John M. Castle, MD

Academic Role:
 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
Faculty Appointment(s): Department of Surgery
Division:  Plastic Surgery
Other Affiliation(s): Attending, UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts
Research Office:  Division of  Plastic Surgery, Hahnemann Campus
                              281 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Phone/ Fax: (508) 334 5591


Clinical Interests- Training -Research Interests - Publications  -Awards and Honors

1. Clinical Interests
Breast Surgery - Reconstruction, Augmentation, Reduction
Body Contouring - Abdominoplasty

2. Training

  • Education
    • 1989 University of Rochester School of Medicine Rochester, New York M.D.
    • 1985 University of Rochester, Rochester, New York B.S. Magna cum Laude, Distinction in Research Major-Biochemistry
  • Graduate Medical Training
    • 1994-1996 Plastic Surgery University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • 1993-1994 Chief Resident University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • 1990-1993 Resident University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • 1989-1990 Intern University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Certification
    • 2008-2010 CPR/Health Care Provider
    • 2007 Passed Plastic Surgery recertification exam
    • 2007-2009 ACLS Certification
    • 1999 Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery 
  • Medical Licensure 
    • 1996 Massachusetts 
  • Postgraduate Training 
    • Massive Wt Loss MWL Body Contouring Master Class New York, New York August 2007
    • Breast/Body Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium Santa Fe, N.M. August, 2004
    • Laser Surgery Coherent CO2 Laser for Aesthetic Procedures Washington, D.C. September, 1996
    • Maxillofacial Maxillofacial Principles and Techniques Yale University-New Haven, Connecticut April, 1995
    • Endoscopy Endoscopic Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Course Ann Arbor, Michigan April, 1995
    • Microsurgery University of Louisville Microsurgical Course Louisville Kentucky

3. Research Interests
Breast Reconstruction, Post Bariatric Body Contouring

4. Publications


Castle JM, Arous EJ. “Femoral Vein Aneurysm” Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, June 1995, 3, 317-9.

Castle JM.“Prevention of Post Operative Thromboembolism” University of Rochester School of Medicine Senior Thesis, 1989 (unpublished)


Castle JM, Rees R. “Head and Neck Cancer in the Elderly” Surgical Care for the Elderly, chapter 35 AdkinsB, Scott H eds. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, PA 1998

Krugh TR, Walker GT, Sanford DG, Castle JM, Alley JA.“The interactions of drugs and carcinogens with left-handed and right-handed DNA” Biomolecular Stereodynamics III Eds. Sarma RH and Sarma MH Adenine Press, Albany, NY 1986, pp103-17.


Sadowski R, Castle J. “Panniculectomy After Gastric Bypass-The UMass Experience” New England Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting Newport, RI June 2007

Santamarina R, Castle J, Layeequr R, Akyurek M. “The Ultimate Breast Reconstruction” New England Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting Newport, RI June 2007

Perry C, Dunn R, Castle J.“The Morbidly Obese Patient and Panniculectomy Revisited” New England Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting Plymouth, MA May 2003

Vernadakis A, CastleJ. “Correction of Synmastia” New England Society of Plastic Surgery Meeting Mystic, CT June 2001

Castle JM, Kuzon WM, Garner WL.“Preoperative Arterial Studies for Lower Extremity Free Flap Reconstruction” Plastic Surgery Senior Resident Meeting Dallas, Texas April 1996

Matous S, Castle JM, Puyana JC.“The use of inferior vena cava filters in the trauma patient” Abstract in the Journal of Trauma, Jan 1994, 36(1), 159. Presented at Western Trauma Association meeting March 1994

5. Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Plastic Surgery Resident Teaching Award (2001, 2002)
  • Plastic Surgery Chief Resident (1995-1996)
  • Medical School Letter of Commendation (2nd year)
    Carl B. Emerson Scholarship
    Fannie and Henry Rice Scholarship
    Curriculum Committee Member (3rd and 4th years)
  • Undergraduate Outstanding Biochemistry Student Award
    Phi Beta Kappa (Junior year)
    Dean’s List (every semester)
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