Eric J. Velazquez, MD Eric J. Velazquez, MD

Eric J. Velazquez, MD

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging Specialist

4.9 out of 5  (114 ratings, 15 reviews)
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

As a first generation Cuban-American, I watched my father come to this country and be diagnosed early and successfully treated for severe hypertension. Now in his eighties, he is doing well and lives a normal life. This inspired me to go into medicine. I learned that when you treat one patient, you treat the whole family. Today I partner with a strong team of clinician-investigators and clinical staff, and contribute to patient care, research and education. I am a member of the Duke Global Health Institute and lead Duke’s cardiovascular global health efforts, including the first cardiac care clinic in Eldoret, Kenya, and cardiovascular research in Puno, Peru. I serve as Chair of the American Society of Echocardiography Taskforce on International Echocardiography and have written over 250 peer-reviewed publications, including recent articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation and European Heart Journal.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (New York), 1994
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1995-1997
FELLOWSHIP
Clinical Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1997-2001
Clinical Research Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute, 1999-2001
Research Fellow, Duke Echocardiography Laboratory, 1999-2001
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. I take care of patients with heart failure, and lead the cardiovascular imaging laboratories that help guide selection of treatments for patients. My research includes heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension, valve disease and cardiovascular imaging. I have led global clinical trials in cardiovascular research which have led to improvements in national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (114 ratings, 15 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Bay Labs, Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • Merck & Co. USA (not assoc'd with Merck KGaA)
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Philips