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Gladys P Velarde, MD



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Gladys P. Velarde, M.D., FACC, FAHA, is a University of Florida professor of medicine and a board-certified cardiologist at UF Health Jacksonville. She also serves as the medical director of the UF Health Women's Cardiovascular Program, as well as program director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program.

Dr. Velarde obtained her bachelor's and medical degrees from New York University. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and cardiovascular disease fellowship training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Boston University. Dr. Velarde demonstrates a long-standing commitment to reducing ethnic/racial and sex disparities in cardiovascular health and brings unparalleled enthusiasm in her vocation to the practice of medicine. She is equally passionate about medical education and has personally mentored numerous students and trainees to successful careers in medicine and cardiovascular medicine all across the United States. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the American Heart Association, an elected member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention Council, past chair of the American College of Cardiology Disparities Working Group, elected member of American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Leadership Council, and member of the Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention in Special Populations Committee at the American Heart Association. She is also a past steering committee member of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, current co-chair of the National Minority Cardiovascular Health Alliance and current education chair of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

She has received numerous awards including the National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Award, the Women of Distinction Award from the American Heart Association, the Pinney Cook Community Service Award, Health Care Hero by the Jacksonville Business Journal, and the Gifted Teacher Award from the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She has published a comprehensive textbook titled Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women through a collaboration between the divisions of cardiology at the University of Rochester and the University of Florida in Jacksonville. Her publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and her efforts to educate and advocate for the community, especially women and minority populations, have been showcased in local and national media.

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  • Cardiovascular Diseases , 3 publications
  • Metabolic Syndrome , 2 publications
  • Cardiomyopathies , 2 publications
  • Diet , 2 publications

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31 publications

191 citations

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Velarde receives Distinguished Service Award

September 15, 2022

Gladys Velarde, MD, a University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville professor of medicine and cardiologist at UF Health Jacksonville, was honored by…

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