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Certification Program Manager

Michael Velez MD, MTM

Michael Velez MD, MTM is a practicing physician executive, entrepreneur and health tech innovation consultant. He's passionate about using human-centered design to drive medical innovation and improve patient care. Michael mentors for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program, and also serves as a consultant for several healthcare startups.

Michael's role with Illuminate Labs is to oversee our Certification Program, ensuring that health products bearing the Illuminate Labs Certified or Formulated seals adhere to our formulation standards and align with vetted research recommendations.


  • Practicing doctor and entrepreneur
  • Helped develop & patent a novel surgical device for minimally invasive surgery
  • Trains medical AI bots for clinical applications


  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Anesthesiology Residency Program
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • University of California, San Francisco & University of California, Berkeley, Master of Translational Medicine (MTM)
  • The George Washington University, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience

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