Lourdes Castañón, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

Lourdes Castañón, MD, FACS, is the director of the Burn Program at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and a clinical associate professor of surgery with the Department of Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

Dr. Castañón comes to the department from Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Penn., where she served as an attending surgeon since 2014. Dr. Castañón earned her MD from the State University of New York Health and Science Center at Brooklyn. She then went on to complete residency in general surgery at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, also in Brooklyn. Following residency, Dr. Castañón completed a fellowship in surgical critical care and burns at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a fellowship in acute care surgery and trauma at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care as well as Advanced Burn Life Support, among other clinical and teaching certifications.

Dr. Castañón is a member of multiple professional societies, most notably, the American College of Surgeons, the Pan-American Trauma Society, the International Society of Burn Injuries, and the American Medical Association. She has authored and co-authored numerous studies on a range of burn-related topics in peer-reviewed journals as well as presented at many national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Castañón is fluent in both English and Spanish.


  • MD: State University of New York, 2003, BS, Biomedical Education: The City University of New York, 2001
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Brooklyn, General Surgery, 2004-2008
Yale University School of Medicine, Acute Care Surgery and Trauma, 2009-2010
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Texas & Shriner’s Hospitals for Children at Galveston, Texas, Surgical Critical Care and Burn, 2008-2009
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Brooklyn, General Surgery, 2003-2004
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, 2012
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 2012