Case School of Medicine




His Biography

Dr. Ted has been Medical Editor for NewsChannel 5 since 1975, presenting health reports to viewers throughout northeast Ohio. This position made him the first television news doctor in the country. As a result of his television appearances, he has made almost a "Billion Video House Calls" through Channel 5. Appearing on multiple news shows weekly, he has discussed everything from treatments for the common cold to the latest medical breakthroughs. He has hosted TV 5’s Health Exchange, a series of call-in specials from which viewers receive free medical advice from top Cleveland physicians.

Dr. Castele is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University where he is Chairman of the Dean’s Technology Council for the School of Medicine. He also serves as Chairman of the $160,000,000 Capital Campaign for the School of Medicine. Dr. Castele is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at CWRU and served as President of the Cleveland Medical Alumni Association on two occasions, 20 years apart. Dr. Castele is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and continues his affiliation with Lutheran Hospital where he served as Director of Radiology, Chief of Staff, Chairman of their Foundation Board of Trustees, and in many other capacities for 38 years. Since 1961, he has been involved in teaching medical and surgical interns at Lutheran Hospital and recently at Fairview General Hospital. He has also served as the President and/or Chairman of the Board of sixteen medical and/or community organizations including the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, the Cleveland Radiological Society and Lutheran Medical Association.

In addition to his professional duties, Dr. Castele has volunteered many thousands of hours to over a dozen community organizations including, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Medical Library Association, The Humility of Mary Health Care System, The Greater Cleveland Hospital Association, The Centers for Dialysis Care, The Boy Scouts of America, The Health Museum of Cleveland, The Northeast Ohio Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society. He was on the National Blue Shield of America Board, a board member of the Physicians’ Administration Corporation of Ohio and a board member of the Cuyahoga County Hospital Foundation. In addition, Dr. Castele served as a member of The Ohio Delegation to the American Medical Association for twenty years and acted as chairman for half of that time.

Dr. Ted has received a great many awards from various organizations. He was awarded the Benjamin Rush Award from the American Medical Association, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the community for citizenship and public service beyond the call of duty as a practicing physician. He has been named the "Outstanding Man of the Year" by the Eagle Scout Association of Greater Cleveland and has also received the "National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award," given as a complete surprise to him, while doing a live TV show. He was named "Man of the Year" by the Lutheran Medical Center Foundation and in 1990, Dr. Castele was honored as a "Distinguished Member" of The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland. Just recently, Dr. Castele was named to receive the Academy’s most treasured award, "The Portrait Award." With this honor, his portrait will have a permanent place in the Academy of Medicine offices. He received a "Silver Medal" from The Ohio State Radiological Society and The National Association of Fundraising Executives named him as the "Outstanding Philanthropist" of 1991. In 1996, Dr. Castele received the "Golden Achievement" Award for Medicine from the Golden Age Centers of Cleveland.

Dr. Castele attended Adelbert College, Western Reserve University for his undergraduate degree and also attended Western Reserve University for his graduate and medical studies. In addition to his other works, Dr. Ted has written numerous papers, and he had a monthly column in "Healthcare News" for six years.

Dr. Ted and his wife, Jean, live in Fairview Park. They have seven children and seventeen grandchildren.