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Lony Castro, MD

Chair and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: lcastro@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5375

Join year: October, 2001


1976 B.A., Biology, University of California at San Diego, CA

1980 M.D., University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1984 Completed Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

1986 Completed Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Western University :
Dr Castro held academic/clinical appointments at several institutions including; UCLA School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (where she was the Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Training Program), and St. Joseph's Medical Center (in Chicago, IL where she was the Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine).


Research and Patient Care, Director of Reproductive System Course, Director of the Ob- Gyn Clerkship Rotations.
Click below to view  OB-Gyn rotation documents.
Core Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Cases
Obstetrics and Gynecology Core Rotation Goals, Objectives and Expectations


Chammas M, Nguyen T, Li M, Nuwayhid B, Castro L.: Expectant management of severe preterm preeclampsia: Is intrauterine growth restriction an indication for immediate delivery? Am J Obstet Gynecol, 183: 853-858, 2000.

Panting-Kemp A, Nguyen T, Castro L.: Maternal drug use and polyhydramnios. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 187: 602-605, 2002.

Castro L., Avina R.: Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy Outcomes. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol, 14: 601-606, 2002.

Silver L, Korse L, Platt L, Castro L.; Intrauterine growth restriction is accompanied by decreased renal volume in the human fetus. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 188:1320-325, 2003
Castro, L.C.: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: in Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacker and Moore (eds)., W.B. Saunders Co. 4th edition, 2004
Castro, L.C. and Ogunyemi, D.: Medical and Surgical Complications of Pregnancy: in Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hacker and Moore (eds)., W.B. Saunders Co. 5th edition, 2009
Dr. Castro has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including grants from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundationand the United Cerebral Palsy Association. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Society of Gynecologic Investigation and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is married to Dr. Robert Avina, MD who is a faculty member in the department of Family Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. They have three sons-Jason, Jeffrey and Daniel.