University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jonathan Castillo, MD, MPH

Endowed Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Developmental Medicine

Dr. Jonathan Castillo
Since his initial work in pursuit of a master of public health at Johns Hopkins University, the
integration of health-equity and global health training in the service of racially/ethnically
diverse patient populations have been a focus in Dr. Jonathan Castillo’s career. Following training at Cincinnati Children’s, this has been expressed through clinical labors in Fetal Centers and among children living with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through training of residents and fellows, Dr. Castillo has aimed at sharing this expertise within the US and throughout low-income nations where disability specific training is lacking.

Furthermore, multicenter training and research collaborations, with Health-Disparity
investigators addressing myelomeningocele related comorbidities, have allowed Dr. Castillo to make
unique contributions to the field of neurodevelopmental pediatrics among Spanish-speaking
and underserved populations. Additionally, the global health training he received afforded him the
opportunity to share clinical and educational experience internationally.

About Dr. Castillo


Undergraduate Education

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Medical Education 

University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD


Pediatric Residency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Fellowship, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship in General Pediatric Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Fellowship, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Postgraduate Training

Pediatric Internship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati,

Certification, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Interdisciplinary Training Program, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati,

Research Interests
  • Fetal Medicine Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
  • Health Disparities
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Global Health
  • Neurodevelopmental Education and Training
Patient Care