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Bernardo Ochoa

Bernardo Ochoa Arismendy, Colombian pediatric surgeon (Barbosa, Antioquia Department 14 August 1926 – Medellín 25 December 2016)

Discovered the urofacial syndrome or Ochoa syndrome (described by Elejalde)

Elejalde, B.R. Genetic and diagnostic considerations in three families with abnormality of facial expression and congenital urinary obstruction: the Ochoa syndrome. Am. J. Med. Genet. 3(1):97-108, 1979 


Trauma of the external genitalia in children: amputation of the penis and demasculation. J. Urol. 160:1116-9, 1998

Surgical complications of ascariasis. World J. Surg. 15:222, 1991

With R.J. Gorlin. Urofacial (Ochoa) syndrome. Am. J. Med. Genet. 27(3):661-7, 1987


Invited, American Congress of Pediatrics (1990)

Visiting Scientist, University of Minnesota

Honorary Member, American Pediatric Surgical Association

International Guest Speaker, Urology Section of American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting (1992)