Physician Details

Maria C. Velez, MD

  • Contact Info
  • Phone:
    (504) 896-9740

    Fax:
    (504) 896-9758

  • About
  • Dr. Maria Velez specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children’s Hospital. She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University of Puerto Rico. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Velez is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and General Pediatrics. She serves on the faculty at LSU Health New Orleans as a Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Hematology/Oncology and as the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director. When asked why she chose to practice Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Velez said, “It is an honor to be a part of patients’ lives, and taking care of them while providing comfort and healing. I enjoy every moment that I spend taking care of my patients! I also love to teach and educate the next generation of physicians and help them become the best in the field.” Dr. Velez is fluent in both English and Spanish and sees patients in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
  • Education
  • Medical School
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
    Residency
    University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Fellowship
    National Cancer Institute, Washington, D.C.
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  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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  • Affiliations
  • LSU Health New Orleans
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  • Clinical Interests
  • Hemophilia and Bleeding disorders
    Thrombosis and Clotting disorders
    Thrombocytopenia and Platelet Disorders
    Anemia and Leukemia/lymphoma
    Brain Tumors
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  • Research Interests
  • Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders
    Thrombosis and Clotting Disorders
    Community Counts for Patients with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
    Brain Tumors
    Medical Education and Diversity
    Cancer and Access to Care
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Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
USA
Phone: (504)896-9511
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge
720 Connell's Park Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 216-3047
  • Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Fellowship Program Director
    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and
    Associate Medical Director
    Hemophilia, Bleeding Disorders, and Thrombophilia Treatment Center
    LSUHSC/Children's Hospital

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