Dr. Diana Morales-Castro

Dr. Diana Morales Castro

Clinical Fellow

Medical/Professional Qualifications

Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Diana Morales completed her medical degree from Universidad de Costa Rica in 2011; she undertook her anesthesia and recovery specialty at the same university and completed it in February 2015. The same year, she started a Masters´ Degree in Perioperative Medicine from the University College of London. When she finished her postgraduate training, she worked at a trauma centre, where she led the anesthesia service for one year. During that time she worked with a multidisciplinary team to standardize the surgical pathway and created the first preoperative consult of anesthesiologists in Costa Rica. She completed a critical care fellowship with UHN/Mount Sinai in 2018, and returned for a fellowship focused on Critical Care Echocardiography and ECLS.

Academic Interests
Critical care echocardiography
Critical care of surgical and trauma patients
High-risk surgical patients
Quality of care

Diana Morales Castro. Valoración preoperatoria: función anestésica. (Preoperative Assessment: Anaesthesia Responsibility Bibliographical Review). Medicina Legal de Costa Rica.

Diana Morales Castro, Mónica Quesada Arias, Carlos Ugalde Ovares. Detección de Contaminación en el Equipo Anestésico de Sala de Operaciones del Hospital México, Junio 2014 (México Hospital Anaesthesia Equipment Contamination Detection, June 2014). Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

Personal Interests
Spending time with family





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