Ana Velazquez Manana, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2540 23rd Street, #2806
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San Francisco, CANational Clinician Scholar2022
    University of California, San Francisco, CAMedical Oncology Fellowship2022
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NYChief Resident2018
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NYInternal Medicine Residency2017
    Mayo Clinic Graduate School, MNMaster's Degree in Biomedical Sciences2015
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PRDoctor of Medicine2014
    University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PRBachelor of Science2009
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    Conquer Cancer Foundation2022Merit Award, ASCO Quality Care Symposium
    University of California, San Francisco2022John A. Watson Scholar
    Women Leaders in Oncology2021LEAD Rising Star
    Conquer Cancer Foundation2021Merit Award, ASCO Annual Meeting
    Conquer Cancer Foundation2021Merit Award, ASCO Quality Care Symposium
    American Association for Cancer Research 2021Student and Early Career Investigator Scholarship
    University of California, San Francisco2020UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award
    American Association for Cancer Research2020Scholar-in-Training Award, 13th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities
    University of California, San Francisco2020Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Scientists Program (NIA P30AG015272)
    Conquer Cancer Foundation2020Merit Award, ASCO Annual Meeting
    Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos2020Travel Scholarship
    Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi2019Love of Learning Award
    American Association for Cancer Research2019Scholar-in-Training Award, 12th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities
    Conquer Cancer Foundation2019Merit Award, ASCO Quality Care Symposium
    Association of Northern California Oncologists2019ASCO Annual Meeting Travel Award
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel2017Department of Medicine Ira B. Cohen Award
    NIDDK/NHMA2016Academic Career Development Workshop and Travel Award
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine2014Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau Research Award
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine2014Leadership Award
    Conquer Cancer Foundation2013Medical Students Rotation Award for Underrepresented Populations
    Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities2010Mentored Summer Research Award for Medical Students (NIH TL1-RR24152)

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    Dr. Ana Velázquez Mañana, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Division of Hematology/Oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and a thoracic oncologist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a Latina and proud Puerto Rican, she is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Dr. Velazquez serves as Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for Trainees of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-chairs the UCSF Department of Medicine Fellowship Diversity Committee. Her research, advocacy, and education efforts are focused on promoting and advancing health equity and workforce diversity.

    Dr. Velazquez completed her MD at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Master of Biomedical Science at Mayo Clinic Graduate School, and Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where she was also a Chief Resident. She joined UCSF in 2018 to complete her clinical fellowship in Medical Oncology and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Clinician Scholars Program. Dr. Velazquez is a scientist scholar affiliated with the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC) and the UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center.

    Dr. Velazquez’s research portfolio centers on the use of health services and cancer disparities research to decrease barriers to clinical trial participation, improve the quality of care delivered to underserved and racial minority patients with cancer, and evaluate the unmet social and supportive care needs of patients with lung cancer from vulnerable backgrounds. Her goals are to develop interventions that improve healthcare access and cancer care delivery for vulnerable populations. Dr. Velazquez’s research is supported by the American Association for Cancer Research, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, LUNGevity, National Institute on Aging, National Cancer Institute, and pilot funds from the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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    1. Quality and Accessibility of Liquid Biopsy Information. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 May 01; 7(5):e2410171. Litt HK, Greenstreet-Akman E, Trejo E, Florez N, Velazquez AI. PMID: 38713467.
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    2. Receipt of financial assistance for oral targeted therapy among older adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A prospective cohort study. J Geriatr Oncol. 2024 Mar 14; 101746. Kumar A, Ragavan M, Velazquez AI, Zeng S, Wong ML. PMID: 38490915.
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    3. Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer: a global membership survey. Support Care Cancer. 2024 Mar 04; 32(3):205. Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Ke Y, Tanay M, Dagsi M, Bergerot C, Dixit N, Eng L, Cardeña-Gutiérrez A, Jiang C, Velazquez AI, Islami F, Chan A. PMID: 38433160.
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    4. Evaluation of Culture Conducive to Academic Success by Gender at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Oncologist. 2024 Mar 04; 29(3):e351-e359. Keenan BP, Sibley A, Zhang L, Westring AF, Velazquez AI, Bank EM, Bergsland EK, Boreta L, Conroy P, Daras M, Hermiston M, Hsu G, Paris PL, Piawah S, Sinha S, Sosa JA, Tsang M, Venook AP, Wong M, Yom SS, Van Loon K. PMID: 37440206; PMCID: PMC10911925.
