About Johnathan Castaño
Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology Medical Student Clerkship Director
- BS, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2008
- MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 2012
- Castaño JE, Sargi ZB, Jewett, BS. Case Report: Spontaneous Resolution of Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Cheek after Incisional Biopsy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jun;146(6):1033-4.
- Amber KT, Castaño JE, Angeli SI. Case Report: Prophylactic Valaciclovir in a patient with recurrent vestibular disturbances secondary to Vestibular Neuritis. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012 Jul;33(4):487-8.
- Wood JW, Eloy JA, Vivero RJ, Sargi Z, Civantos FJ, Weed DT, Morcos JJ, Castaño J, Lo K, Casiano RR (2012). Efficacy of Transnasal Endoscopic Resection of Malignant Anterior Skull Base Tumors. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2012. 2: 487–495.
- Fundakowski CE, Castaño J, Abouyared M, Rivera A, Ojo R, Sargi Z. The Role of Fine-Needle Aspiration in Parotid Pleomorphic Adenoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg August 2012 vol. 147 no. 2 suppl. P183
- Castaño J, Nayak CS. Parapharyngeal Space Masses in Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. Stilianos E. Kountakis, Editor. Springer 2013.
- Fundakowski, C., Castaño, J., Abouyared, M., Lo, K., Rivera, A., Ojo, R., Gomez-Fernandez, C., Messinger, S. and Sargi, Z, The role of indeterminate fine-needle biopsy in the diagnosis of parotid malignancy. The Laryngoscope. 2014 Mar;124(3):678-81.
- Freiser ME, Castaño J, Whittington E, Arnold D, Sidani C. Solitary Fibrous Tumor in the Infratemporal Fossa. Journal of Radiology Case Reports, North America, 814 12 2014.
- Castaño JE, Freiser ME, Ramadan H. Inpatient Tonsillectomy in Children Younger than 36 Months: Is it Necessary? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016; 142(3):270-273
- Aaronson NL, Castaño JE, Simons JP,Jabbour N. Quality, Readability and Trends for Websites on Ankyloglossia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 July; 127(7):439-444.
- Castaño JE, Chi D. Piriform Aperture Stenosis Repair in Infants. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. Volume 29, Issue 2, 51-54. 2018 June.
- Markwell S, Ammer AG, Interval E, Allen J, Papenberg B, Hames R, Castaño J, Schafer D, Weed S. Cortactin Phosphorylation by Casein Kinase 2 Regulates Actin-Related Protein 2/3 Complex Activity Invadopodia Function and Tumor Cell Invasion. Molecular Cancer Research 2019 Apr; 17(4):987-1001.
- Purnell PR, Tarabishy AR, Castaño JE. Imaging in Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. Ramadan H, Baroody F (Eds) Springer 2020.
- Oberlies NR, Castaño JE, Freiser, ME; McCoy JL.; Shaffer AD; Jabbour N. Outcomes of Baha Connect vs. BAHA Attract in pediatric patients. Submitted to the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology on 2/22/2020.
Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chapter of Florida. 2012
Thomas Brown McClelland Scholarship ($10,000). Rotary Club of Miami. 2009 - 2012
University of Miami John K. Robinson Scholarship (75% Tuition) 2008 - 2012
Graduated with Cum laude honors from the University of Miami. 2008
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of Florida. University of Miami 2008
Henry King Stanford Scholarship (50% Tuition). University of Miami 2004 - 2008
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship ($10,000)2004 - 2007
Research Fellow - University of Miami Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities 2006
I am a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist who enjoys treating disorders of the ears, nose, and throat in children, with a special interest in complex ear surgery (pediatric and adult cochlear implantation, tympanomastoid surgery, repair of ear drum perforations, and minimally invasive endoscopic middle ear surgery), pediatric endoscopic airway surgery, and pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery. My goal is to deliver high quality ENT care to all children and their families as if they were my own, with compassion and kindness. It is an absolute privilege for me to be entrusted with the care of a parent’s most precious treasure – their child. Every child is different, and I strive to use my clinical expertise to partner with parents and families, along with pediatricians and other pediatric specialists in order to formulate an effective and minimally invasive treatment plan for your child.
About Johnathan Castaño
Johnathan Edward Castaño, MD is a pediatric otolaryngologist and Assistant Professor in the West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is currently the only academic fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist serving the state of West Virginia. While he enjoys treating general ear, nose and throat problems in children of all ages, he has particular interest and expertise in complex otologic surgery (including pediatric and adult cochlear implantation, tympanomastoid surgery for chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma, repair of ear drum perforations, minimally invasive endoscopic middle ear surgery, and the evaluation and management of hearing loss in children), along with pediatric endoscopic airway surgery, and pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery.
Dr. Castaño sees patients from birth to age 18 for general pediatric otolaryngology, ear, sinus, and airway problems. He performs cochlear implantation in infants, children, and adult patients of all ages.
Dr. Castaño is currently the Associate Residency Program Director of the WVU Otolaryngology residency program, as well as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Services, Performance and Quality Improvement for the WVU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, he is the Director of the WVU Pediatric Hearing Center, as well as the Otolaryngology Medical Student Clerkship Director.
Dr. Castaño is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a South Florida native and attended the University of Miami for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with Cum laude honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He remained in Miami for medical school, earning his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society and participated in a yearly medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He subsequently completed a one-year clinical fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the oldest and one of the most prestigious Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowships in the country. While in fellowship, he further refined his skills in complex otologic surgery, cochlear implantation, pediatric airway surgery, and pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery.
Dr. Castaño is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is proud to be a fellow member of the American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology. He is the author of multiple journal articles and has presented at national meetings.
Dr. Castaño’s research interests lie in the study of hearing loss in children, cochlear implantation, medical education, and surgical simulation.
Dr. Castaño’s areas of clinical interest include resident and medical student education, cochlear implantation in children and adults, management of hearing loss in children; bone conduction implants and ossicular chain reconstruction in children; minimally invasive endoscopic middle ear surgery in children; medical and surgical management of Eustachian tube dysfunction as well as acute and chronic otitis media in children; repair of tympanic membrane perforations in children; tympanomastoid surgery for cholesteatoma in children; management of complex sinonasal disease in children, including advanced techniques in endoscopic sinus surgery (such as endoscopic modified medial maxillectomy) for children with cystic fibrosis, as well as revision functional endoscopic sinus surgery; endoscopic and open airway surgery for management of laryngomalacia, laryngotracheal stenosis, laryngeal clefts and other congenital airway anomalies; surgery for repair of congenital nasal anomalies such as choanal atresia; surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea in children; and management of pediatric congenital head and neck anomalies such as neck cysts and masses.
Dr. Castaño aspires to help WVU Children’s Hospital become a world-class center for pediatric otolaryngology care.
Patient Care Information
- Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
Residency, Resident in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2017
Fellowship, Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018