F1RST UP® Team

Maria-Gabriela Velez, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Kidney Associates of Colorado

Maria-Gabriela Velez

As a principal and sub investigator who is bilingual in English and Spanish for Kidney Associates of Colorado, Dr. Velez will be able to offer clinical research to patients in all stages of chronic kidney disease in the Denver, Colorado, area.

Maria-Gabriela joined Kidney Associates of Colorado in 2015 and is a trained physician scientist with a special interest in diabetic kidney disease and inflammatory/autoimmune diseases of the kidney. She completed her medical training and obtained her doctorate in immunology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Then she completed her training in internal medicine and her fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University.

Missing the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Velez returned to Colorado to join Kidney Associates of Colorado, and uses her extensive medical experience to provide comprehensive treatment options and dialysis education to the Hispanic community. Dr. Velez has volunteered and worked in community health clinics and has been recognized for helping increase access to health care.