Doctor of Medicine, University Zulia, Maracaibo, 1960. Division of Medical Sciences, University Zulia, Maracaibo, 1962.
Resident in pathology, Philadelphia General Hospital, 1962-1964; resident in anatomical and clinical pathology, New York Medical College, New York City, 1964-1967; fellow department pathology, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1982; instructor medicine, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, 1960-1962; assistant professor pathology, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, 1962-1967; agregate professor, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, 1967-1973; titular professor, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, since 1973; founder, chief Laboratory Immunohistochemistry, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, since 1961; director School Laboratory Technicians, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, 1968-1973; chief chair pathology, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, since 1975; general coordinator 1st centennial celebration, U. Zulia Faculty Medicine, 1990-1992. Visiting professor U. Health Sciences Chicago Medical School, 1974, St. Mary's School Medicine, London, 1981. President annual science meeting Chair Pathology, Maracaibo, 1982-1993.
President council Christ Church, Maracaibo, 1985-1987, 90-91. Member College American Pathologists, American Society Clinical Pathologists, Johns Hopkins University Medical and Surgical Association, Academy Medicine Zulia State, Venezuelan College Physicians, Venezuelan Society Pathology (vice president 1971-1972), Rotary (president ladies' committee Maracaibo 1995-1996).
Married Jose Urdaneta-Galue. Children: Alvia Elena, Jose Enrique, Sandra Lorena.