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Maria de Lourdes Velazquez Rueda

María de Lourdes Velázquez-Rueda MD, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

As a medical student, teachers always told María de Lourdes Velazquez-Rueda, M.D., "If you are not passionate about your career, you will not succeed." Dr. Velazquez-Rueda thought she was passionate about medicine in general, but it turned out she had not met her true love in medicine just yet. Although her internship in orthopedic surgery showed her that she enjoyed the subject, she became interested in hand surgery during her residency program as an orthopedic surgeon. As a fellow resident at Shriners Children's Mexico, she found her true passion: congenital hand surgery. Everything started falling into place. She began learning more about the subject, talking to renowned teachers who later became colleagues and training as a hand surgeon for a two-year period fellowship. She applied for a job at Shriners Children's Mexico as a hand surgeon and got accepted, fulfilling her dream and allowing her to help children and their families.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • Consejo Mexicano de Ortopedia (Mexican Board Council), Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Hospital Médica Sur
Mexico City, DF

Medical Education
La Salle University - School of Medicine
Mexico City

Hospital Angeles Mocel (Group Angeles)
Mexico City, DF

Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación
Mexico City, DF

Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación
Mexico City, DF

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2019-Present: Hand Surgeon, Shriners Children's Mexico
  • 2016-Present: Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital MOCEL
  • 2018-Present: Member, Colegio Mexicano de Ortopedia y Traumatologí­a
  • 2018-Present: Member, Sociedad Mexicana de Cirugía de la Mano
Awards and Honors
  • 2015, Place as main author in Research category with Frecuency and Risk Factors of Re-Rupture in Adults' Anterior Cruciate Ligament

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