Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Radha Alur, M.B.B.S.
Dr. Radha Alur, a pediatrician at the Family Health Care Center in Pearl, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After earning her M.B.B.S. in 1985 and serving a one-year rotatory internship in various specialties at S. V. University, Kurnool, India, Alur had postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology at the A. P. University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India, from 1988-90. She had a pediatrics residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1997-2000.
Alur served as a public health pediatrician in Guam from 2002-03 and as a pediatrician in Illinois from 2003-06 before becoming director of pediatrics at the Hamilton Health Clinic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 2006. She served as a pediatrician at the Family First Health Clinic in York, Pennsylvania, from 2011-16 before joining Family Health Care Center in Pearl.
The author or coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed publications and two posters presented at scientific meetings, Alur is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her research interests include parental coping skills managing behavioral issues in children.
Mauricio J. De Castro, M.D.
Dr. Mauricio J. De Castro, a clinical geneticist at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving his M.D. from the Universidad Del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2004, De Castro pursued an internal medicine residency at Keesler Air Force Base from 2009-12, a medical genetics residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, from 2012-14, and a clinical molecular genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Research Institute from 2014-15.
He has served as a clinical geneticist at the Air Force Medical Genetics Center and laboratory director of the Air Force Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Keesler since 2015.
De Castro has been an author or coauthor of multiple articles in peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations. He is an active member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Medical Genetics.
Asef Mahmud, M.D.
Dr. Asef Mahmud, assistant professor of internal medicine and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of South Florida, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of internal medicine under the Division of Hospital Medicine.
After receiving his B.S. in biomedical sciences in 2010 and his M.D. in 2013 in the combined B.S. and M.D. accelerated program at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Mahmud underwent a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics from 2013-17 and was chief resident from 2016-17 at the University of South Florida.
As a resident, Mahmud authored or coauthored seven abstracts, publications and presentations. As a chief resident, he developed the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and gave multiple invited lectures at the University of South Florida for various teaching courses.