Jeffrey S. Veluz, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Surgery

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Heart Surgery
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Area of focus ?
Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Aortic Disease
Languages spoken
English

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About Dr. Veluz

Philosophy of care

I believe every patient should be treated as if they were your family. Medicine can be complex, and I will explain it to you in such a way as to convey your health problem in a straightforward manner, with compassion and empathy.

Why I entered medicine

My grandfather, who raised me, was an anesthesiologist. His stories of the operating room would always fascinate me, and began my interest in medicine. Once when I was injured as a child and brought to the hospital, I felt my care could have been better in many ways. It is from that perspective that I approach each patient and their family – always striving to be better.

Community involvement

For many years I have supported the Children's Home of Easton, who house, feed, and educate children at risk. I also support the Swain School.

Personal interests

I am an avid music fan and play and collect guitars. On occasion I can be heard singing and playing in public in the Lehigh Valley (that hopefully isn't too traumatic for the audience!).

Education

Undergraduate
University of California - Riverside , BS - Biology, 1989

Medical Training
Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1995

Training

Internship 1996
Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Cen, Los Angeles, CA

Residency 1998
General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Residency 2002
General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Fellowship 2004
Thoracic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

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