Richard Castro

Dr. Richard Castro is an experienced healthcare professional/instructor with a demonstrated history of working in both the hospital and academia. Dr. Castro, skilled in healthcare informatics, electronic medical records, healthcare information technology,  has a strong interest in telemedicine.

Dr. Castro’s healthcare experience is in respiratory therapy, which he continues to practice as a COPD educational coordinator at a county hospital in Southeast Florida. He also has had experience in the hospital’s clinical informatics department as a clinical analyst and continues to assist the hospital as an EMR safety star on an as-needed basis. Dr. Castro’s traces his IT experience back over 25 years ago when he worked in the corporate office of a pharmacy chain doing software and hardware support for the company’s pharmacy prescription system.

Dr. Castro’s education spans a period of approximately 30 years, beginning with a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Miami in 1989. Next, he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Respiratory Care from the Medical College of Georgia in 1997. Dr. Castro returned to school to merge his two great loves, computers, and healthcare: he graduated with a Master’s in Biomedical Informatics from Nova Southeastern University in 2010.  In 2016, he graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Doctor of Health Science program. 


BS, Business Administration

University of Miami

BS, Respiratory Care

Medical School of Georgia

Masters, Biomedical Informatics

Nova Southeastern University

Doctor of Health Science

Nova Southeastern University



Health informatics

Patient Safety

Clinical Decision Support


Health Informatics / EMR Implementation

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Richard Castro

Richard Castro



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