Dr. Conrado P. Castor is an elected fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
SCHERERVILLE, IN, July 29, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Conrado P. Castor, MD, FACC, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Castor celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Castor was born in Manila, Philippines and received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 1964. He attained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the same university in 1969.
He had an Internal Medicine Residency at the Makati Medical Center in the Philippines from 1969 to 1971. He emigrated to the United States in 1971 and began a Rotating Internship at St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey from 1971 to 1972.
He then moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1972 and started his Internal Medicine Residency at the Detroit General Hospital, a Wayne State University affiliated hospital, from 1972 to 1975. He then pursued Cardiology Fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio from 1975 to 1977. He is notably a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases.
He started his private practice in Dyer, Indiana in July 1977. He had active medical staff privileges at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital which later became St. Margaret Health Care Center, The Community Hospital in Munster and St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Indiana. He later moved his office to Munster, Indiana in 1980 and later formed the Lake County Cardiology and Internal Medicine, PC with an associate cardiologist.
He served as chairman of various committees in these hospitals and was elected President of the Medical Staff at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer in 1994 and 1995. He was also the Director of Cardiology at St. Margaret Mercy for quite some time.
Dr. Castor is an elected fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a longstanding member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine, American College of Angiology, and Indiana State Medical Association.
He practiced Internal Medicine and Cardiology during these years and witnessed the progress and new innovations in cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting and coronary bypass surgery that made a lot of difference in patient medical outcomes and survival.
He followed the footsteps of his father who was also a physician and surgeon. He is married to Ester Mangahas, BSN who served as the office nurse in the early years of his practice and later became the officer manager of the practice. They had 3 daughters Aileen, Yvette and Noreen.
One of the most interesting experiences in Dr. Castor's career was an incident in the early years of his practice. It was Christmas Day and he was having dinner with his family when the hospital called him for a patient in the Intensive Care Unit who had a heart attack and now developed complete heart block and had lost consciousness. The patient had to be taken to the x-ray department as portable fluoroscopy machine was not available then. He put in a temporary pacemaker and as soon as her heart rate increased, she woke up very upset saying, "I am in a very beautiful and bright place and here you are restraining and poking me all over." Having a near death experience during the process, she woke up quite upset but later apologized to Dr. Castor.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Conrado P. Castor, MD, FACC, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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