Dr. Paul Castellanos: AOICON 2013 Faculty

Dr. Paul Castellanos

Otolaryngologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also director of the University of Maryland Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic, as well as the University of Maryland Airway Clinic.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Vassar College, Dr. Castellanos completed his medical degree at Louisiana State Medical School. He continued his training at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis with an internship in general surgery. From there, he went onto Washington University School of Medicine for a residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He trained with Dr. George Gates during his laryngology research fellowship and also with Professor Wolfgang Steiner in Goettingham, Germany to learn the techniques of Trans-Oral Laser Microsurgery.

Trained in advanced laryngoscopic airway techniques for cancer and airway stenosis, Dr. Castellanos is very interested in minimally invasive surgery using robotic and computer integration in the operating room. He is the author of a number of papers and book chapters on the surgical anatomy of the larynx, voice production, airway trauma and the control of intractable aspiration.

Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1995
General Board Certification FLEX, 1988

Areas of Expertise
Voice and swallowing disorders
Stenosis of the swallowing or breathing channel
Management of benign and malignant laryngeal pathology
Esophageal and pharyngeal manifestations of reflux disease
Care of the professional voice
Trans oral laser microsurgery (TLM)
Minimally invasive laryngopharyngeal reconstruction
Trans oral robotic surgery (TORS)

Medical School
Louisiana State Medical School, 1984-1988

Residency Program
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990-1994

Research Fellowship in Laryngology
1989 George A. Gates, MD Mentor

Awards & Honors
1979 Bachelor of Biology and Psychology Degree with General & Departmental Honors
1988 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2005 "Best Doctors in America"
2007 "Best Doctors in America"
2008 "Best Doctors in America"
2009 "Best Doctors in America"