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    5. Consolidation Osimertinib Versus Durvalumab Versus Observation After Concurrent Chemoradiation in Unresectable EGFR-Mutant NSCLC: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. J Thorac Oncol. 2024 Jan 24. Nassar AH, Kim SY, Aredo JV, Feng J, Shepherd F, Xu C, Kaldas D, Gray JE, Dilling TJ, Neal JW, Wakelee HA, Liu Y, Lin SH, Abuali T, Amini A, Nie Y, Patil T, Lobachov A, Bar J, Fitzgerald B, Fujiwara Y, Marron TU, Thummalapalli R, Yu H, Owen DH, Sharp J, Farid S, Rocha P, Arriola E, D'Aiello A, Cheng H, Whitaker R, Parikh K, Ashara Y, Chen L, Sankar K, Harris JP, Nagasaka M, Ayanambakkam A, Velazquez AI, Ragavan M, Lin JJ, Piotrowska Z, Wilgucki M, Reuss J, Luders H, Grohe C, Baena Espinar J, Feiner E, Punekar SR, Gupta S, Leal T, Kwiatkowski DJ, Mak RH, Adib E, Naqash AR, Goldberg SB. PMID: 38278303.
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    6. Geriatric Assessments in Older Adults With Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2023 Nov 01; 9(11):1592. Diaz FC, Velazquez AI, Tsang M. PMID: 37768645.
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    7. Sexual Health Assessment in Women with Lung Cancer study: Sexual health assessment in women with lung cancer. Cancer. 2024 02 01; 130(3):375-384. Florez N, Kiel L, Meza K, Wei Z, Mazzola E, Velazquez AI, Franco I, Fidler MJ, Elkins I, Feldman J, Seaborne L, Heisler C, King JC, Moore A, Wiens J, Kushner D. PMID: 37843054.
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    8. FDG PET Scans in Cancer Care. JAMA Oncol. 2023 09 01; 9(9):1304. Litt HK, Kwon DH, Velazquez AI. PMID: 37440237.
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    9. LungCARE: Encouraging Shared Decision-Making in Lung Cancer Screening-a Randomized Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Nov; 38(14):3115-3122. Walsh JME, Karliner L, Smith A, Leykin Y, Gregorich SE, Livaudais-Toman J, Velazquez AI, Lowenstein M, Kaplan CP. PMID: 37653203; PMCID: PMC10651593.
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    10. The Democratization of Hematology-Oncology Medical Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cancer Invest. 2023 Jul; 41(6):548-558. Kareff SA, Sridhar A, Dhawan N, Anampa-Guzmán A, Singhi EK, Velazquez AI. PMID: 37357925.
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    11. State of Cancer Control in South America: Challenges and Advancement Strategies. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2024 Feb; 38(1):55-76. Riano I, Velazquez AI, Viola L, Abuali I, Jimenez K, Abioye O, Florez N. PMID: 37353378.
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    12. Blood Clots, or Thrombosis, in Patients With Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2023 06 01; 9(6):876. Litt HK, Parks AL, Velazquez AI. PMID: 37052914.
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    13. Mentorship Experiences Are Not All the Same: A Survey Study of Oncology Trainees and Early-Career Faculty. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 09; 19(9):808-818. Idossa D, Velazquez AI, Horiguchi M, Alberth J, Abuali I, Smith-Graziani D, de Lima Lopes G, Lubner S, Florez N. PMID: 37192431; PMCID: PMC10860955.
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    14. Professional Challenges for United States Hematology/Oncology Trainees during COVID-19. Cancer Invest. 2023 Jul; 41(6):539-547. Banerjee R, Kareff SA, Leyfman Y, Dhawan N, Hammons LR, Desai A, Tsang M, Velazquez AI, Nizam A. PMID: 37017426.
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    15. Diet and physical activity interventions in Black and Latina women with breast cancer: A scoping review. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1079293. Pichardo MS, Sanft T, Ferrucci LM, Romero-Ramos YM, Cartmel B, Harrigan M, Velazquez AI, Fayanju OM, Winer EP, Irwin ML. PMID: 36994212; PMCID: PMC10040823.
