Mario R. Velasco Jr., MD, FACPMario R. Velasco Jr., MD, FACP

Medical Oncology / Hematology

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
Taylorville Memorial Hospital

Dr. Mario R. Velasco Jr., medical oncologist, joined Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois in February 2001. Dr. Velasco primarily sees patients at our main office at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, but also sees patients at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Velasco received his M.D. degree from the University of Santo Tomas Medical School, Manila, Philippines, in 1992. He completed a clinical internship at Medical Center Manila, Philippines, where he received “Outstanding Intern” awards in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Velasco completed his residency in Categorical Internal Medicine with the Seton Hall University Program at St. Elizabeth Hospital, New Jersey, in 1998, and went on to complete a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Velasco is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He has special interests in gastrointestinal malignancy, renal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. In addition, Dr. Velasco has been very active in cancer research. He published a book chapter on “Primary Gastrointestinal Lymphoma” and has had several abstracts presented at national meetings.

Medical Oncology Fellowship
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, 2000

Internal Medicine Residency
Seton Hall University, St. Elizabeth Hospital, South Orange, NJ, 1998

Education
M.D., University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 1992
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Santo Tomas, College of Pharmacy, Manila, Philippines, 1988

Certifications
Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Memberships
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American College of Physicians (Fellow)
Illinois Medical Oncology Society
Illinois State Medical Society

Awards
ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award, 2011 & 2015

Hometown
Manila, Philippines

Cancer Care Center of DecaturCancer Care Center of Decatur
Cancer Care Specialists of IL
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 1
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: (217) 876-6600
Fax: (217) 876-6606
Urologic Oncology Fax: (217) 329-3228
Hours: M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Taylorville Memorial Hospital
201 E. Pleasant
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: (217) 824-3331
Fax: (217) 824-1344
Hours: Monday, 8:00 am – Noon
Thursday, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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