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Practice areas

  • Nephrology, Bone & Mineral Metabolism
  • Transplant: Kidney
  • Transplant: Kidney/Pancreas
  • Transplant: Pancreas

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Nephrology
  • Renal Failure



Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Honduras


Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati


University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Additional information


My name is Ana Castellanos; I received my medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Honduras. I then completed a fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology.

Personal statement

I'm originally from Honduras, and I come from a family of physicians. My dad is a nephrologist, my uncle is a nephrologist, so I think I have some of that in my blood. Since I was little I always knew that I wanted to be a physician, and as I studied internal medicine I knew that nephrology was what I wanted to do. I fell in love with it.

I love working in the Transplant Center here at UK HealthCare. We have a great team that’s multidisciplinary, and we're all really working to provide the best care for each patient. We want the best for our patients, and I think we're all doing this for them. It's very rewarding to see patients do well after a kidney transplant. They are able to come off dialysis, and they get a second chance in life.


  1. Vilchez V, Turcios L, Zaytseva Y, Stewart R, Lee EY, Maynard E, Shah MB, Daily MF, Tzeng CD, Davenport D,Castellanos AL, Krohmer S, Hosein PJ, Evers BM, Gedaly R.
    Cancer stem cell marker expression alone and in combination with microvascular invasion predicts poor prognosis in patients undergoing transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Am J Surg. 2016 Aug;212(2):238-245.
  2. Kanthawar P, Mei X, Daily MF, Chandarana J, Shah M, Berger J, Castellanos AL, Marti F, Gedaly R.
    Kidney Transplant Outcomes in the Super Obese: A National Study From the UNOS Dataset.
    World J Surg. 2016 Jun 22.
  3. Carias S, Castellanos AL, Vilchez V, Nair R, Dela Cruz AC, Watkins J, Barrett T, Trushar P, Esser K, Gedaly R.
    Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is strongly associated with sarcopenic obesity in patients with cirrhosis undergoing liver transplant evaluation.
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Mar;31(3):628-33.
  4. Yepes JF, Sullivan JA, Castellanos AL, Sollecito TP.
    Hypercoagulability syndromes: what the dentist needs to know.
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2007 Jul;104(1):3-11.