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Title Co-director of Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Program
Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult ENT/Otolaryngology
  • Coblation
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nose/Nasal Surgery
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Deviated Septum
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Nose or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Smell and Taste Disorder
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
View all 17 Specialties +


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About Nathalia Velasquez, MD

Dr. Nathalia Velasquez is originally from Bogota, Colombia where she completed her undergraduate, medical school, and residency training in Otolaryngology at the National University in Colombia. She then joined the Rhinology department at Stanford University as a research follow in the Stanford sinus Centre. In 2016 she received the Clinical Science Research Award from the American Rhinologic Society. 

Dr. Velasquez completed her residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with further training in Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at Emory University. She completed her board certification in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2022.

Dr. Velasquez has actively participated in research, with a special interest in Rhinology and Skull Base surgery and has published numerous articles in the area including the effects of occupational and environmental exposure in chronic rhinosinusitis and the Utility of a nasal access guide in endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. 

Currently, she is the Co-Director of the Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Center at the Cleveland Clinic FL. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Emory University
Rhinology and Skull Base surgery
Atlanta, GA USA

Residency - University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Graduate School - National University of Colombia
Bogota, D.C., Colombia

Medical Education - National University of Colombia
Bogota, D.C., FL USA

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Director of the Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Center, Cleveland Clinic FL
  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Interests

Acute and chronic sinus disease, sinonasal malignancies, skull base tumors, nasal obstruction, pituitary surgery, endonasal endoscopic approaches to the cranial base, nasal mass.

Awards & Honors

  • Best Clinical Research Award “The ENS6Q: A validated 6-item questionnaire as a diagnostic aid for empty nose syndrome”. American Rhinologic Society section of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. May 2016.
  • Best junior resident- Temporal bone drilling contest. University of Pittsburgh Medical center. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 2018.
  •  “Golden Endoscope Award” Fall Film FESStival-Finalist. “Posterior pedicle lateral nasal wall flap for reconstruction of clival osteoradionecrosis with exposed carotid stent and coil”. American Rhinologic Society section of the AAO-HNS. Atlanta, Georgia. 2018.
  • AAO-HNS/F Leadership Resident Travel Award. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2019
  • AAO-HNS/F Leadership Fellow Travel Award. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2022


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2016-Present
  • American Rhinologic Society 2016-Present
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy 2016-Present
  • American College of Surgeons 2018-Present
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology 2018-Present
  • North American Skull Base Society 2018-Present
  • Colombian Society of Otolaryngology 2010-Present
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 4/5/2024, Dr. Velasquez has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

239 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Velasquez is the BEST. She actually listens to me. Others dont, which causes lots of problems. I usually gave to contact the Ombudsman in order to resolve medical issues with my Doctors. SMH. I am so upset that she is leaving soon. I hope that you are able to find a replacement who actually cares about patients, the same as Dr. Velasquez does.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

She even recommended a Formulary local Pharmacy to get my meds formulated without allergen that I am allergic to. Meds she has me using have always been sent to an out of state Formulary pharmacy. Once again proof of how caring Dr. Velasquez is.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr Velazquez is an amazing doctor. I feel in great care regarding surgeries and follow ups. Very caring and supportive on any issue that arises with my diagnosis. Sees me on prompt concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

I'm totally in awe of her caring and compassion way of treatments. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I really liked this doctor. She spent time explaining things to me and answered all my questions. I never once felt rushed by her.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Doctor was very thorough and friendly

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Velasquez is one of the absolute best physicians I've ever worked with.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

She's a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

She is the best. I will recommend her highly. She really cares about her patients and is extremely knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr N. Velasquez was very professional and explained what my condition is and what is the treatment plan. She was very kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

I was very pleased with Dr Velasquez professionalism and demeanor. She was very empathetic and caring. Worth the long delay in getting in to see her.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Velasquez was thorough and she took my concerns seriously and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Had a good visit with Dr Velasquez she spent time explaining what she believes what my problem is and treatment

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

The doctor listened.abd examined me ,checked out problem.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

She is the best

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Excellent doctor and understand my needs

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Velasquez it's excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Exceptional provider.. Good listener, and fact-presenter.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Nathalia Velasquez is the best! After many years and seeing many doctors outside of Cleveland Clinic, she listened, solved my problem and had several solutions. I drive 1 1/2 hours round trip to see her.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Velasquez is always very thorough and professional at my visits with her.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Velasquez is highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and attentive. I feel fortunate to have found such a caring and skilled doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Valasquez is absolutely a blessing to be around.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

My first visit to Cleaveland Clinic was to see Dr. Valasquez about two years ago. My wife and I will talk about her for no reason at least once a month. Such an amazing young doctor with a beautiful personality. She has made a lasting impression on us.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

The doctor Velasquez exceed my expectation. She is very professional and kindness..

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

The ENT department needs more physicians. Wait times dor an appointment are very long

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

As a patient of Dr. Nancy Velasquez, I can't thank her enough for the exceptional care she has provided. Her expertise, empathy, and attentiveness have made my healthcare journey so much smoother. I feel fortunate to have a doctor who truly listens and cares about my well-being."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

She's a great Dr. Very meticulous and detailed. So glad to have begun my treatment with her.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Nathalia Velasquez is an excellent physician, who provides the appropriate medication for the ailment at hand. Her treatment is effective, leading to outstanding results.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Great doctor. Caring and professional

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I live in Weston 10 minutes away from Hospital and she scheduled me to see Dr. Velazquez in Coral Springs whiteout informing me. I didn't like it.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

This is my first visit with dr Velasquez, excellent doctor I'm glad waiting that long for the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Excellent and very professional Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Excellent warm and caring person. Explains procedure exactly and is very gentle when scoping nasal sinuses. She is the BEST.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

I've always been very well taken care of medically. I highly recommend Dr Velasquez.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Doctor had already studied my case. She had the right questions. She did the proper examinations and procedures on me.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Doctor Velasquez is nothing BUT professional, courteous and knowledgeable on everything. A TOTAL asset to Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Nathalia Velasquez is extremely professional, personable and caring. She thoroughly and patiently answers questions and I feel she genuinely cares about me, her patient.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Excellent doctor and human being.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Do all the time all my Doctors are at the Cleveland Clinic would not go anywhere else

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Doctor Velasquez was very professional. She knew everything in my file and showed up ready with a plan for my treatment. She was very personable and an excellent listener to my needs. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr Velazquez is the best!!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Nathalia was very kind and communicative. She listened with attention my concerns and symptoms. Explained to me the results of my test in a very clear way. She showed respect and genuine interest for my comments, thoughts, opinions and knowledge. She treated me with a close, kind and caring way...super far far away of the usually arrogant attitude that the most of doctors show.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

The doctor was very reassuring during the entire procedure. She displayed empathy.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Velasquez to a colleague,

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Very impressed with the doctor. Very helpful and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Velazquez is a very compassionate and well informed doctor

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Velasquez was attentive, courteous answered my questions and explained my condition well.

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