Dr. Mariella Vélez Martínez's path into medicine started with an interest in the human body. "As a young girl, I remember loading my Mayo Clinic CD and getting excited to read about medical conditions and look at diagrams and videos that illustrated human pathophysiology. Today, as a physician, I feel very satisfied when I'm able to help someone feel better and improve his or her quality of life." It wasn't until her beloved grandmother developed valvular heart disease and heart failure that she became interested in cardiology. In her free time, Dr. Vélez Martínez enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Mariella Vélez Martínez, MD