Laila Castellino, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine


Laila Castellino, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Castellino earned her medical degree at Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center and received advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Castellino served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, where her work encompassed clinical health care as well as health care epidemiology.  She also started a telehealth clinic to offer infectious disease services to veterans living in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas. This service was well received by patients and staff alike. She’s a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Dr. Castellino has contributed to the book Genital and Perianal Diseases, received numerous research and clinical grants, and published several academic articles.

Personal Note 

Dr. Castellino’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Mount Sinai Beth Isreal (2005-2007), Infectious Diseases
  • Residency - Maimonides Medical Center (2002-2005), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Grant Medical College, India (1995-2001)
Books & Publications