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About Luis R. Castellanos, MD, MPH

Luis Castellanos, MD, MPH, is a board-certified cardiologist. As a general cardiologist, he enjoys helping patients improve their cardiovascular health by applying evidence-based strategies, state-of-the-art technology and pharmacotherapy to target coronary disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other cardiac diseases. He is a strong believer that in order to improve one's health, it takes a strong and honest partnership between the doctor and patient and a willingness to make lifestyle changes.

Dr. Castellanos is able to perform a wide range of cardiac services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterization, trans-esophageal echocardiography and stress testing. He enjoys working with various populations and provides medical care in underserved communities. Dr. Castellanos also performs outreach care in the Imperial Valley. He enjoys working with the Hispanic community, and whenever possible, he is able to provide cardiac care in Spanish.

As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Castellanos instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He has an interest in health outcomes research and minority health policy. He also studies how to effectively utilize existing health systems to monitor and develop strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular care.
Dr. Castellanos completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at UC Davis School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Castellanos also holds a master's of public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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For more information, see Cardiovascular Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2010-11-17

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography

Conditions and Treatments

  • Minority Health Policy
  • Echocardiography
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Disease Management
  • High Blood Pressure (Cardiology)
  • Hypertension
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted