Dr. Velez obtained a Bachelor degree in Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico. She finished Medical School in 1996 and went on to pursue training in Emergency Medicine, also at the University of Puerto Rico. She moved to Dallas in 1999 in order to train in Toxicology. After finishing her fellowship training, she stayed to work full time as faculty at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern, Dallas. During her fellowship, she also completed the coursework for a Masters Degree in Public Health from UT Houston. Currently, Dr. Velez is involved with the EM Training Program as the Program Director. She also is a clinical toxicology staff at the North Texas Poison Center.
- Medical School
- University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1996)
- Internship (Residency)
- Puerto Rico Medical Center (1997), Emergency Medicine
- Puerto Rico Medical Center (1999), Emergency Medicine
- Parkland Memorial Hospital (2001), Toxicology
- Access to Health Care by minorities
- Barriers to access to Poison Center Services
- Emergency Medicine Education
- An algorithm for transition of care in the emergency department.
- Kessler C, Shakeel F, Gene Hern H, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M, Davenport M, Osborne B, Velez LI Acad Emerg Med 2013 Jun 20 6 605-10
- Two cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation due to "bath salts" resulting in fatalities, with laboratory confirmation
- Young, A. C. Schwarz, E. S. Velez, L. I. Gardner, M. 2013
- Intravenous fat emulsion therapy for intentional sustained-release verapamil overdose.
- Young AC, Velez LI, Kleinschmidt KC Resuscitation 2009 May 80 5 591-3
- Heavy metals: Iron, Lead, Arsenic and Mercury
- Velez LI, Delaney KA In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Wallas RM, et al (eds) Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: concepts and clinical practice 2006 6th edition. Philadelphia pp 2418-2451
- Antidotes in depth: Dextrose.
- Velez LI, Delaney KA In: Flomenbaum NE, Goldfrank LR, et al (Eds). Goldfrank?s Toxicologic Emergencies. 2006 8th edition pp764-769
- Chemical warfare agents: the V series
- Benitez F, Velez LI, Keyes DC In Emedicine.com 2001
- A Survey of Handoff Practices in Emergency Medicine.
- Kessler C, Shakeel F, Hern HG, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M, Davenport M, Osborne B, Velez LI Am J Med Qual 2013 Sep
- Two cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation due to "bath salts" resulting in fatalities, with laboratory confirmation.
- Young AC, Schwarz ES, Velez LI, Gardner M Am J Emerg Med 2013 Feb 31 2 445.e3-5
- A dispensing error resulting in possible fluoxetine overdose and subsequent discontinuation syndrome in a child.
- Velez LI, Feng SY, Neerman MF Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2010 Nov 49 11 1072-4
- Role of hydroxocobalamin in acute cyanide poisoning.
- Shepherd G, Velez LI Ann Pharmacother 2008 May 42 5 661-9
Antidotes in depth: Dextrose. In Goldfrank?s Toxicologic Emergencies
Velez LI, Delaney KA (2010). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill
Heavy metals. In Rosen?s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and clinical practice
Velez LI, O?Connell E (2013). Philadelphia, PA, Mosby Elsevier
Anticholinergics. In Rosen?s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and clinical practice
Velez LI, Feng SY (2013). Philadelphia, PA, Mosby Elsevier
Corrosives and chemical burns. In Harwood Nuss? The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine
Velez LI (2014). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott-Raven
Honors & Awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (2014)
- Council of Residency Directors - EM (2003)
- European Association of Poison Control Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (2000-2007)
- American College of Medical Toxicology (1999)
- Texas College of Emergency Physicians (1999)
- American College of Emergency Physicians (1996)
- American Academy of Clinical Toxicology