Dr. Jeffrey B. Velotta, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
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Dr. Jeffrey B. Velotta, MD

Thoracic Surgeon

275 W Macarthur Blvd Oakland CA, 94611



Dr. Jeffrey Velotta is a thoracic surgeon practicing in Northern California at Kaiser Permanente.  Dr. Velotta specializes minimally invasive surgeries of the chest, lung, esophagus, mediastinum, pleura and airway.  In addition to his busy clinical practice of the entire Northern California Kaiser Permanente population, he conducts an active research laboratory with emphasis on regionalization of thoracic surgery to specialty centers of excellence, lung cancer in never-smokers, lung cancer screening and surveillance, and pleural mesothelioma multi-modality management.  Dr. Velotta also has a significant educational emphasis and that he is an active educator of UCSF medical students and surgical residents.  Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF, Department of Surgery, a Kaiser Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum (KLIC) teaching mentor, and Bernard Tyson Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine research mentor. 

Education and Training

GWU School of Medicine MD 2005

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Provider Details

Male English

Areas of expertise and specialization

Lung cancerEsophageal cancerThymomaMesotheliomaBenign thoracic disease

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Associate Thoracic Surgeon Kaiser Permanente Northern California 2014 - Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor UCSF Department of Surgery 2017 - Present
  • Research Mentor Department of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 2021 - Present
  • Preceptor UCSF-KLIC School of Medicine 2015 - Present


  • UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award 2021 UCSF School of Medicine 
  • Reviewer of the Month 2021 Journal of Thoracic Disease 
  • Kaiser Permanente Collaboration Award 2020 Kaiser Permanente Northern California 
  • Kaiser Permanente Clinical Excellence Award 2017 Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center 
  • John Collins Cardiothoracic Resident Excellence Award 2014 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School 
  • Golden Scalpel Award - Outstanding Chief Resident Teaching Award 2012 UCLA Department of Surgery 

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons  
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons  

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Always push the boundariesThe more you do the better

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Hawaii

Hobbies / Sports

  • All sports

Favorite professional publications

  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS), Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD), Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS)

Areas of research

Thoracic Regionalization

Esophageal cancer outcomes

Lung cancer outcomes

Mesothelioma multimodality treatment

Lung cancer in never-smokers

Lung cancer screening

Lung cancer surveillance 

Dr. Jeffrey B. Velotta, MD's Practice location

275 W Macarthur Blvd -
Oakland, CA 94611
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