrinology trainees. She served as director for Endocrinology rotation for Internal Medicine Residents and is the incoming Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director (07-2021)

  1. 1999
    Fellowship - Endocrinology and MetabolismMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1996
    Residency - Internal MedicineAlbert Einstein Medical Center
  3. 1991
    Residency - Internal MedicineCentral University of Venezuela
  4. 1987
    MD - Graduated top 3% in class of 245 studentsCentral University of Venezuela

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Clinical LipidologyAmerican Board of Clinical Lipidology
  2. 1999
    Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    PT Program, Outstanding Classroom Educator AwardProgram in Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic School of Health-Related Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2022
    Woman of the Year 2022American Thyroid Association
  3. 2013
    WRAP- Write up and Publish AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  4. 2010
    Career Development AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  5. 2010
    Write up and publish award (WRAP)Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2009
    Small Grants ProgramMayo Clinic in Rochester
  7. 2008
    CR AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  8. 2005
    Small Grants Program AwardMayo Clinic
  9. 2005
    MIDAS AwardDiabetes Clinic Initiative
  10. 2005
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2004
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 2004
    ENHANCE AwardMayo Foundation
  13. 2002
    Employee of the MonthStratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY
  14. 1999
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  15. 1997
    Research GrantEndocrine Fellows Foundation
  16. 1996
    Resident Research Project. Honorable MentionAlbert Einstein Medical Center

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - 2022
    Past PresidentAmerican Thyroid Association Women in Thyroidology
  2. 2021 - present
    Moderator/Co-ChairAmerican Thyroid Association
  3. 2021 - present
    ModeratorAmerican Thyroid Association
  4. 2021 - present
    Chair, Program CommitteeAmerican Thyroid Association
  5. 2021 - present
    Program Co-chairAmerican Thyroid Association
  6. 2020 - 2021
    Women in Thyroidology, PresidentAmerican Thyroid Association
  7. 2020 - 2021
    PresidentAmerican Thyroid Association Women in Thyroidology
  8. 2019 - 2020
    Chair, Task Force on Professional Diversity CommitteeAmerican Thyroid Association
  9. 2019 - 2020
    President-electAmerican Thyroid Association Women in Thyroidology
  10. 2019 - 2020
    ChairAmerican Thyroid Association
  11. 2019 - 2020
    Women in Thyroidology , president electAmerican Thyroid Association
  12. 2019 - 2020
    President, nomineeAmerican Thyroid Association
  13. 2019 - present
    Invited ParticipantAmerican Thyroid Association
  14. 2018 - 2019
    ChairClinical Competency Committee, Endocrinology Fellowship, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  15. 2018 - 2019
    2018 Annual Meeting Programming Committee, MemberAmerican Thyroid Association
  16. 2017 - 2018
    Awards Committee, memberAmerican Thyroid Association
  17. 2016 - present
    Invited MemberAmerican Thyroid Association
  18. 2016
    Member, Strategic Planning CommitteeAmerican Thyroid Association
  19. 2015 - 2019
    Committee ChairPatient Education and Advocacy Committee, American Thyroid Association
  20. 2015 - 2020
    Medical EditorMayoClinic.com, Health Management Resources, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  21. 2015 - 2019
    Chair, Patient Affairs and Education CommitteeAmerican Thyroid Association
  22. 2014 - 2018
    Board DirectorAmerican Thyroid Association
  23. 2014 - 2018
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Endocrinology Fellowship, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  24. 2014 - 2018
    Board DirectorAmerican Thyroid Association
  25. 2014 - 2015
    Board LiaisonClinical Affairs Committee, American Thyroid Association
  26. 2011 - 2019
    Director and CoordinatorEndocrinology Rotation, Department of Internal Medicine
  27. 2011 - 2019
    Associate Program DirectorDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
  28. 2011 - present
    Editorial Board MemberSelf Assessment Program (ASAP) Committee, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  29. 2010 - 2014
    MemberFellow's Education Committee, American Thyroid Association
  30. 2010
    ChairFellow's Track Sessions, American Thyroid Association
  31. 2009 - 2018
    MemberKnowledge Content Board
  32. 2009 - 2014
    Section EditorTask Force on ASAP/EndoText, American College of Endocrinology
  33. 2009 - present
    Honorary MemberVenezuelan Society of Internal Medicine
  34. 2008 - present
    Board MemberAskMayoExpert
  35. 2007 - 2008
    Academic CoordinatorEndocrine Grand Rounds, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
  36. 2007 - 2014
    Editorial Board MemberClinical Thyroidology for Patients, American Thyroid Association
  37. 2006 - 2020
    MemberNational Lipid Association
  38. 2006 - 2009
    MemberWebsite Advisory Group, American Thyroid Association
  39. 2005 - 2014
    MemberPatient Education and Advocacy Committee, American Thyroid Association
  40. 2005 - 2008
    MemberFellowship Selection Committee, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
  41. 2004 - 2019
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
  42. 2004 - 2019
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  43. 2004 - 2008
    ChairDiabetes Clinic Improvement Project, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine
  44. 2003 - 2020
    FellowAmerican College of Endocrinology
  45. 2003 - 2020
    MemberAmerican College of Endocrinology
  46. 2002 - 2003
    Vice ChairResearch and Development Committee, Stratton VA Medical Center
  47. 2002 - 2003
    MemberPeer-Review Committee, Stratton VA Medical Center
  48. 2001 - 2020
    MemberThe Endocrine Society
  49. 2001 - 2003
    MemberResearch and Development Committee, Stratton VA Medical Center
  50. 2001 - 2003
    MemberDiabetes Self-Management Education Program, Stratton VA Medical Center
  51. 2000 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Diabetes Association
  52. 2000 - 2020
    MemberEndocrinology and Metabolism Board, American Board of Internal Medicine
  53. 2000 - 2001
    Question WriterEndocrinology and Metabolism Board, American Board of Internal Medicine
  54. 1999 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  55. 1998 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Thyroid Association
  56. 1998 - 1999
    MemberGoverning Council, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  57. 1997 - 2020
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  58. 1996 - 2020
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  59. 1994 - 1995
    House Staff Steering Committee, Albert Einstein Medical Center
  60. 1993 - 2008
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  61. 1992 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  62. 1992 - 2009
    MemberVenezuelan Society of Internal Medicine

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