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Ana  Velez

Ana Velez, MD

Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Program: Infectious Diseases

Language(s): English, Spanish

  • Overview

    Education & Training


    • University of South Florida - Infectious Diseases


    • San Juan City Hospital - Internal Medicine
    • Orlando Regional Center - Intern Medicine

    Medical School:

    • CES University - MD
  • Publications

    • Handley G, Greene J, Cannella AP, Velez AP, Shah S, Pasikhova Y. Real-world Experience of Posaconazole Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Oncology Patients: Clinical Implications of Hypoalbuminemia as a Predictor of Subtherapeutic Posaconazole Levels. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2024 May.11(5):ofae185. Pubmedid: 38680607. Pmcid: PMC11055390.
    • Sikora A, Johnson J, Velez A, Greene J. Invasive phaeohyphomycosis co-infection with Alternaria spp. and Curvularia spp. in a neutropenic host. J Mycol Med. 2024 Jul.34(3):101497. Pubmedid: 38991295.
    • Velez AP, Handley G, Morison A, Katzman JH, Kinkhova O, Quiltz R, Greene J, Pasikhova Y. Safety and Outcomes With Combination Therapy With Sarilumab and Baricitinib for Severe COVID-19 Respiratory Infection in Cancer Patients. Cancer Control. 2023 Jan.30. Pubmedid: 37817417. Pmcid: PMC10566286.
    • Baluch A, Handley G, Ludlow S, Morrison A, Velez A, Rojas MC, Pasikhova Y. Disseminated Toxoplasmosis in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of the Current Literature. Cureus. 2022 Sep.14(9):e29185. Pubmedid: 36259018. Pmcid: PMC9569131.
    • Hicks JK, Quilitz RE, Komrokji RS, Kubal TE, Lancet JE, Pasikhova Y, Qin D, So W, Caceres G, Kelly K, Salchert YS, Shahbazian K, Abbas-Aghababazadeh F, Fridley BL, Velez AP, McLeod HL, Greene JN. Prospective CYP2C19-Guided Voriconazole Prophylaxis in Patients With Neutropenic Acute Myeloid Leukemia Reduces the Incidence of Subtherapeutic Antifungal Plasma Concentrations. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Mar.107(3):563-570. Pubmedid: 31549389. Pmcid: PMC7018540.
    • Rihana N, Nanjappa S, Sullivan C, Velez AP, Tienchai N, Greene JN. Malignancy Trends in HIV-Infected Patients Over the Past 10 Years in a Single-Center Retrospective Observational Study in the United States. Cancer Control. 2018 Jan.25(1). Pubmedid: 30185062. Pmcid: PMC6128080.
    • Sánchez-Vargas FM, Gaviria-Lopez AF, Nanjappa S, Velez AP, Greene J. Breast Wound Infections with Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria Following Cancer Surgery. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 May.25(3):126-130.
    • Melo F, Bernardes A, Velez A, Campos de Melo C, de Oliveira FJ. Parathyroid Hormone as a Predictor of Post-Thyroidectomy Hipocalcemia: A Prospective Evaluation of 100 Patients. Acta Med Port. 2017 Aug.28(3):322-328. Pubmedid: 26421784.
    • Echavarria MF, Cheng A, Velez F, Ng E, Toloza E, Fontaine JP, Moodie C, Garrett J. P1.15: Comparison of Pulmonary Function After Robotic-Assisted Video-Thoracoscopic Lobectomies vs Segmentectomies: Track: Early Stage NSCLC (Stage I - III). J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Oct.11(10S):S189-S190. Pubmedid: 27676501.
    • Stutzman T, Sánchez-Vargas FM, Nanjappa S, Velez AP, Greene J. Achromobacter Bacteremia in Patients With Cancer. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Nov.24(6):339-342.
    • Vélez AM, Vellichirammal NN, Jurat-Fuentes JL, Siegfried BD. Cry1F resistance among lepidopteran pests: a model for improved resistance management?. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2016 Jun.15:116-124. Pubmedid: 27436741.
    • Rihana NA, Kandula M, Velez A, Dahal K, O'Neill EB. Histoplasmosis presenting as granulomatous hepatitis: case report and review of the literature. Case Rep Med. 2014 Jul.2014:879535. Pubmedid: 25013413. Pmcid: PMC4070324.
    • Cheema A, Katta J, Velez AP, Medveczky M, Medveczky P, Quilitz R, Blue BJ, Vincent AL, Sandin RL, Greene JN. Encephalitis and inherited HHV-6: encephalitis case report. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2012 Nov.20(6):419-421.
    • Velez AP, Greene JN, Vincent AL, Elko-Simms LM. Impact and etiology of periungual toe infections in neutropenic patients. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2012 Nov.20(6):e31-e34.
    • Cheema A, Highsmith J, McCardle T, Castillo E, Sandin RL, Velez AP, Toney JF, Greene JN. Cutaneous manifestations of HTLV-1 infection: a case report. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2012 Nov.20(6):435-437.
    • Highsmith J, Cheema A, Castillo E, Sandin RL, Velez AP, Greene JN. Detection of cryptococcus infection from a contaminated autologous stem cell harvest. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2012 Jan.20(1):71-74.
    • Velez AP, Menezes L, Crespo A. Kawasaki-like syndrome possibly associated with immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV-positive patient. Aids Read. 2006 Sep.16(9):464-466. Pubmedid: 17024765.
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