Mercedes Castiel, MD

  • Specialty: Gynecology
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Phone: 212-263-9700

About Me

There is a difference between living a fulfilling life and just surviving. I have dedicated my career to helping women lead fulfilling lives after a cancer diagnosis.

I am a gynecologist with a passion for and expertise in cancer survivorship. I joined NYU Langone after almost 20 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I developed a program intended to meet the needs of women at risk for cancer or with a history of cancer. I have dedicated my career to improving the quality of life of these women, whether through helping them to maximize their fertility options or to manage menopause and sexuality.

My patients are not defined by a cancer diagnosis. I focus on treating each patient first as a woman, by addressing all the gynecologic issues and concerns that women have in general. Then, I address a woman’s risk for cancer or history of cancer and use this to guide my care plan. I always individualize treatment because no two women will experience an illness in exactly the same way.

I am experienced in helping women who have a high risk of developing cancer. This can be due to a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome linked to a genetic mutation, such as BRCA, or a mutation associated with Lynch syndrome or Fanconi anemia. I strive to ensure that all women have access to this care and contribute to their physical and psychosocial wellbeing.


Conditions and Treatments

polycystic ovary syndrome, brca gene, menopause, cervical cancer screening, prevention of cancer, cervical precancer, abnormal pap smear, cancer screening, ovarian cancer screening, premature menopause, reproductive care, colposcopy, uterine bleeding, hysteroscopy, menstrual disorders, birth control, tumor of uterine muscle, fanconi anemia, HNPCC
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1996
Education and Training
  • Residency, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1993
  • MD from University Of Toronto, 1988

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NYU Langone Trinity Center

111 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, NY 10006

Research My Research

Interests

menopause management, cancer survivors

Research Summary

My research interests are in menopause management of cancer survivors and quality of life in cancer survivors. 

Academic Contact

Academic office

111 Broadway

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10006

Phone

212-263-9700

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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Publications

  • Use of intravaginal 17-beta estradiol to improve sexual function and menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitors [Meeting Abstract]

    Goldfarb, Shari Beth; Dickler, Maura N; Dnistrian, Ann M; Patil, Sujata; Dunn, Lara; Chang, Kaity; Berkowitz, Alyssa Peri; Tucker, Noah; Carter, Jeanne; Barakat, Richard R; Hudis, Clifford; Castiel, Mercedes Goldfarb, Shari Beth; Dickler, Maura N; Dnistrian, Ann M; Patil, Sujata; Dunn, Lara; Chang, Kaity; Berkowitz, Alyssa Peri; Tucker, Noah; Carter, Jeanne; Barakat, Richard R; Hudis, Clifford; Castiel, Mercedes
    Journal of clinical oncology. 2013 MAY 20. 31 (15): ?-?

  • Ovarian carcinoma screening in women at intermediate risk: impact on quality of life and need for invasive follow-up

    Kauff, Noah D; Hurley, Karen E; Hensley, Martee L; Robson, Mark E; Lev, Gali; Goldfrank, Deborah; Castiel, Mercedes; Brown, Carol L; Ostroff, Jamie S; Hann, Lucy E; Offit, Kenneth; Barakat, Richard R Kauff, Noah D; Hurley, Karen E; Hensley, Martee L; Robson, Mark E; Lev, Gali; Goldfrank, Deborah; Castiel, Mercedes; Brown, Carol L; Ostroff, Jamie S; Hann, Lucy E; Offit, Kenneth; Barakat, Richard R
    Cancer. 2005 Jul 15. 104 (2): 314-320

  • Gynecologic cancer treatment and the impact of cancer-related infertility

    Carter, Jeanne; Rowland, Katherine; Chi, Dennis; Brown, Carol; Abu-Rustum, Nadeem; Castiel, Mercedes; Barakat, Richard Carter, Jeanne; Rowland, Katherine; Chi, Dennis; Brown, Carol; Abu-Rustum, Nadeem; Castiel, Mercedes; Barakat, Richard
    Gynecologic oncology. 2005 Apr. 97 (1): 90-95

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