Federico G. Velez, MD Federico G. Velez, MD

Federico G. Velez, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

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919-681-3937 Office number
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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ABOUT ME

I joined Duke Eye Center Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Division in June 2018. I am originally from Colombia, where I received my medical degree and completed my residency. I completed my pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship in California at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. I am passionate about taking care of adult and pediatric patients with strabismus, which is misalignment of the eye, and treating pediatric lens disorders. Each patient is different and I take that into consideration when talking to patients and their caregivers about treatment options and how we can best take care of their eyes.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
Spanish, English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Pontifical Bolivarian University (Colombia), 1993
RESIDENCY
Ophthalmology, Santander Industrial University (Columbia), 1995 - 1998
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship, Jules Stein Eye Institute - UCLA, 1998 - 2001
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have passion for research. I am very proud to have developed several successful clinical research and surgical techniques to treat complex strabismus conditions including paralytic, traumatic and strabismus secondary to ocular diseases. I am also actively involved in studies related to anterior segment ischemia and pediatric lens disorders.

PUBLICATIONS
View Federico Velez's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.