Dr. Donald O. Castell

December 10, 2015

Dr. Castell is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Esophageal Disorders Program in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, completed his residency at the National Naval Medical Center, and was a Research Fellow in Gastroenterology at Tufts University. Dr. Castell served as the Chairman of Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland for four years, and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Castell also served as the Vice-President, President-Elect and President of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr. Castell is the editor and principal author of a 714-page text, The Esophagus, which is currently in its 4th edition. Further, he has over 500 scientific publications and is recognized internationally for his expertise of the esophagus and esophageal function. Dr. Castell has a vast array of scholarly activity and has held several honorable positions throughout his academic career.


Dr. Castell will be giving the Grand Rounds lecture in Acuff Auditorium from 12-1PM on December 10, 2015.