Dr. Velasquez received his M.D. from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila Philippines. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital, Washington, DC, and underwent fellowship in Hypertension and Clinical Hemodynamics and Nephrology at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, DC. Then, he completed a research traineeship in Cardiovascular Physiology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Velasquez is a Hypertension Specialist certified by The American Society of Hypertension, a Diplomate and Fellow of the American College of Physician. He is also an elected Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
His clinical interests include primary and secondary hypertension, hypertensive nephrosclerosis, and nutrition and progression of renal disease.
Dr. Velasquez is an experienced clinical translational researcher and participates in multicenter studies in clinical hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, and cardiovascular disease. He also works with industry in exploring novel therapies for hypertension and chronic kidney disease. His research interests include hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, obesity, type-2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome, and dietary phytoestrogens and plant-based foods in kidney disease protection.