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Curriculum Vitae


San Antonio plastic surgeon specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery


Address: PRMA Stone Oak, 502 Madison Oak Dr. Ste 220, San Antonio, Texas 78258
Tel: (210) 558-7012 (work)
Fax: (210) 558-7013


2007 MS, Clinical Investigation, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2001 MD, Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
1996 BS, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


2009-2011 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
2005-2007 Microvascular & Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2001-2002 General Surgery (preliminary internship), Unveristy of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2002-2005 General Surgery (PGYI-III), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2007-2009 General Surgery (PGY IV-V), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX


2013 Plastic Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery

2010 General Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
2008 Fundamental in Laparoscopic, Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgery and Endoscopic Surgeons




09/2010 Cronin Award Winner, Best Resident/Fellow Paper, Texas Society of Plastic Surgery
06/2007 First Place, J.Bradley Aust Surgical Society, 33rd Annual Meeting, Resident Paper Competition, Basic Science Category
11/2006 First Place, San Antonio Vascular Surgery Society Resident Research Competition
01/1999 W.R. Hammond Trust Foundation Academic Scholarship, UT Southwestern Medical
05/1996 Collegiate Achievement Award, Texas A&M University
05/1996 Distinguished Achievement Award, Texas A&M University


Journal Articles

Ochoa O, Chrysopoulo M, Nastala C, Ledoux P, Pisano S. Abdominal wall stability and flap complications after deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction: does body mass index make a difference? Analysis of 418 patients and 639 flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul;130(1):21e-33e.

Ochoa O, Sun D, Reyes-Reyna SM, Waite LL, Michalek JE, McManus LM and Shireman PK. Delayed angiogenesis and delayed VEGF production in CCR2 -/- mice during impaired skeletal muscle regeneration. Am J Physiology - Regulatory Integrative & Comparative Physiology 2007;293(2):R651-61.

Ochoa O, Torres FM, and Shireman PK. Chemokines and diabetic wound healing. Vascular 2007;15(6):350-5.
Sun D, Martinez CO, Ochoa O, Ruiz-Willhite L, Bonilla JR, Centonze VE, Waite LL, Michalek JE, McManus LM, Shireman PK. Bone marrow-derived cell regulation of skeletal muscle regeneration. FASEB J. 2009 Feb;23(2):382-95.

Contreras-Shannon V, Ochoa O, Reyes-Reyna SM, Sun D, Michalek JM, Kuziel WA, McManus LM, and Shireman PK. Fat accumulation with altered inflammation and regeneration in skeletal muscle of CCR2 -/- mice following ischemic injury. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 2007;292:C953-967.

Shireman PK, Contreras-Shannon V, Ochoa O, Karia BP, Michalek JM, and McManus LM. MCP-1 deficiency causes altered inflammation with impaired skeletal muscle regeneration. J Leukoc Biol 2007;81: 775-785.

Gutowski KA, Ochoa O, Adams WP. Closed-catheter irrigation is as effective as open drainage for treatment of pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis. Ann Plast Surg 2002 Oct;49(4):350-354.
Rohrich RJ, Morales DE, Krueger JE, Ansari M, Ochoa O, Robinson J, Beran SJ. Comparative lipoplasty analysis of in vivo-treated adipose tissue. Plast Reconstr Surg 2000 May;105(6):2152-2158.


Ochoa O, Solomon D, Michalek J, McManus LM, Shireman PK. Similar capillary density despite decreased vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels and impaired skeletal muscle regeneration in CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) -/- mice, presented at the Society of University Surgeons’ Second Annual Academic Clinical Congress, Phoenix, AZ, 2007, Feb.

Ochoa O, McManus LM, Shireman PK. Altered inflammation increases intermuscular fat accumulation and impairs skeletal muscle regeneration following ischemic injury in CCR2 -/- mice, presented at the Surgical Forum of the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2006 Oct.


Chemokines and Immune Cells in Hind Limb Ischemia
Principal Investigator: Paula K. Shireman, M.D.
R01 HL074236 09/01/03 to 08/31/07
Role: Research Fellow
The major goals of this application are to 1) identify the mechanisms underlying the differential susceptibility to tissue necrosis in two inbred strains of mice after femoral artery excision, 2) determine the role of T-cells and the Th1/Th2 immune response in tissue necrosis and 3) determine the role of the MCP-1/CCR2 axis in tissue necrosis.

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