Cristine Velazco, MD
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Cristine Velazco, MD - Pediatric Surgery

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital - Pediatric Surgery

Address: 1720 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806

Call: (407) 540-1000

Fax: (407) 540-1011


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Dr. Cristine Velazco is a board-certified general and pediatric surgeon at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She treats children and babies with complicated conditions, using minimally invasive techniques when possible. As the director of colorectal surgery, she has expertise in colorectal, thoracic, emergency and trauma surgery. She also specializes in treating:

  • Abdominal masses
  • Anorectal disorders
  • Chest wall disorders
  • Congenital intestinal conditions
  • Congenital thoracic anomalies
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Genitourinary conditions
  • Lung conditions
  • Neck conditions
  • Skin and soft tissue disorders

Dr. Velazco’s Training

Dr. Velazco earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a master’s in anatomy and neurobiology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine in Burlington. Dr. Velazco completed a residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Phoenix. She completed fellowships in pediatric surgery research at Boston Children’s Hospital, pediatric colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and pediatric surgery at Mayo Clinic - Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

About Dr. Velazco

Dr. Velazco is board certified in general and pediatric surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Her professional memberships include the American Pediatric Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons and International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.

Dr. Velazco has presented at medical conferences, and her work has appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals. She also has co-written chapters for medical books on topics such as inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional support for pediatric trauma patients.

As a fellow of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Dr. Velazco helped design and implement recreational activities for children with special healthcare needs in the Burlington area.

Board Certifications

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Academic Information

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Medical Education

University of Vermont College of Medicine


Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education


Mayo Clinic/ Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona


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