Joana E. Ochoa, M.D.

Joana E. Ochoa M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-3530
Business Email:

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Special Interests: Benign Thyroid disease, Multinodular goiter, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Lobectomy, Total Thyroidectomy, Parathyroid disease, Central Neck Dissections, Modified Radical Neck Dissections, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy (MIP), 4-gland exploration, Primary hyperparathyroidism, Secondary hyperparathyroidism, Tertiary hyperparathyroidism, Adrenal masses, Aldosteronoma, Pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s Syndrome, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Research Special Interests: Endocrine Disruptors, Molecular testing in thyroid disease, Aggressive Variants of Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid disease disparities


Perioperative pain management for thyroid and parathyroid surgery: A systematic review
The American Journal of Surgery.223(4):641-651[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.06.017.[PMID] .

Office Information

Academic Office
3rd Floor, Faculty Clinic
653 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3940
Administrative Manager
IshShamel Williams
(904) 244-3530


Medical Degree
2013 · Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Surgery Residency
2019 · Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship
2020 · University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA