"I love the availability and accessibility of pediatric specialists at CHKD. They are willing to offer help without constant roadblocks. I especially treasure the radiology department. The radiologists are always ready to discuss our patients and offer the best imaging suggestions for them."
Dr. Nivea Velazquez
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: Boston University
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Born and raised in Peurto Rico, Dr. Velazquez is the oldest of eight children. As a child she was encouraged to read, learn, work hard, be patient and stay healthy and happy. She strives to maintain those values to this day and encourages her family, patients and parents to do the same. However, she admits that the patience part doesn’t always come easy.
Dr. Velazquez enjoys dancing the Agentine tango with her husband. She also enjoys gardening and photography.
Dr. Velazquez has special interest in ADHD, adolescent medicine and asthma.
Community Involvement and Memberships
- Tidewater Women's Medical Association
- EVMS Longitudinal Mentorship Program