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    16. Cultural adaptation process of cancer-related interventions: A step-by-step guide. Psychooncology. 2023 01; 32(1):179-186. Costas-Muniz R, Torres-Blasco N, Gany F, Gonzalez CJ, Galindo-Vazquez O, Bergerot CD, Rocha-Cadman X, Lui F, Lichtenthal WG, Velazquez AI, Tergas AI, Castro-Figueroa EM. PMID: 36444126; PMCID: PMC9839501.
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    17. PSMA PET Scan. JAMA Oncol. 2022 12 01; 8(12):1860. Kwon DH, Velazquez AI, de Kouchkovsky I. PMID: 36201182.
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    18. Perioperative Therapy in Early-Stage Lung Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2022 09 01; 8(9):1364. Desai A, Velazquez AI, West HJ. PMID: 35900737.
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    19. Do no harm: A call to action on COVID-19 and mask requirements. Cancer. 2022 10 01; 128(19):3438-3440. Patel MI, Wood EH, Charlot M, Florez N, Duron Y, Jeames SE, Taparra KA, Velazquez Manana A, Jain S. PMID: 35913498; PMCID: PMC9538260.
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    20. Electronic Monitoring of Patient-Reported Outcomes-Ready for Prime Time? JAMA Oncol. 2022 08 01; 8(8):1099-1100. Velazquez AI, Florez N. PMID: 35763265.
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    21. Are Quality Cancer Prevention and Treatment Along the Texas US-Mexico Border Achievable? JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 05; 18(5):385-387. Nodora J, Velazquez AI. PMID: 35544660.
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    22. The Problem of Hispanic/Latinx Under-Representation in Cancer Clinical Trials. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 05; 18(5):380-384. Espinoza-Gutarra MR, Duma N, Aristizabal P, Segarra-Vazquez B, Borno H, Halbert CH, Simon MA, Velazquez AI. PMID: 35544652.
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    23. Dónde Están? Latinx/Hispanic Representation in the Oncology Workforce: Present and Future. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 05; 18(5):388-395. Duma N, Velazquez AI, Franco I, Kiel L, Levit LA, Schenkel C, Kirkwood K, Green S, Rodriguez G. PMID: 35544646; PMCID: PMC10166382.
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    24. Barriers and Facilitators to Lung Cancer Screening: A Physician Survey. Am J Health Promot. 2022 Sep; 36(7):1208-1212. Lowenstein M, Karliner L, Livaudais-Toman J, Gregorich S, Velazquez AI, Vijayaraghavan M, Walsh JME, Kaplan CP. PMID: 35428402.
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    25. Microaggressions, Bias, and Equity in the Workplace: Why Does It Matter, and What Can Oncologists Do? Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2022 Apr; 42:1-12. Velazquez AI, Gilligan TD, Kiel LL, Graff J, Duma N. PMID: 35649205.
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    26. HOLA COVID-19 Study: Evaluating the Impact of Caring for Patients With COVID-19 on Cancer Care Delivery in Latin America. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022 03; 8:e2100251. Bernabe-Ramirez C, Velazquez AI, Olazagasti C, Decat Bergerot C, Bergerot PG, Corona Cruz J, Riano I, Adaniel C, Ramirez F, Anampa J, Cajina C, Mena E, Gracia E, Menendez A, Idrovo H, Bezares R, Castillo Fernandez OO, Duque L, Corrales-Rodríguez L, Ramos G, Kihn-Alarcón AJ, Schlam I, Bruno X, Umanzor G, Castro JL, Losco F, Ubillos L, Richardet E, Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Duma N, HOLA COVID-19 Study Group. PMID: 35245084; PMCID: PMC8920462.
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    27. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and timing of administration. Lancet Oncol. 2022 02; 23(2):e56. Dizman N, Velazquez AI, Duma N. PMID: 35114125.
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    28. Impact of COVID-19 on Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Programs: A Quantitative and Qualitative Survey Assessment of Fellowship Program Directors. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 04; 18(4):e551-e563. Velazquez AI, Durani U, Weeks LD, Major A, Reynolds R, Kumbamu A, Das DG, Murphy MC, Henry E, Lee AI, Marshall AL. PMID: 35015586; PMCID: PMC9014421.
