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Emma J. Castillo, M.D.


Ages Treated: All


Quick Facts:

  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist
  • Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Performs Colonoscopies

Emma J. Castillo, M.D. Practices at the Following Locations

Chandler, AZ 600 South Dobson Road, Bldg A1, Chandler, AZ 85244 (480) 786-6655 Request an appointment at this location
Gilbert – Val Vista, AZ 2563 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85295 (480) 786-6655 Request an appointment at this location
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About Emma J. Castillo, M.D.

“For me, trust is the keystone upon which I form the relationships with my patients. Trust is important when asking a patient to share details of problems that can often be embarrassing. And trust is important when asking a patient to let me help them solve their problems, some of which may have been ongoing for years. In order to build that trust, I show my patients warmth and compassion, I listen fully and intently, and I show my patients a warmer side of medicine. My parents immigrated from El Salvador and made it a point to raise me bilingual. This helps me connect more deeply with a group of patients who might not otherwise be completely understood.

“I enjoy the clinical variety that Gastroenterology provides. The complexity of the health and disease of the GI tract challenges my mind. At the same time, I always enjoy the hands-on element that the procedures provide. I am methodical and detail-oriented on the one hand, yet warm and friendly on the other. I always make sure to educate my patients fully, so they can make informed decisions and take an active role in their own care.”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Castillo drags her family to the beach as often as possible. She also enjoys playing princess with her young daughter, getting lost in comedy and action movies/TV, and rooting for the Denver Broncos with her borderline fanatical husband.

Awards and Accreditation:

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

NIH Research Fellow: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Master’s Degree in Clinical Research: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

M.D.: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK

Member: American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy