Dr. Francis Joseph Velez, MD

Dr. Francis Joseph Velez, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Fax: 410-339-4634

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Specialties
  • General Surgery
About the Provider

Francis J. Velez, MD, is chief of General and Endocrine Surgery at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and is board certified in general surgery.

Dr. Velez is a graduate of Calvert Hall College and Loyola College. He earned his medical degree from U.A. Guadalajara. Dr. Velez completed his residency in general surgery at the Methodist Hospital in New York and also completed an approved fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Velez is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Head and Neck Society and the Baltimore Academy of Surgery.

As a head and neck surgeon, Dr. Velez specializes in diseases that affect the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, salivary glands, larynx, trachea and lymph nodes, including head and neck cancer. As a general surgeon, Dr. Velez specializes in hernia repair, as well as colon and gallbladder procedures. Dr. Velez incorporates the most up-to-date technology in treatment, with a primary focus on a patient's care and what is best for their long-term health.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Montefiore Medical Center (1992)
  • Residency Program: Methodist Hospital (1990)
  • Medical School: Univ Autonoma De Guadalajara (1982)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Insurance
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Practice Locations
  • 201 East University Parkway
    Baltimore, MD 21218
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  • 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPTIAL
    Baltimore, MD 21239
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  • 5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
    GSH SMYTH BUILDING
    Suite G1
    Baltimore, MD 21239
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  • 3333 North Calvert Street
    Johnston Professional Building
    Suite 670
    Baltimore, MD 21218
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