Andrea Bischoff, MD

Pediatric Surgeon, Peña Colorectal Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-636-3240

Fax 513-636-3248


Colorectal surgery; pediatric surgery; anorectal and urogenital malformation; Hirschsprung disease; total colonic aganglionosis; bowel management (fecal incontinence and idiopathic constipation).

Andrea Bischoff is a pediatric surgeon for the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at University of Brasilia – Brasilia, Brazil. Her general surgery residency and pediatric surgical fellowship were completed at Brasilia University Hospital - Brasilia, Brazil. On October 2007 she joined the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for a two-year research fellowship followed by two years of clinical fellowship. In March 2012 she joined the staff as a full-time member of the Colorectal Center for Children. She has been a lecturer and visiting professor, giving courses with live operative demonstration in 20 different countries.

MD: University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.

Residency: General Surgery, Brasilia University Hospital, Brasilia, Brazil.

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Brasilia University Hospital, Brasilia, Brazil.

Research and International Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: General Surgery, Brazil, 2005; Pediatric Surgery, Brazil, 2008.

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Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Peña A. Covered Cloacal Exstrophy – A Poorly Recognized Condition, Hints to Help Arrive at a Correct Diagnosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48:2389-2392.

Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Peña A. Update on the management of anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int. 2013;29:899-904.

Levitt MA, Hamrick MC, Eradi B, Bischoff A, Hall J, Peña A. Transanal, Full-Thickness, Swenson-like Approach for Hirschsprung Disease. J of Pediatr Surg. 2013;48:2289-2295.

Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Hall J, Peña A. Vaginal switch – a useful technical alternative to vaginal replacement for select cases of cloaca and urogenital sinus. J of Pediatr Surg. 2013;48:363-6.

Bischoff A, Peña A, Levitt MA. Laparoscopic-assisted PSARP – the advantages of combining both techniques for the treatment of anorectal malformations with recto-bladderneck or high prostatic fistulas. J of Pediatr Surg. 2013;48:367-71.

Bischoff A, Calvo-Garcia MA, Baregamian N, Levitt MA, Lim FY, Hall J, Peña A. Prenatal Counseling for Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy – Challenges faced by Pediatric Surgeons. Pediatr Surg Intl. 2012;28:781-8.

Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Peña A. Total Colonic Aganglionosis: A Surgical Challenge. How to Avoid Complications?Pediatr Surg Int. 2011;27(10):1047-52.

Peña A, Bischoff A, Levitt MA. The Transpubic Approach for Complex Anorectal and Urogenital Malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(12):2316-2320.

Levitt MA, Bischoff A, Peña A. Pitfalls and Challenges of Cloaca Repair; How to Reduce the Need for Reoperations. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46(6):1250-1255.

Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Louden E, Pena A. Hydrocolpos in cloacal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010,45:1241-1245.