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Moises J. Velez, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-3191

Office: (585) 275-6640

Fax: (585) 273-3637

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology


B.S. | St Peter's University

M.D. | American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Thoracic Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

09/28/2015 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Tufts Medical Center

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Summa Health System/Northeastern Ohio Medical University

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Summa Health System/Northeastern Ohio Medical University

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Journal Articles

Wu EK, Henkes ZI, McGowan B, Bell RD, Velez MJ, Livingstone AM, Ritchlin CT, Schwarz EM, Rahimi H. "TNF-Induced Interstitial Lung Disease in a Murine Arthritis Model: Accumulation of Activated Monocytes, Conventional Dendritic Cells, and CD21/CD23 B Cell Follicles Is Prevented with Anti-TNF Therapy." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2019 Oct 28; Epub 2019 Oct 28.

Vardhana S, Cicero K, Velez MJ, Moskowitz CH. "Strategies for Recognizing and Managing Immune-Mediated Adverse Events in the Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma with Checkpoint Inhibitors." The oncologist.. 2018 Aug 6; Epub 2018 Aug 06.

Cottrell TR, Thompson ED, Forde PM, Stein JE, Duffield AS, Anagnostou V, Rekhtman N, Anders RA, Cuda JD, Illei PB, Gabrielson E, Askin FB, Niknafs N, Smith KN, Velez MJ, Sauter JL, Isbell JM, Jones DR, Battafarano RJ, Yang SC, Danilova L, Wolchok JD, Topalian SL, Velculescu VE, Pardoll DM, Brahmer JR, Hellmann MD, Chaft JE, Cimino-Mathews A, Taube JM. "Pathologic features of response to neoadjuvant anti-PD-1 in resected non-small-cell lung carcinoma: a proposal for quantitative immune-related pathologic response criteria (irPRC)." Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. 2018 Aug 1; 29(8):1853-1860.