Jorge H. Ulloa

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Born (1971-11-29) November 29, 1971 (age 50)

Dr. Jorge H. Ulloa (November 29th, 1971) is a Vascular Surgeon, born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. He was a pioneer in venous disease in his country and has more than 20 years of experience in this topic[1]. He's currently dedicated to research with his research group VASCUANDES, teaching at Universidad de Los Andes. and finding new ways to prevent and treat venous insufficiency. He is currently the president of the Colombian Society of Vascular Surgery[2], showing contribution to this discipline locally. He is also Chairman of the International American Venous Forum (AVF) and past president of the Latin American Venous Forum[3]. At the moment he promotes globalization of knowledge through different international forums in venous pathologies.

Early life and education

Ulloa was born in Bogota, Colombia in the year 1971, his parents (Jorge Ulloa Dominguez and Manuela Herrera) are also Colombians, although he has ancestors from Lebanon. From a very early age, he was introduced to medicine. The uncles of his father were doctors in medicine from Sorbona and Yale University, and his father, Dr. Jorge Ulloa D. is a vascular surgeon who introduced this specialty to Ulloa.

He did his primary education at Gimnasio Moderno and graduated high school in 1989. After high school, he traveled to South Carolina where he studied English, and shortly after returned to Colombia to start his career in Medicine at Universidad del Bosque. He was granted the right to do his intern year at Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1987. He then did a research fellow in Vascular Surgery at Harvard University and after finalizing his studies, returned to Colombia. He did his first oral presentation in 1998 at the American Venous Forum on Mast Cell Tryptase in Varicose Veins and started his General Surgery residency at Hospital Simon Bolivar graduating in the year 2002. He became a fellow of vascular surgery Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D. C.

Current Work

After having his own clinical practice, he enrolled with Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota[4] and Universidad de Los Andes in 2012. He is currently the Deputy Head of the Vascular Surgery Service at this institution and is an associate professor at Universidad de Los Andes[5]. Along these years, performed the first endovascular venous treatments in Latin America. Dr. Ulloa has done multiple valve reconstructions in patients with the postphlebitic syndrome and has performed more than multiple surgical treatments in patients with venous insufficiency with outstanding results.

10 years ago Dr. Ulloa started his career as a professor, and short after he founded VASCUANDES; a research group of medical students and newly graduated physicians, and has more than 60 participants, dedicated to research and finding solutions for current problems in medicine[6]. To date, he has carried out studies such as Prosthetic Valve Implant[1], with a great impact worldwide.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ulloa, Jorge H.; Glickman, Marc (November 2020). "Human trial using the novel bioprosthetic VenoValve in patients with chronic venous insufficiency". Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 9 (4): 938–944. doi:10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.10.017.
  2. "El Dr.Jorge H. Ulloa nombrado Chairman del Comité IAVF". (in español).
  3. "Leadership & Committees". Retrieved 2021-05-31.
  4. "Busque su Doctor". Busque su doctor, fundación Santa Fe de Bogota. 31 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Uniandes - Eventos". Retrieved 2021-05-31.
  6. "Jorge H. Ulloa".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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