Meet the Team:  Glenn Casteneda, MD

Glenn is a pediatric neurologist, based in Westchester, NY.  Well, he is based there, but travels on medical missions for up to three months a year.  On our cleft palate/lip surgical trips, Glenn mostly works in the PACU, the post-anesthesia care unit, keeping a sharp eye on the kids as they wake up and begin to breathe with their new “equipment.”

Glenn is a fun one.  He works hard all day, and somehow comes alive after dinner, ready to celebrate the occasion..any occasion!  He is our favorite storyteller.  You can ask him about the time he was in the Phillipine military academy, the time he crossed from one island to another in a sketchy canoe, the time he got that scar…well, it’s better if he tells you himself.  Buy him a drink and get ready to laugh.

Recently Glenn told me a new story about his trip to Sierra Leone.  He was working in the Ebola unit, wearing those big space suits for two hours at a time.  He told me about the patients who lived, and the patients who died.  Is he brave or crazy? Yep, that’s Glenn.  I hope to travel with him many times more, generating more stories as we go.

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About Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz

Shari is a speech language pathologist and assistant professor of communication disorders at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
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