About Johnathan Castaño
Dr. Castaño is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- 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 Surgvol. 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
Castaño JE, Chi D. Piriform Aperture Stenosis Repair in Infants. Accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery edited by Dr. Michele Carr MD DDS M.Ed Ph.D FRCSC.
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
About Johnathan E. Castaño MD:
I am a fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist who enjoys treating all disorders of the ears, nose, and throat in children, with a special interest in pediatric ear surgery (pediatric cochlear implantation, tympanomastoid surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic middle ear surgery), pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery, and pediatric airway 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. While he enjoys all aspects of general otolaryngology as it pertains to neonates, infants, children, teenagers and young adults, he has particular interest and expertise in pediatric otologic surgery (including pediatric cochlear implantation, tympanomastoid surgery for chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma, minimally invasive endoscopic middle ear surgery, and the evaluation and management of hearing loss in children), along with pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery, and both endoscopic and open airway surgery for treatment of congenital and acquired pediatric airway disorders such as laryngomalacia, laryngotracheal stenosis and laryngeal clefts.
Dr. Castaño is board-eligible 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 pediatric otologic surgery, pediatric cochlear implantation, and pediatric airway surgery and is excited to bring these skills back to WVU.
Dr. Castaño is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. 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, middle ear disease, chronic otitis media in children with craniofacial disorders, pediatric bone anchored implants, pediatric cochlear implantation, pediatric airway disorders, pediatric sinonasal disease, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, surgical simulation, emergency airway management simulation, and 3D printing in otolaryngology.
Dr. Castaño’s areas of clinical interest include resident and medical student education, management of hearing loss in children; hearing implants in children (cochlear implants, ossicular chain reconstruction, and bone conduction implants); minimally invasive endoscopic middle ear surgery; medical and surgical management of Eustachian tube dysfunction as well as acute and chronic otitis media in children; repair of tympanic membrane perforations; tympanomastoid surgery for cholesteatoma; surgical correction of protruding ears (otoplasty); pediatric laryngology and bronchoesophagology; pediatric tracheotomy; endoscopic and open airway surgery for management of laryngomalacia, laryngotracheal stenosis, laryngeal clefts and other congenital airway anomalies; EX-utero Intrapartum Therapy (EXIT) procedures for management of life-threatening congenital airway obstruction; 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; surgery for repair of congenital nasal anomalies such as pyriform aperture stenosis, and choanal atresia; surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children; pediatric thyroid surgery; management of pediatric aerodigestive tract foreign bodies; management of pediatric congenital head and neck anomalies such as neck cysts and masses; multidisciplinary management of pediatric lymphatic and vascular malformations; and multidisciplinary management of children with Pierre Robin Sequence and other craniofacial anomalies.
Dr. Castaño is absolutely thrilled to return to WVU and aspires to do all that he can 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