Richard Castillo

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Dr Richard Castillo

  • Assistant Dean/Clinical Prof
    Clinical Staff Cherokee Nation

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Optometry NULL
    (918) 444-4038


Dr. Castillo is a graduate of the NSU Oklahoma College of Optometry as well as the Oklahoma State University Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He completed a medical/surgical internship followed by a residency in Ophthalmic Surgery at the OSU Medical Center in Tulsa. He has been Northeastern State Universitys principle surgeon, consulting ophthalmologist, and a clinical professor of Optometry since 1999. He currently serves as Assistant Dean overseeing the surgical training program, as well as Chief of the University s Ophthalmic Surgery Service. He is a strong proponent of optometric continuing education, lecturing extensively, and holding workshops both nationally and internationally. Dr. Castillo is the author of several textbook chapters. He is the immediate past-chair and commissioner of the National Commission for Vision and Health. He has served on the Applied Basic Science committee for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and as one of the exams Councils. Dr. Castillo is also a member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Service Corps.


  • OtherDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine,,Oklahoma State University College of Osteophathic Medicine,,1993
  • O.D.,Optometry,Northeastern State University College of Optometry,,1987
  • BS,,The University of Tulsa,,1982