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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Cardiac transplant
  • 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


  • 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/4/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

129 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 4.8
Listens 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr V?lez was very very professional, knowledgeable and kind Thank you Cleaveland clinic for your healthcare professionals

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Velez is an outstanding doctor in every aspect of his profession. His patience, effectiveness, and attention to detail in explaining my medical issues was most appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

I really like Dr. Velez. He is genuine and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Velez is a most caring doctor. He listens, interprets, advises and explain. He provides honest answers to questions and concerns. I have met with Dr. Velez at least three different times, during my initial appointment and two other times post surgery. His quick caring and professional action saved my life during the first visit to him. I will forever be grateful to him for what he did.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Velez performed a procedure on my heart several weeks ago. I thought he was very respectful, kind, understanding and sensitive to my concerns. When my Pulmonologist said he wanted me to see a Cardiologist, I knew I wanted to see Dr. Velez.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Breath of fresh air to find a doctor who is knowledgeable, compassionate and listens

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I was very comfortable talking to Dr. Velez about my issues and what steps to take next.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Velez is very nice and professional

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Valez is the BEST and most kindest doctor I have ever had. He is so caring and gives you the attention and kindness!! Cannot say enough great things about being in his care!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

great Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

feel very confident with Dr Vekez and his staff

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I'm very grateful for Dr Velez & Cleveland Clinic for their excellent care.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

great doctor and nurses!!!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Velez and his office made me feel comfortable about scheduling an online appointment. I was not cheated of time or quality of service even though it was online.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Velez made me feel comfortable by expressing we explore options before recommending surgery. He made me feel like a person and not just cut me and move me out the way.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I had a good experience with the video call. However, I would prefer seeing someone in person no I'm was happy to hear the doctor say we would to see his patients in person too. It made me feel like he cared about me.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Velez is extremely knowledgeable, he is specific in my care and treatment; goal-oriented in moving forward post-open heart surgery. His bed side manner is second to none!!! Along with Dr. Sheffield, they are the best physicians in not only FL but the United States. Sent from heaven above, I will be forever grateful to be in their continued care and treatment!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

DR Velez is a terrific person

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr V?lez is brilliant physician,humanitarian ,always pleasant ,comforting and reassuring,he is the definition of what a Doctor should be

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr Velez is the best

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

your medical staff and doctors are the best

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Wonderful interview. It was a very positive experience. Both the nurse and the doctor is sensitive and very thorough in their questions. And recommendations. They took the needed time to explain any questions that I had.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I would recommend the doctor and the entire staff to anyone needed their services. His professional team is the primary Care for his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr V is by far the most trusted medical professional I have dealt with in over twenty years one only one of three I have ever felt had my interests as a first priority. My hats off to him.

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