About Gladys Velarde, MD

Gladys Velarde, MD, is the medical director of the UF Health Women’s Cardiovascular Program. She is a nationally recognized, board-certified cardiologist with a special interest in how gender and ethnicity influences heart disease. In 2017, Velarde introduced the Prime of Your Life, an interactive women’s health series, to Northeast Florida.

As a long-time advocate for women’s health, Velarde believes in the value of offering factual health information to help women take control of their own health and well-being. By offering interactive discussions with UF Health physicians and health experts from many specialties, she has organized an educational series covering a variety of health topics to help women care for themselves and others.