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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Transplant
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Valvular Heart Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Cardiovascular Medicine
Madison, WI USA

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Madison, WI USA

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Madison, WI USA

Residency - Beth Israel Medical Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Beth Israel Medical Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Universidad Del Norte, Facultad De Medicina
Barranquilla, Colombia


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Mauricio Velez, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/3/2023, Dr. Velez has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

192 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Video call went perfectly well and I learned new information from Dr Velez

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr Velez is Great!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Very satisfied with Dr Velez

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Velez is always an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

My provider, Dr. Velez has been very attentive, extremely through and provided a deep knowledge of his profession. He answered all my questions with patience and throughly.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Velez was excellent in determining my condition visually and and asked I go to ER nd resulted in admittance for severe fluid swelling.Excellent decision.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

This was an important appointment to cover some recent tests results. Doctor Velez too his time reviewing my test results and setting my mind at ease in regards to my foreword treatment plan.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Velez has always been understanding helpful and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

The Provider is a consummate professional who displays admirable in-depth knowledge of his area of specialization

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Mauricio V?lez was very good explaining to me everything and what to expect If I'm accepted for transplant,I did liked him a lot.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Love my dr.. Just a very nice man .. Dr. Velez..

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2023

Excellent 1st time experience with Dr. Velez.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I have always received amazing care and compassion from my care provider,

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Velez was professional and made me comfortable and knowledgeable about a serious heart condition.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Doctor was very attentive and patient. Yes, I want him to continue to be my doctor. He makes me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Velez and/or his staff answer any of my concerns on the same day.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I feel blessed and grateful that I have Dr Velez as my cardiologist. Not only is he brilliant in his field, he is empathetic, patientAnd makes you feel that you are very special to him. He has incredible bedside manners. He is very present when you are Asking all your concerns. No matter how many questions you ask, he NEVER makes you feel like he is in a hurry. In my 70 years of going to Doctors of all kind, I have rarely met one as kindhearted as Dr Velez. Again, I feel blessed to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Communication via phone or MyChart has been excellent. MyChart gives me constant access to my doctors and allows me to ask questions that I need answers to.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Velez always listens to my concerns and questions. His explanations are easily understood and he allows plenty of time for follow-up questions that I might have. He cares about the well-being of his patient and has displayed that at every appointment that I have had with him.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Velez has excellent bedside mannersHe recommend great suggestion for medications and life changes that improve my health

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr Valdez is always professional, pleasant and never rushed my appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2023

Love Dr. Velez!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2023

I love Dr Valez!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Excellent doctor, wouldn't want to go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Visiting Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Office is always a good experience.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Mauricio Velez is an excellent physician. I am very happy having him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Velez is one of my favorites! He explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Very caring, competent doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Valez is Avery caring competent doctor who was very patient answering my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Doctor Velez was very thorough and detailed. He exercised patience and he explained everything to me in a manner in which I understood, leaving minimal to no room for questions and that I really appreciated. Keep up the good work Doctor Velez.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I really like Dr. Velez. He listens to me. He is kind and caring. He has always made suggestions and explained his reasoning.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr V?lez and his staff are amazing

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Velez is a kind and caring doctor. He takes the time to listen, explain, and suggests a course of action.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Velez is very caring

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr V?lez is an excellent doctor and care a lot about the patient. I am very please going to see Dr V?lez I will continue with him as my cardiologist

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Very Very good experience with Dr Mauricio Velez, good support

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Velez is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

It's always a good experience visiting Dr. Velez

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Dr Velez very insightful and explained the role of various medications and what to look forvery pleased having him as our cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Dr Velez support staff excellent

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Visit with Dr Velez was great

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Dr Velez is fantastic. The heart transplants docs are all great: Dr Velez, Dr Sniplisky, Dr Baran.

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Dr Velez is awesome.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I always feel I am getting the best with Dr. Velez. Caring and professional.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

The physician shows professionalism and empathy. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Highly impressed by Dr Mauricio V?lez care for my condition. Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr V?lez is a doctor of class.His ability to communicate is second to none.I will recommend him to anyone with similar medical needs

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Velez is an outstanding physician with an exceptional bedside manner.

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