Carlos Perez-Velez, M.D.


Carlos M. Perez-Velez, MD
Instructor, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health

1400 Jackson Street, G310

Denver, CO  80206

Tel: 720-233-2903



Carlos M. Pérez-Vélez, M.D., is an adult and pediatric infectious disease physician at National Jewish Health.  He is originally from Medellín, Colombia, where he attended medical school and completed a rotating internship, both at the University of Antioquia.  He also worked as a general practitioner for the Colombian public health service in Yarumal, Antioquia.  He did a research fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Yale University and a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He also obtained a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (D.T.M.H.) from the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine of the University of Alabama.  After completing Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowships at the University of Colorado and The Children’s Hospital, he joined the faculty of National Jewish Health (NJH).  During his infectious diseases fellowship, he established a tuberculosis (Tb) diagnostics clinical study site in the province of Valle del Cauca in Colombia.  His research team, the Valle-Colorado Tuberculosis Group, is carrying out a diagnostics trial comparing alternative specimen collection methods to improve the microbiological confirmation of Tb in children, and a field trial validating a new agar culture developed at NJH for the detection of Tb as well as drug susceptibility testing for drug-resistant strains.