Hola! My name is Julio Garcia-Castro. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, and have spent most of my life in Grand Rapids, MI. I attended undergrad at WMU (Go Broncos!) and medical school at Michigan State College of Human Medicine. My background includes clinical research and urban/underserved outreach.
I chose family medicine based on my experiences observing health disparities in my community and wanted the opportunity to do something about them. I also value the ability to hold long-term relationships with patients, to be closely connected to my community, and the opportunity to learn comprehensive medical knowledge and skills required to practice good family medicine.
I am thrilled to have matched at the University of Michigan, a residency program known for its robust full-spectrum training in both academic and community settings.
My interests in medicine include underserved care, point of care ultrasound, clinical research, and office procedures. In my free time, I enjoy running, lifting weights, racketball, dancing to any type of music, trying new cuisines, and traveling to new places with my wife and son.
Point of care ultrasound
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, 2021