Monica L. Velasco, DNP, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner

Locations and Appointments


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CUIMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
Floor 14
New York, NY 10032
US
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CUIMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
US
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CUIMC/Milstein Hospital Building

177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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    Medicare Managed Care
    NY Signature
    Medicaid Managed Care
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    Special Needs
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    Special Needs
    POS
    EPO
    Great West (National)
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    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
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    Medicare Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    POS
    EPO
    Vytra
    Medicare Managed Care
    ConnectiCare
    PPO
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    Traditional Medicare
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    Medicaid Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    Child/Family Health Plus
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    Quality Health Management
    Special Needs
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
    HMO
    Compass (Exchange)
    Medicare Managed Care
    POS
    Empire Plan
    PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    Oxford Freedom
    Oxford HMO
    SelectHealth
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    World Trade Center Health Plan

About Monica L. Velasco, DNP, FNP-C


Monica Velasco is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York, NY. Previously, she received her Master of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami, FL. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and the Transplant Nurses Association. She earned many awards and honors during her clinical and academic career, including the Mary Dickey Lindsay '45 Nursing Scholar, 2013 from Columbia University School of Nursing. She has co-authored numerous transplant publications and has served as an international guest speaker. She is considered an expert in the field of Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant.


Monica's nursing experience spans over 25 years. She began her transplant career in 1998 at the University of Miami, where she worked for 13 years as the Program Manager for the Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplant Division and Senior Transplant Clinical Coordinator. During her time there, she helped grow the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Program into one of the top transplant centers in the world. In 2010, she was recruited by the Center of Liver Disease and Abdominal Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Currently, she is the Program Manager for the Intestinal and Ex-Vivo Transplant Division and is a Senior Transplant Clinical Coordinator. She has over two decades of clinical experience in pediatrics, taking care of complex liver and intestinal transplant patients. She has vast experience working with nutritionally challenged patients who require enteral and parenteral nutrition. She is a co-investigator on numerous research projects in the areas of liver and intestinal transplantation.


She holds a Clinical Faculty Position at Columbia University School of Nursing, where she serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical Preceptor and Portfolio Advisor for their Doctorate Program.


Fluent in Spanish


Visit The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at columbiasurgery.org/liver


Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing (in Surgery) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

Awards & Honors

  • 1994: Young Presidents Scholarship Award, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • 2002: Certificate for Outstanding Community Service, Mayor, Alex Penelas, Miami-Dade County
  • 2013: Mary Dickey Lindsay 45 DNP Nursing Scholar, Lindsay Scholarship Program

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