Remembering Dr. Agustin Castellanos—1927–2017

  • Robert J. Myerburg

The world knew him as Dr. Agustin Castellanos, but he was Tino to those of us who worked with and befriended him over many years, and Doctor C to his students and hospital colleagues who respected and interacted with him in the general medical center environment. Tino passed away on August 9, 2017, at the age of 89 years. To say that he is missed by those who were his students, academic colleagues, and friends understates the impact that he had on those with whom he had contact. Tino was one of those very rare individuals who linked immediately with people he liked and respected and created bonds that were both scientifically productive and personally enduring. At the same time, he was approachable and warmly interactive with all in his day-to-day environment.

I had the good fortune to meet Tino in 1963, at a very early time in his career in the USA. It happened when I was based in Miami in the U.S. Public Health Service between internship and medical residency. While not in the main...


Dr. Agustin Castellanos Electrocardiography 


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Dr. Myerburg is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology and is supported in part by the AHA Chair in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Myerburg
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  1. 1.Division of Cardiology (D-39)University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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