Christian J. Ochoa, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)

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Dr. Ochoa holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator) in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Ochoa earned his MD from the Harvard Medical School in 2003. He completed an internship and residency in Surgery at the University of Southern California in 2009. He also completed his vascular surgery fellowship at USC in 2011.

Dr. Ochoa is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Western Vascular Society, the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society, and the American College of Surgeons.


  • Caverno-saphenous shunt for recurrent priapism J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2023 Dec; 9(4):101359. . View in PubMed
  • Network meta-analysis of drug-coated balloon angioplasty versus primary nitinol stenting for femoropopliteal atherosclerotic diseaseJ Vasc Surg. 2021 05; 73(5):1802-1810. e4. . View in PubMed
  • The periumbilical incision for anterior lumbar interbody fusions J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2020 Sep; 6(3):384-387. . View in PubMed
  • Long-Term Patency and Clinical Outcomes of Nitinol Stenting for Femoropopliteal Atherosclerotic Disease Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 66:566-572. . View in PubMed
  • How to Create a Hot Foot Line to Prevent Diabetes-Related Amputations: Instant Triage for Emergency Department and Inpatient Consultations J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2019 Mar; 109(2):174-179. . View in PubMed
  • Prognostic Factors for Arteriovenous Fistula Maturation Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May; 49:273-276. . View in PubMed
  • Early cannulation of bovine carotid artery grafts (Artegraft) after primary vascular access and fistula revision procedures J Vasc Surg. 2018 12; 68(6):1865-1871. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Management of Perforated Inferior Vena Cava Filters Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul; 42:25-31. . View in PubMed
  • Sartorius Muscle Flaps for Vascular Groin Wound Complications Am Surg. 2015 Nov; 81(11):1163-9. . View in PubMed
  • Agreement among observers in the assignment of TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus classification and runoff score J Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 58(5):1254-8. . View in PubMed
  • A prospective study of carbon dioxide digital subtraction versus standard contrast arteriography in the detection of endoleaks in endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 27(1):38-44. . View in PubMed
  • Basic data related to thrombolytic therapy for acute arterial thrombosis Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 26(2):292-7. . View in PubMed
  • Thoracic aortic stent-grafting for acute, complicated, type B aortic dissections Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr; 25(3):333-9. . View in PubMed
  • Peroxynitrite-induced p38 MAPK pro-apoptotic signaling in enterocytes Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jun 26; 384(2):221-5. . View in PubMed
  • Thoracoscopic repair of neonatal diaphragmatic hernia J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Dec; 18(6):875-80. . View in PubMed
  • Prior studies comparing outcomes from trauma care at children’s hospitals versus adult hospitals J Trauma. 2007 Dec; 63(6 Suppl):S87-91; discussion S92-5. . View in PubMed
  • Alcoholism risk, tobacco smoking, and P300 event-related potential Clin Neurophysiol. 2004 Jun; 115(6):1374-83. . View in PubMed
  • P300 and blink instructions Clin Neurophysiol. 2000 Jan; 111(1):93-8. . View in PubMed