Dr. Juan Carols Velez joined the Department of Nephrology in 2006 as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Investigator for the VA BLR&D Research Enhancement Award Program. Dr. Velez received his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru in 1998. He then left Peru for Chicago to continue as a medicine resident at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL. After completion of his residency, Dr. Velez accepted a Nephrology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Some special interests of Dr. Velez include intraglomerular renin-angiotensin system and renal ultrasonography. Dr. Velez is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.