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Biobrief:  Steven C. Castle, M.D.


  • Training:
    • Miami University, Oxford, OH. A.B, 1978, Suma Cum Laude, Zoology
    • Medical School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1981
    • Internal Medicine Residency: Riverside Hospital/OSU, Columbus, OH, 1984
    • Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, VA/UCLA Geriatrics, Los Angeles, CA, 1986
  • Board certified:      Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
  • Professor of Geriatric Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Associate Director of Clinical Services, GRECC, VA Greater Los Angeles
  • C.E.O. and President, DrBalance, Inc.

Work in Falls Prevention
1996-7 National Stroke Association (NSA) Rehabilitation Advisory Council
2000    National Task Force on Falls Prevention in the Dep of Veterans Affairs
10/00 to 9/02   VISN Wide Deployment of Evidence Based Falls Prevention Program $980,000

  • Falls Prevention Clinics- Greater LA VA, replicated in VAs in So Cal, FL, Puerto Rico
  • National VA Breakthrough Collaborative on Falls Prevention, Advisor and Coach

2001-2002       Long-Term Care Litigation, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Frederick, MD
2003    Planning Committee: A California Blueprint on Falls Prevention, with The Archstone Foundation/ California Wellness Foundation.

  • Drafting California State Assembly Bill “Falls Surveillance Project”, AB 1577

2003    Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF): Development of cross-cutting, customer/ patient-oriented, quality performance indicators.
2005-pres California Falls Prevention Center of Excellence, advisor
2011 CDC Expert Panel on National Falls Prevention and White Paper

Academic Productivity
Grants:  over $2.8 Million in total funding, including 4 NIH Grants

  • Immune function in frail older adults, Mobility and balance (including community-based programs), Geriatric training
  • Development of Protective Headgear to Reduce TBI, Phase II SBIR,        NIA $933,699
  • Mobility & Balance Awareness in Affordable, The Good Family Foundation, Pasadena Foundation &Be.Group Foundations, $20,000


  • Over 60 papers and chapters (54 peer reviewed) and 55 abstracts/plenary, poster sessions for national meetings

Invited lectures/presentations: Over 350 national and international presentations

Awards and Recognition

  • Clinician of the Year, by the American Geriatrics Society, 2000
  • Outstanding Accomplishment-runner up, Federal Executive Board, 1998
  • American Society of Public Administration, Clarence Dykstra Award, 1998
  • Teaching Recognition, UCLA Geriatric Fellowship 1998, 99, 2002, 03, 09, 13
  • Los Angeles Best Doctors, Los Angeles Times Magazine, 1996, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Japan, 2003, 04, 05
  • Advocacy for Falls Prevention, National Falls Prevention Conference, 2010