Dr. Carlos A. Castro, '08, a second-year student in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, and a teaching fellow in prosthodontics, has become the 13th recipient of the Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Castro earned a DDS degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, and a certificate in prosthodontics from NYUCD's Advanced Program for International Dentists in Prosthodontics. He plans to pursue a career in research, teaching, and private practice after completing his prosthodontics specialty training in 2012.
"Dr. Castro was awarded the fellowship based on his academic excellence, approach to patient care, and positive interactions with faculty and peers," said Dr. Farhad Vahidi, associate professor of prosthodontics and director of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.
The Litvak Fellowship was established in 1999 through a generous grant from Mrs. Adele Block in honor of her dentist, Dr. Litvak, a clinical professor of prosthodontics at NYUCD and a generous donor to the College. Mrs. Block is a member of the family that owned the Block Drug Company, Inc., a major producer of oral and general healthcare products, which is now a division of GlaxoSmithKline.