Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Ana Velez

Ana Velez, MD, FACP

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Morsani College of Medicine

Assoc. Professor, Primary Care and HIV, James A. Haley Va System

Contact Info 1450 Cortez Blvd
Suite 108
Brooksville FL 34613

Academic Email: anavelez@usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) -

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  • MD, Medicine, Universidad Ces, 1996

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease


  • American College of Physicians (Fellow, 2013 - Present)
  • Diplomate (American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2007 - Present)
  • Diplomate (American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (Member, 2002 - Present)
  • American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine (Member, 2002 - Present)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (Member, 2014 - 2014)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (Member, 2004 - 2010)

Recent Publications

  • Coba G Velez AP Joyce D Et a. Contrasting the Clinical Presentation and Prevalaence of Septic, Reactive and Cristal Arthritis in Patients with Hematologic and Solid Malignancies Infect Dis Clin Pract. 27: 96-101, 2019.
  • Hicks J Quilitz R Komrokji R Kubal T Lancet J PasikhovaJ Qin D So WCaceres G Kelly K; Salchert Y Shahbazian K Abbas-Aghababazadeh F Fridley B Velez A McLeod H Greene . Prospective CYP2C19-Guided Voriconazole Prophylaxis in Neutropenic AML Patients Reduces the Incidence of Subtherapeutic Antifungal Plasma Concentrations J Clin Oncol. 36(15) : 6594, 2018.
  • Shah N, Pandya S, Nanjappa S, Velez AP, et al. Gancyclovir Resistant cytomegalovirus Encephalitis in a Patient with AIDS Consultant 360. , 2018.
  • Khwaja S, Yacoub A, Cheema A, Rihana N, Russo R, Velez AP et, al. Case Series: Marijuana Smoking in Patients with Leukemia Cancer Control Journal of Moffitt Cancer Center. 23: 278-282, 2016.
  • S├ínchez-Vargas F, Gaviria-Lopez A, Ho M, Paruolo J Kynaston K Velez AP Greene JN. Breast Wound Infections with Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria following Cancer Surgery. Infectious Diseases Clinical Practice.. , 2016.
  • Dukkipati S, Velez AP, Yacoub A, Greene J. Prophylaxis for Infections Following Allogenic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 23: 7-12, 2015.
  • Gompf S, Velez AP, Green-McKenzie J. Leptospirosis, Emedicine Medscape. : http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/220563-overview, 2014.
  • Dukkipati S, Velez AP, Yacoub A, Greene J. Treatment of Infections after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice`. 22: 312-317, 2014.
  • Rihana NA, Kandula M, Velez A, Dahal K, O'Neill EB. Histoplasmosis presenting as granulomatous hepatitis: case report and review of the literature. Case reports in medicine. 2014: 879535, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25013413
  • Quilitz, Rod E., Jani, Niraj K., Velez, Ana P., Sandin, Ramon L., Oehler, Richard L., Greene, John N. Vancomycin-Resistant and Daptomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Bacteremia and Colonization in Patients With Acute Leukemia With Prolonged Neutropenia Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 22(3) : 157-160, 2014.
  • Rajyaguru N, Velez AP, Sandin R, Yacoub A, Greene JN. Pyorubin Producing Pseudomonas Scalp Infection Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 22(4) , 2014.
  • Mendoza D, Castillo E, Alrabaa S, Murtagh R, Velez AP, Yacoub A, Khwaja S, Greene JN. Baseline and Bimonthly High-Resolution Computed Tomographic Imaging of the Chest in the Early Detection and Treatment of Pulmonary Mold Infections in Patients with Leukemia with Prolonged Neutropenia Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 22(4) : 210-215, 2014.
  • Yacoub A, Velez AP, Khwaja S, Sandin R, Greene JN. Streptomyces Pneumonia in an Immunocompromised Patient: A Case Report and a Review of Literature Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 22(4) , 2014.
  • Cheema A, Highsmith J, McCardle T, Castillo E, Sandin RL, Velez AP, Toney J, Greene JN. Cutaneous Manifestations of HTLV-1 Infection: A Case Report Infectious Dieseases in Clinical Practice. 20(6) : 435-437, 2012.
  • Velez AP, Greene JN, Vincent AL, Elko-Simms L. Impact and Etiology of Periungual Toe Infections in Neutropenic Patients Infectious Disease of Clinical Practice. 20(6) : e31-34, 2012.
  • Givins P, Velez AP, Sandin RL, Quilitz R, Greene JN. Aseptic Meningitis after Rituximab Treatment of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 20(4) : 291-293, 2012.
  • Cheema A, Katta J, Velez AP, Medevczky PG, Quilitz R, Blue BJ, Vicente AL, Sandin RL, Greene JN. Encephalitis and Inherited HHV-6; Case Report Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 20(6) : 419-421, 2012.
  • Highsmith J, Cheema A, Castillo E, Sandin RL, Velez AP, Greene JN. Detection of Cryptococcus Infection from a contaminated Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 20(1) : 71-74, 2012.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Velez A, Richards K, Greene JN, Field T, Sandin R. Influenza A/pandemic 2009/H1N1 in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: a potentially catastrophic problem in a vulnerable population. International journal of hematology. 91(1) : 124-7, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20013322
  • Culverhouse S, Lasama J, Velez A. Survival of Disseminated Varicella in Hodgkin's Lymphoma (meeting abstract) Presented at ACP Meeting. (Orlando, FL) , 2010.
  • Quilitz R, Baluch A, Franck R, Rouge D, Sandin R, Velez A, Greene J. Case Series of Daptomycin Resistant Enterococcus Faecium Presented at IDSA. (Vancouver, Canada) , 2010.
  • Carrington M, Baluch A, Velez A, Greene J. A Single-Center 10 Year Retrospective Analysis of Fusarium Infections in Patients with Malignancy (meeting abstract) Presented at IDSA. (Vancouver, Canada) , 2010.
  • Franck R, Velez A, Quilitz R, Ayala E, Greene J. Successful Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT)in Five Patients with Hematologic Malignancies and Well Controlled HIV Infection (meeting abstract) Presented at IDSA. (Vancouver, Canada) , 2010.
  • Oehler R, Velez A, Mizrachi M, et al. "Down Boy!" Infectious Diseases Spread by Cats and Dogs Infect Dis Clin Pract. 17(5) : 298-305, 2009.
  • Somboonwit C, Kurtyka D, Velez AP. Abacavir and lamivudine combination. Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology. 5(12) : 1599-606, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19929448
  • Oehler RL, Velez AP, Mizrachi M, Lamarche J, Gompf S. Bite-related and septic syndromes caused by cats and dogs. The Lancet. Infectious diseases. 9(7) : 439-47, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19555903
  • Velez AP, Greene JN, Sandin RL, Vincent AL. Disseminated Fusariosis Following Cutaneous Injury from Contact with a Palm Tree Infections in Medicine. 25(11) : 528-530, 2008.
  • Velez AP, Menezes L, Crespo A. Kawasaki-like syndrome possibly associated with immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV-positive patient. The AIDS reader. 16(9) : 464-6, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17024765


  • Best Doctors of America (2010-2018 - 2018)
  • Barness Behnke Gold Humanism Society (University of South Florida - 2015)
  • CES University Appreciation Award for Academic Support (CES University - 2013)
  • Nick Porte Award. Team Award for the Antibiotic Stewardship Program (H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center - 2013)
  • The Spirit of Moffitt. Team Award for Antibiotic Stewardship Program (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center - 2013)
  • Nomination, Dean's Recognition of Outstanding Teaching Award (University of South Florida - 2013)
  • Honored Member (Cambridge Who's Who - 2007)