DoctorJuan Carlos Vélez Lara



Since I was a child I always wanted to be a doctor, at the age of 5 I already had a stethoscope and as an example to my father, a great biology professor who in his youth entered medical school, but only lasted a semester due to his scarce economic resources. I believe that this marked my path; in addition to the love and vocation of service instilled by him and my mother and then wanting to follow my older brother, a great surgeon, were the facts that contributed to that in 1992, After 8 years of studies I was the best graduate of medicine from the University of Antioquia among more than 160 companions. 

It took two more years of practical training, in rural a town in the Far East of Antioquia; Sonsón, to define me by one of the most beautiful, diverse and charming specialties that medicine has: plastic surgery. Finally, after 4 years of training, with hard shifts and studying until late at night I graduated as Plastic, Aesthetic, Maxillo-facial and Hand Surgeon from the University of Antioquia in 1998.

In addition to my activities as a plastic surgeon, I am an enterprising person with great leadership and execution skills. I was a founding partner of IQ InterQuirófanos in 2004 and Director of the planning and construction phase from 2004 to 2006. Subsequently, I led the entire design, development, assembly and construction project for the second IQ Interoperófanos headquarters between 2011 and 2014. This unit has become the first and best institution of its kind in the country, being the first in Colombia with 20% of the country's aesthetic surgery and in the city of Medellin with 40% of aesthetic procedures.

 Coordinator of the IQ TeQuiere brigades, the IQ InterQuirófanos' flagship social responsibility program. We return the smiles to hundreds of children of scarce resources who require a surgical procedure and because of their social conditions have been unable to access them.


I am currently an active member of:

  • The Colombian Society of Plastic, Aesthetic, Maxillofacial and Hand Surgery
  • The Latin American Ibero-American Federation of Plastic Surgery FILACP
  • Member The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic SDurgery - ISAPS
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors IQ Inter-Operatheatre
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Humana - Blood Bank.
  • Coordinator of the IQ TE QUIERE social responsibility program.




Emergency Plastic Surgeon

Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe
1998 - 1999 (1 Year) Colombia

Plastic Surgeon

Hospital San Rafael de Itagüí
1999 - 2000 (1 Year) Colombia

Plastic Surgeon

Adscrito a E.P.S Comfenalco
1998 - 2005 (7 Years) Colombia

Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Contratista Hospital Universitario
San Vicente de Paul
1998 - 2005 (7 Years) Colombia

Plastic Surgeon

Contratista UPB
1998 - 2005 (7 Years) Colombia

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

Consultorio Particular
1998 - actualmente (17 Years) Colombia