Dr. Francis J. Velez is Chief of General and Endocrine Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, and a Board Certified General Surgeon. Dr. Velez is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and a graduate of Calvert Hall College and Loyola College. He obtained his medical degree from U.A. Guadalajara. Dr. Velez completed his residency in General Surgery at the Methodist Hospital in New York and a Approved Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Velez is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Head and Neck Society, and the Baltimore Academy of Surgery.