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Division of General Internal Medicine

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Karen Lorean Velazquez, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: velazquezkl@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-641-1000

Contact
Office: Division of General Internal Medicine/UPMC Montefiore Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-641-1000
Fax: 412-692-4555
E-mail: velazquezkl@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Crystal Knorr Lisowski
Address: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street, MUH G100
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: knorrcl@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-4882
Administrative Assistant:
Anna Meurer
Address: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street, MUH G100
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Education and Training
Education
BSN, Carlow College, 1985
Post Baccalaureate, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1996
Training
Family and Community Medicine Residency, Western Pennsylvania Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA), 1999
Clinical Interest
Dr. Velazquez's clinical interests are in hospital medicine as it relates to women diagnosed with breast cancer, including how the discovery was made and the impact on how they enter into beginning treatment. Dr. Velazquez also has an interest in working with underserved populations and those with limited access to healthcare.
Notable Achievements
Extra Mile Award, 1997
Patient Advocate Award
Weekly Ask the Doctor, Pittsburgh Courier