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L. Nicolas Gonzalez Castro, MD, PhD


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L. Nicolas Gonzalez Castro, MD, PhD


  • Physician
  • Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Brain and spinal metastases
  • Clinical trials in neuro-oncology
  • Glioblastoma
  • IDH-mutant gliomas
  • Neurological complications of cancer and its therapy
  • Quality of life

Diseases Treated

  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Glioblastoma
  • Low-Grade Glioma
  • Lymphoma, Primary CNS
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary Tumors

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-2166
  • Office Phone Number617-632-2166
  • Fax617-632-4773


Dr. Gonzalez Castro received his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard University and completed neurology residency at the Mass General Brigham / Harvard Medical School Neurology Residency Program, followed by neuro-oncology fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Gonzalez Castro is board certified in neurology and neuro-oncology, and is committed to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate care to patients with primary brain tumors and brain metastases, as well as patients suffering from neurologic complications of cancer and its therapy. Dr. Gonzalez Castro's research efforts are aimed at understanding the genetic basis of cancer cell survival and resistance to treatment in primary brain tumors, with the goal of developing more effective therapies.

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2018
  • Neuro-Oncology, 2019


  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Neuro-Oncology


  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurology

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School


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