Dr. Juan Velez, MD

Dr. Juan Velez, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Juan Velez, MD is a nephrology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in nephrology.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Velez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 78% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
more than 74% of peers
Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Velez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Velez "Dr. Juan Carlos Q. Velez earned a medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, serving as Chief Medical Resident. Subsequently, he completed a clinical and research fellowship in Nephrology at Emory University School of Medicine. Following his training, he joined the Division of Nephrology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). After spending 11 years of intense clinical, educational and investigational efforts at MUSC, he was recruited by the Department of Nephrology at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in 2016 to enhance the academic and clinical research programs of the department. Dr. Velez has conducted experimental research in the area of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system that resulted in federal funding and peer-reviewed publications. Clinically, his areas of expertise and ongoing investigation include hepatorenal acute kidney injury, hyponatremia, glomerular diseases and renal syndromes associated with exposure to antimicrobials. Dr. Velez is certified in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Kidney Ultrasonography by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, and as a Hypertension Specialist by the American Society of Hypertension, and he is a member of the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation. In addition, he serves in the American Society of Nephrology / National Board of Medical Examiners Fellows In-Training Examination Development Committee and has a track record of mentoring young trainees."


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1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Velez does not have any board certifications listed.

42  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Facultad De Medicina Alberto Hurtado
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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