Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Christian J. Ochoa

Christian J. Ochoa

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
625 South Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 400 Health Sciences Campus Pasadena

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

Dr. Ochoa holds the title of Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Keck School of Medicine of USC. He 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 General Surgery and board eligible in Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, American Heart Association’s Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease and is an Associate Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
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