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Lon Castle, MD

440.695.4000

Lon Castle, MD

Appointed: 1998

Lon Castle, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Mail Code AVW 2-1
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
WorkAppointment:440.695.4000
WorkFax:440.695.4649
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Lon Castle, MD, is a Staff Electrophysiologist with Cleveland Clinic. He is Head of the Cardiac Device Lab at Lakewood Hospital and Fairview General Hospital. He also serves as a medical consultant to the National Football League. Dr. Castle is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a Diplomate of the Board of Medical Examiners. His specialty interests focus on implanting devices that correct heart rhythm malfunctions and electrophysiologic studies and ablations of cardiac arrythmias.

A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Castle attended Temple University as an undergraduate in the School of Pharmacy, continuing on to receive his medical degree. He completed his clinical internship and residency at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., before joining the United States Air Force. During his military service, Dr. Castle served as Chief of Medicine at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Upon leaving military service, Dr. Castle received a fellowship in cardiology from Cleveland Clinic, where he became Head of the Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology. Dr. Castle was originally appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 1973. After a four-year absence, he was re-appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 1998.

Dr. Castle currently serves as an abstract reviewer for the professional journals Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. He has been widely published in such journals as American Heart Journal, Journal of Electrophysiology and Clinical Progress in Pacing and Electrophysiology. In addition to his current role as medical consultant to the National Football League, Dr. Castle has been a past medical consultant for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Ballet, and he served as Associate Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns.

Dr. Castle is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the American Medical Association Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology Assessment Board, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Northeast Ohio Pacemaker Society.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1973
Residency - Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA USA
1969
Internship - Geisinger Medical Center
Transitional
Danville, PA USA
1966
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1965
Undergraduate - Temple University
Philadelphia, PA USA
1961

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

cardiac arrhythmias, device implantation, electrophysiologic studies and ablation of arrhythmias

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
  • American Medical Association, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology Assessment Board
  • Cleveland Academy of Medicine
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Northeast Ohio Pacemaker Society

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/13/2014, Dr. Castle has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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