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Dr. Penny A. Castellano

Dr. Penny A. Castellano, MD, FACOG

Dr. Castellano completed her undergraduate education at Drew University (BA Zoology). She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in May 1985. Her postgraduate training was at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in June 1989. After a brief period in private practice, Dr. Castellano joined the Emory faculty and has been a member since July 1990. She served as Student Clerkship Director from 1991 ‰ÛÒ 1996, and as Director of Residency Training, Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University 1992-1995. She was Medical Director of Emory Clinic North from 1997-2001 and Section Chief of Primary Care 1998-2002, when she transitioned to several Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer roles for the Emory Clinic and affiliated group practices. She currently serves as Associate Director and Chief Medical Officer for The Emory Clinic and Emory Specialty Associates. In November of 2016, she additionally began serving as Interim Chair for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine.


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Obstetrics/Gynecology


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, Drew University 1980

Winifred Baldwin Fellowship for Graduate Study, Drew University 1981

Robert Woodruff Memorial Fellowship in Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1981-1985

Alpha Omega Alpha, Emory University School of Medicine, 1984

Second Place Prize, Resident Research Day, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, 1989

Best Workshop Award: Prescribing hormone replacement therapy (co- coordinator), The Society of General Internal Medicine, 1994


Majmudar B, Castellano PZ, Wilson RW, Siegel RG. Granular cell tumors of the vulva. J Reprod Med. 1990 Nov; 35(11):1008-14.

Osborn LM, Sostok M, Castellano PZ, Blount W, Branch WT Jr. Recruiting and retaining clinician-educators. Lessons learned from three programs. J Gen Intern Med 1997 Apr; 12 Suppl 2:S83-9.

Santanam N, Shern-Brewer R, McClatchey R, Castellano PZ, Murphy AA, Voelkel S, Parthasarathy S. Estradiol as an antioxidant: incompatible with its physiological concentrations and function. J Lipid Res. 1998 Nov;39(11):2111-8.

Castellano PZ, Wenger NK, Graves WL. Adherence to screening guidelines for breast and cervical cancer in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease: an ancillary study of volunteers for HERS. J Womens Health Gend Based Med. 2001 Jun;10(5):451-61.

Ribner BS, Hall C, Steinberg JP, Bornstein WA, Chakkalakal R, Emamifar A, Eichel I, Lee P, Castellano PZ, Grossman GD. Use of a mandatory declination form in a program for influenza vaccination of healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008Apr;29(4):302-8.

Murphy AA, and Castellano PZ. RU486: pharmacology and potential use in the treatment of endometriosis and leiomyomata uteri. Current Science LTD. 1994;6:269-78.

Castellano PZ, and Murphy AA. RU486 and the gynecology patient. Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol 2. Rock JA, Faro S, Gant NF, Horowitz I, Murphy AA, editors. Chicago, IL: Mosby-Year Book, Inc, 1995;179-191.