Consultant Nephrologist

Special Clinical Interests

  • Renal Transplant
  • Dialysis (Hemodialysis / Peritoneal Dialysis)
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Fluid Management

Languages Spoken



Dr Velasco specializes in General Medicine and Renal Disease and has worked as a Consultant Physician/Nephrologist over the years. Dr. Velasco was also appointed by the University of Aberdeen as Research Fellow and dedicated himself to the completion of a project on skeletal demineralization. During his years in the Middle East he kept informed on developments in Nephrology and Transplantation by regular review of publications and by attending many European meetings such as EDTA and Hammersmith Hospital Nephrology update. He was invited as a guest speaker to international meetings on HDF and organized a successful National Study Day on HDF for the Mayday.

Education and Training

  • Medical Degree and Surgeon, University of Colombia
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, UK

Professional Experience

  • Consultant Physician/Nephrologist at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock
  • Consultant Nephrologist at Hospital Manuela Beltran, Socorro, Santander, Colombia
  • Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at North Herts NHS Trust, Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • Chief of Department of Medicine at King Faisal Hospital and AFHSR, Khamis


  • Scottish Renal Association
  • Collegiate Member of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Colleges of Physicians
  • European Dialysis and Transplant Association
  • European Renal Association
  • European Society of Organ Transplantation
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • British Medical Association

Research and Publications

  • More than 20 publications on Nephrology and Dialysis related subjects