Dr. John Castaldo

Dr. John Castaldo is Chief of Neurology, Director of Neurosciences Research, and a past President of the Medical Staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in Pennsylvania. He is Professor of Clinical Medicine (Neurology) at Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey. Dr. Castaldo graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1976, and obtained his medical and neurological training at the Dartmouth School of Medicine and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock affiliated hospitals. He has a special interest in the field of cerebrovascular disease as well as in the management of the difficult headache patient, and has authored numerous journal articles in his field.  Dr. Castaldo has completed a fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology, is a Stroke Fellow of the American Heart Association, and has completed a fellowship in Creating Healthier Communities with The Health Care Forum. His book, Uncommon Wisdom (Rodale), includes sixteen tales of doctors as human beings: flawed and full of doubt, wonder, and reverence for what it means to be alive.