Michael A. Castello, MD, PhD

Child Neurology resident, neuroscientist, companion, technology enthusiast (carbon & silicon-based varieties), avid learner, passionate advocate.


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  • All Over Again
    Ten years ago I arrived in Loma Linda, California and attempted to meet the three other na├»ve souls in my MD/PhD program, only to discover every last one of them was cool enough to have homes outside of the United States. Today, the final member of our tetrad crossed the stage to receive her second […]
  • Sidewalks
    When I am on the sidewalk I sometimes wish That a truck would hit me In a tragic accident. Saving me the trouble The guilt The responsibility Of doing it myself. I will do it myself The responsibility The guilt Is too much trouble. What a tragic accident This truck has hit me I sometimes […]
  • Nights for Days
    Night shifts generate strong opinions: are they desirable or miserable, easier or more difficult? Regardless, residency has a fair number of them, and unlike our colleagues we don’t get paid any extra. Personally I don’t mind them, although to be fair, I don’t currently have difficulty sleeping during the day or catching naps during slow […]
  • Boxed
  • The Pool of Narcissus
    All too often, someone expresses a nonstandard thought (or even one that is simply incongruent with group norms), and the responses center around how well others can relate the concept to themselves. When they encounter internal resistance, they feel the need to express how the hypothetical does not agree with them. I’m sure some of […]