Quick Facts
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    Pleural Mesothelioma
    Lung Cancer
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Cardiac Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
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    Board Certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery & Cardiac Surgery
    Certified in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiac Surgery From the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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    Thoracic Surgery
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    Primary Location:
    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

About Dr. Jeffrey Velotta

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Velotta is paving the way for mesothelioma surgery advancements at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Velotta has years of experience in cardiac and thoracic surgery.

A top mesothelioma doctor, Velotta also serves as a clinical assistant surgical professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.

Velotta’s research focuses on:

  • Novel and minimally invasive lung cancer surgery techniques
  • Esophageal cancer surgery developments
  • Image-guided surgeries for thoracic cancers
  • Multimodality therapies
  • Mesothelioma treatment center regionalization

Velotta graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and finished his general surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. He also completed a postdoctoral cardiothoracic surgery research fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine.

His fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School included guidance from renowned mesothelioma specialist and pioneer Dr. David Sugarbaker.

Velotta is board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Velotta has experience in all aspects of thoracic surgery. He focuses his work on minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery, image-guided surgical techniques for small lung nodules and multimodality mesothelioma care.

“I currently have ongoing studies pertaining to novel ways to provide better pain relief after thoracic surgery and multimodality treatment of mesothelioma,” Velotta said.

Along with his wife, an internal medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente, he remains committed to providing excellent care and the best surgical services for mesothelioma patients.

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Dr. Velotta’s Role as Medical Reviewer on Asbestos.com

Velotta’s expertise in thoracic surgery and his mesothelioma research work qualifies him to be an expert reviewer for The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. Thanks to his reviews, medical information remains factually correct and consistent across Asbestos.com.

Specialties of Dr. Jeffrey Velotta

Experience and Medical Education

  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (Clinical Assistant Surgical Professor)
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Fellowship)
  • UCLA Medical Center (Residency)
  • George Washington University Medical School (M.D.)

Awards and Recognition

  • Reversing Health Disparities in Lung Cancer Research Award, 2023

Publications of Dr. Jeffrey Velotta

  • Banks, C.K. et al. (2022, January 28). Salvage Resection After Immunotherapy in Refractory Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.
  • Okabe, K. et al. (2021, October 1). The Results of Multimodal Treatment With Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Female Epithelioid Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
  • Ossowski, S. et al. (2021, October 1). Improving Outcomes in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in an Integrated Health System. Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
  • Ely, S. et al. (2021, March 19). Effect of thoracic surgery regionalization on long-term survival after lung cancer resection. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  • Ely, S. et al. (2020, March 14). Regionalization of Lung Cancer Surgery Improves Outcomes in an Integrated Health Care System. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.