Adult/Geriatric Psychiatrist in NYC Dr. Vania Castillo

Doctor of Medicine (NY)

New York City, NY 10128 US

About Me

Dr. Castillo is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist practicing in NYC. Dr. Castillo is trilingual (Spanish, Portugues), bicultural and has extensive experience treating people with severe persistent mental illness.  

Dr. Castillo uses both pharmacological and non pharmacological techniques such as nutrition, exercise and spirituality, to help her patients achieve overall well being.


Dr. Castillo is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.  She has had academic appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and currently is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College and Faculty at NY University. 

Dr. Castillo has a strong commitment to public service, working in the public sector for most of her career and volunteering at several non-profit organizations.  She worked for five years as attending psychiatrist for Bensonhurst Assertive Community Treatment team and Medical Director of Bensonhurst Psychiatric Services.  Currently, she is the Director of Consultation Psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital Center.

Dr. Castillo is bi-cultural and trilingual being fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Dr. Castillo has been recognized as one of 2011's America's Top Psychiatrists for her dedication and commitment to patients' care.
Dr.Castillo received her degree as Medical Doctor and Surgeon from the University of Valle in Cali, Colombia, and her degree in Psychiatry from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where She had the privilege of serving as Chief Resident in her last year.  Dr. Castillo then pursued  Fellowships in Public Psychiatry and Geriatrics at Columbia University. 


  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Career Guidance
  • Coaching
  • Bariatric Clearances
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Wellness and Health Promotion
  • Women's Issues and Health

Services Offered

Session Type / Rate / Duration

  • Bariatric clearences / $300 / 90 Minutes
  • Diagnostic second opinion / $300 / 90 Minutes
  • Follow up session for counseling /psychotherapy / $150 / 30 Minutes
  • Follow up session with medication management / $150 / 30 Minutes
  • Medication management / $75 / 15 Minutes
  • Psychiatric evaluation / $250 / 60 Minutes