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Agustin Castellanos, Sr., M.D.

Agustin Castellanos, Sr., M.D.

Agustin Walfredo Castellanos was an internationally recognized physician, born in Havana, Cuba in 1902. Dr. Castellanos arrived in Miami in 1960. He maintained a private practice and was a clinical and visiting professor of pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Senior Scientist at the National Children’s Cardiac Hospital as well as the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Variety Children’s Hospital.

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology twice in 1959 and 1960 by Colombia and Ecuador, respectively. Dr. Agustin Castellanos died on December 7, 2000 in Miami, Florida.

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