Philip A. Velez, MD, MPH

Where I grew up (hometown)… El Paso, TX

Undergraduate… Arizona State University

Medical School… Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Internship… University of Arizona Internal Medicine Year at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

Professional Interests… Academic Interventional Radiology

Current Research… Clinical outcomes in IVUS vs. convenctional TIPS venipuncture, clinical outcomes in peritoneal catheter placement/revision

Personal Interest/Hobbies… Reading science fiction novels, racquetball

Favorite thing about St. Louis…

Favorite Website… Politico.com

I bet you didn't know that... Hablo español

Jobs I've held outside of radiology/medicine... Summer lifeguard

Married? Kids? Pets? Happily married. No kids, but we do have our dog, Pepper!

Favorite Radiology Sign… Egg and banana sign

What attracted you to radiology… The opportunity to collaborate with other specialties, the ability to impact and benefit patient care in a meaningful way.

Why I chose MIR for my training…

 Favorite Quote… “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran