Surgical Pathology

Luis Velasquez


Luis Velasquez, MD


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Medical School: San Martin de Porres University, School of Medicine


 Cusco - Peru


 Soccer, cooking, hiking and chess

Interests in Pathology:

I love medicine and enjoy treating patients but what I like the most is looking for the actual cause of the disease and the science behind our current diagnostic methods. Pathology is the part of medicine where I feel very comfortable and willing to spend the rest of my life.

Reason chose Augusta University: I feel that being in this pace is a great opportunity to learn what I really love, Surgical Pathology. Great attendings and an amazing environment.

Luis Velasquez, MD; Wieslaw Furmaga, MD. “Inconclusive qualitative pregnancy test, followed by quantitative pregnancy test of hcg with discrepancies between the values and the real clinical pregnancy status”. American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - August 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Poster Presentation).

Luis Velasquez, MD; Nicole Riddle, MD; Jaishree Jagirdar, MD. "Association of Prominent Lymphadenopathy with Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension in a 3 Y/O Infant". American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - September 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Poster Presentation).

Apeksha N. Agarwal, MD; Eric A. Hirsch, MD; Luis A. Velasquez, MD; Daniel D. Mais, MD. “Parameningeal Rhabdomyosaroma – A rare presentation with poor prognostic impact”. Texas Society of Pathologists (TSP) - January 2018, Houston, Texas. (Poster Presentation).

Aldo F. Berti, Alejandro Santillan, Luis A. Velasquez. "Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma Of The Cervical Spine 31 Years After Uterine Leiomyoma Resection". ELSEIVER- Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 14 February 2015. Ms. Ref. No.: JOCN-D-15-00211.

Lin Qi, Xue Sun, Feng-E Li, Bao-Song Zhu, Frank K. Braun, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Jin-Le Tang, Chao Wu, Fei Xu, Hui-Han Wang, Luis A. Velasquez, Kui Zhao, Feng- Rui Lei, Ji-Gang Zhang, Yun-Tian Shen, Jian-Xuan Zou, Hui-Min Meng, Gang-Li An, Lin Yang, Xing-Ding Zhang. "HMGB1 Promotes Mitochondrial Dysfunction- Triggered Striatal Neurodegeneration Via Autophagy and Apoptosis Activation". PLOS ONE- Research article. November 13, 2015. PONE-D-15-00432R2.

Interesting Fact:
Served for one year as general physician in a rural underserved native community from the Peruvian rain forest (Amazon jungle), taking care of more than 1000 individuals of all ages. It was one of the strongest and most challenging episodes of my life.

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