Congratulations to Ruben L. Velez, MD, FACP on becoming the 135th President of the Dallas Medical Society on January 1, 2018.
Dr. Velez has served on the Board of Directors for the Dallas County Medical Society since 2014 and was elected as the society’s president-elect in 2017, after being nominated by the group’s nominating committee. He follows Dr. John Carlo, who finished his one-year term on December 31, 2017, as the medical society’s president. Dr. Velez will serve a third year as the immediate past president/board chair in 2019.
Dr. Velez attended Medical School at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, and moved to Dallas in 1978 for his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1983. Dr. Velez joined Dallas Nephrology Associates that same year, June 1983. He is a member of many societies and organizations. He has served as President of the Renal Physicians Association from (2011-2013). Dr. Velez also continues his involvement with the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas. He continues his active practice while teaching and giving care to his nephrology and transplant patients.
The Dallas County Medical Society, established in 1876, is a professional organization that has grown from 30 physicians to over 7,100 since its inception. Members are local physicians, medical students, and residents dedicated to serving Dallas area patients in matters of medical care. Throughout the changes that have taken place in medicine, DCMS has remained a leader at the local, state and national levels.