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Ana Paula Velez, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Section, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Contact Information

Phone: (813) 745-8565


Fellowship, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida.
Residency, Internal Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
Internship, Internal Medicine, San Juan City Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Internship, General Medicine, Hospital General de Medellin, Medellin, Colombia
MD, Instituto Ciencias de la Salud, Medellin, Colombia

  • Biographical Sketch

    Dr. Ana Paula Velez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease at USF and she is currently the Vice Chief for the Infectious Diseases Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center. She has also been a frequent guest speaker for the talk show "Comunidad Viva" in Polk County.

    Dr. Velez received her medical degree from The Instituto Ciencias de la Salud "CES" in Medellin, Colombia and completed her residency at Orlando Regional Center. After she finished her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of South Florida, she joined the faculty.

  • Areas of Expertise

    HIV/AIDS, Primary Care

  • Current Research

    A Phase III Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Rrial to Investigate the Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of TMC125 as Part of an ART Including TMC114/RTV and an Investigator-Selected OBR in HIV-1 Infected Subjects with Limit to No Treatment Options. Tibotec (TMC125-C206) 2006-present

    A Phase 2, Randomized Study of the Treatment of Antiretroviral Treatment-Experienced, HIV-1 Infected Subjects Comparing Ritonavir-Boosted GS-9137 (GS-9137/r) Versus a Comparator Ritonavir-Boosted Protease Inhibitor (CPI/r) in Combination with a Background Antiretroviral Therapy. Gilead (GS-US-183-0105) 2006-present

    A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Novel CCR5 Antagonist, UK-427,857, in Combination with Optimized Backgroup Therapy Versus Optimized Background Therapy Along for the Treatment of Antiretroviral-Experienced HIV-1 Infected Subjects. Agouron/Pfizer (A4001027) 2006-present

    A randomized, controlled, partially blinded Phase IIb dose-finding trial of TMC125, in HIV-1 infected subjects with documented genotypic evidence of resistance to currently available NNRTIs and with at least three primary PI mutations. Tibotec – TMC125-C217, 2007-present

    Tibotec (TMC125-C223) 2006-present A Rendomized, Controlled, Parially Blinded Phase IIb Dose-Finding Trial of TMC125, in HIV-1 Infected Subjects with Documented Genotypic Evidence of Resistance to Currently Available NNRTIs and With at Least Three Primary PI Mutations.

    A Phase II, Randomized, Blinded, 12-Week Comparison of Elvucitabine in Combination with Efavirenz and Tenofovir Versus Lamivudine in Combination with Efavirenz and Tenofovir in HIV-1 Infected, Treatment-Naïve Subjects with a 12-Week Extension Treatment Period. Achillion (ACH443-015) 2006-present

    A Large, Simple Trial Comparing Two Strategies for Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy. SMART CPCRA. 2006-present.

    A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label Trial to Compare the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of TMC114/Ritonavir Versus Lopinavir/Ritonavir in Treatment-Naive HIV-1 Infected Subjects. This trial will be referred to as ARTEMIS. Tibotec (TMC114-C211) 2006-present

    A Phase IIb, Randomized, Partially Blinded, Dose-Finding Trial of TM278 in Antiretroviral Naive HIV-1 Infected Subjects. Tibotec (TMC278-C204) 2006-present

    An Open-Label Trial with TMC125 in HIV-1 Infected Subjects Who Were Randomized to a TMC125 Treatment Arm in a Sponsor-Selected TMC125 Trial and Were Treated for at Least 48 Weeks. Tibotec (TMC125-C229) 2006-present

    A 96-Week, Phase IV, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Epzicom Versus Truvada Administered in Combination with Kaletra in Antiretroviral-naive HIV-1 Infected Subjects. HEAT. GlaxoSmithKline (EPZ104057) 2006-present

    A Randomized, Prospective Study of the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Two Doses of GW433908/Ritonavir Given with Abacavir/Lamivudine Fixed Dose Combination. GlaxoSmithKline (COL100758) 2006-present

    A Probe Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of the MRK Adenovirus Serotype 5 Vector (MRKAd5) Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I (HIV-1) gag Vaccine in HIV-1 Infected Individuals. Merck (V520-014) 2006-present

    A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Tiral to Compare the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of TMC114/RTV versus LPV/RTV in Treatment-Experiences HIV-1 Infected Subjects. Tibotec (TMC114-C214) 2006-present

  • Publications

    Highsmith J, Cheema A, Castillo E, Sandin R, Velez AP, Greene John. Detection of Criptococcus Infection from a Contaminated Autologus Stem Cell Transplant. Infect Dis Clin Pract. Jan 2012: 20(1);71-74

    Velez AP, Greene J, Vincent A, Elko-Simms L. Impact and Etiology of Periungal Toe Infections in Neutropenic Patients. Infect Dis of Clin Pract. April 2012

    Cheema A, Katta J, Velez AP, et al. Encephalitis and Inherited HHV-6: Case Report. Infect Dis Clin Pract. May 2012

    Givens P, Velez AP, Sandin R, Quilitz R, Greene J. Development of Enteroviral Aseptic Meningitis after Rituximab Treatment of Non Hodking Lymphona. Infect Dis Clin Pract. Jul 2012: 20(4):291-293

    Cheema A, Highsmith J, McCardle T. Castillo E, Sandin R, Velez AP, Toney J, Green J. Cutaneous Manifestations of HTLV-1 Infection: A Case Report. Infect Dis Clin Pract. August 2012

    Velez A, Tomblyn M. Encyclopedia of Intesive Care Medicine. Bone Marrow Transplant Infections Complications. Published in July 2010

    Oehler R, Velez A, Mizrachi M, et al. Bite-related and Septic syndromes Caused by Cats and Dogs. Lancet Infect Dis Jul 2009; 9(7):439-47

    Velez AP, Greene J, Disseminated Fusarium Following Palm Tree Induced Injury in a Patient Following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Despite Voriconazole Prophylaxis. Infec in Med 2008;25:528-530

    Velez A, Menezes L, , Crespo A. Kawasaki-Like Syndrome During Immune Reconstitution in a Patient with AIDS. Ilustrated Cases HIV/AIDS Journal Sept 2007;13-15

  • Electronic Articles

    Gompf S, Velez AP, Leptospirosis, accepted, e-medicine 2008

    Nadler J, Velez A. Promising New Antiretrovirals. HIV Carelink Journal Feb 16, 2006; 7(2)

  • Textbooks & Chapters

    Longo S, Velez A, Sanchez A. Manual Clinico De La Via Aerea (clinical manual of the air way) Chapter III, Clinical evaluation of the air way. Published in 1999.

    Velez A, Tomblyn M. Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Gone Morrow Transplant Infectious Complications. Submitted July 2010

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