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Maria Velasco Acuna, MD

Maria Velasco Acuna, MD

Endocrinologist
Central Vermont Medical Center
Phone: 802-225-3980
Fax: 802-371-4855
Learn more about: Endocrinology

Locations

Central Vermont Medical Center Main Campus

Endocrinology
Medical Office Building A, Suite 2-2
130 Fisher Road
Berlin, VT 05602

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Phone: 802-225-3980
Fax: 802-371-4855
Hours at this location:
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Biographical Information

A love of sports has always kept Maria Velasco Acuna on her toes.

As a child and young adult, that passion spurred honors in four arenas – basketball, tennis, soccer and swimming. She’s now eager to get back on one court or another.

“I miss it,” she said of her time playing basketball and soccer, when honors included representing her Ecuadorian province nationally and earning a “Best Scorer” soccer trophy. She’s now turning an eye to hoops again.

“I hope I can find some people and play sometimes,” she mused.

The accolades didn’t stop on the athletic field. Ever the solid student, Velasco was medical school valedictorian and earned “Excellence in Primary Care” honors at Yale New Haven Hospital.

“My mom and brother were with me, so it was kind of a graduation gift,” she said.

Her mother is one of many teachers in the family, and growing up surrounded by educators instilled in Velasco a sense of wonder about all things.

Endocrinology quickly drew her. “It’s a field where technology plays an important role by bringing new therapies and biological breakthroughs that unlock many mysteries of endocrine pathology,” she said. “The combination of intellectual stimulation for diagnosis and readily available, practical treatments and solutions excites and motivates me. This field brings me meaningful human interaction, intellectual stimulation and professional motivation. It's fun and very rewarding.”

The opportunity to decipher, diagnose and treat is especially appealing because “I come from a family of teachers. I like learning.”
 

Specialties

Specialty:
Endocrinology
Special Interests:
Management of various endocrinologic problems such as thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, diabetes, hypogonadism, osteoporosis.
Procedures:
FNA biopsies

Education

Medical School:
Universidad Catolica De Santiago De Guayaquil – MD
Residency:
University of Connecticut School of Medicine – Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Board Certifications:
The American Board of Internal Medicine