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    29. Impact of COVID-19 on Hematology-Oncology Trainees: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 04; 18(4):e586-e599. Durani U, Major A, Velazquez AI, May J, Nelson M, Zheng Z, Hall AG, Alam ST, Reynolds R, Thompson JC, Kumbamu A, Das DG, Murphy MC, Henry E, Lee AI, Marshall AL, Wun T, Weeks LD. PMID: 34990292; PMCID: PMC9014488.
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    30. Got Stage Fright? A Fellow-Led Initiative to Improve Cancer Staging Documentation. International Journal of Cancer Care and Delivery. 2021; 11 05. Sam Brondfield Claire K. Mulvey Rahul Banerjee Ana I. Velazquez Swetha Kambhampati Anna L. Parks Ann Griffin Pelin Cinar. View Publication.
    31. Trends in Breast Cancer Screening in a Safety-Net Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2119929. Velazquez AI, Hayward JH, Gregory B, Dixit N. PMID: 34357398; PMCID: PMC8346942.
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    32. Opinion & Special Articles: Maximizing Inclusiveness and Diversity Through Virtual Residency Applications and Interviews. Neurology. 2021 09 28; 97(13):647-650. Budhu JA, Velazquez AI, Said RR, Jordan JT. PMID: 34266922.
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    33. The Matilda Effect: Underrecognition of Women in Hematology and Oncology Awards. Oncologist. 2021 09; 26(9):779-786. Patel SR, St Pierre F, Velazquez AI, Ananth S, Durani U, Anampa-Guzmán A, Castillo K, Dhawan N, Oxentenko AS, Duma N. PMID: 34157172; PMCID: PMC8417845.
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    34. The HOLA COVID-19 Study: An International Effort to Determine How COVID-19 Has Impacted Oncology Practices in Latin America. Cancer Cell. 2020 11 09; 38(5):605-608. Bernabe-Ramirez C, Velazquez AI, Olazagasti C, Bergerot CD, Bergerot PG, Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Duma N. PMID: 33098754; PMCID: PMC7553055.
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    35. Tumor evolution in epidermal growth factor receptor mutated non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Dis. 2020 May; 12(5):2896-2909. Velazquez AI, McCoach CE. PMID: 32642202; PMCID: PMC7330358.
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    36. The role of serum lactate dehydrogenase level as a prognostic indicator in resected, high risk melanoma. Dermatol Ther. 2019 03; 32(2):e12813. Kumar AB, Aguilera JV, Velazquez A, Yan Y, Jakub J, Brewer J, Hieken T, Block M, McWilliams R, Otley C, Markovic S, Kottschade L. PMID: 30620137.
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    37. Single Center Experience of a New Endoscopic Clip in Managing Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 04; 52(4):307-312. Wander P, Castaneda D, D'Souza L, Singh S, Serouya S, Velazquez AI, Mamun R, Voaklander R, Benias P, Carr-Locke DL. PMID: 29517984.
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    38. Rosacea-Like Leukemia Cutis: A Case Report. Am J Dermatopathol. 2016 Aug; 38(8):e119-21. Cruz Manzano M, Ramírez García L, Sánchez Pont JE, Velázquez Mañana AI, Sánchez JL. PMID: 27043335.
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    39. Candidate pathway-based genetic association study of platinum and platinum-taxane related toxicity in a cohort of primary lung cancer patients. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Feb 15; 349(1-2):124-8. Johnson C, Pankratz VS, Velazquez AI, Aakre JA, Loprinzi CL, Staff NP, Windebank AJ, Yang P. PMID: 25586538; PMCID: PMC4334320.
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    40. Increasing incidence of melanoma among middle-aged adults: an epidemiologic study in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jan; 89(1):52-9. Lowe GC, Saavedra A, Reed KB, Velazquez AI, Dronca RS, Markovic SN, Lohse CM, Brewer JD. PMID: 24388022; PMCID: PMC4389734.
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    41. The epidemiology of melanoma in young adults . Expert Review of Dermatology. 2013; 8(6):707-716. Velazquez AI, Brewer JD. View Publication.
    42. Day 100 Absolute Monocyte/Lymphocyte Prognostic Score and Survival Post Autologous Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Journal of Cancer Therapy. 2013; 4(8):1298-1305. Velazquez AI, Inwards DJ, Ansell SM, Micallef IN, Johnston PB, Hogan WJ, Markovic SN, Porrata LF . View Publication.
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