Philosophy of Care

For most athletes and injuries, Dr. Velott believes surgery is not the first or best option. He will always try to offer nonoperative treatments and only suggest surgical options when they are necessary to best treat his patients. Whether you are trying to return for your next collegiate season with aspirations of going professional, or just trying to get back out on the golf course after years of shoulder pain, he will work with you to develop a treatment plan to obtain your goals.

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  • Medical Education: Tufts University
  • Internship: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Detroit Medical Center

Areas of Interest

Dr. Velott's primary interests are the treatment of athletic injuries, shoulder injuries and arthritis, and the expedited return of athletes to their sport. He treats individuals ranging from the occasional recreational player to the professional level athlete. He specializes in ligamentous reconstructions, minimally invasive joint surgery, rotator cuff diseases, kneecap injuries, cartilage restoration, and shoulder replacements.

More Information

Dr. Velott has been a part of the care teams for Georgetown University Athletics, the Detroit City Football Club playing in the US Championship League, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, and the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Dr. Velott has also been the head team physician for numerous high school football teams in the Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Michigan areas.


In his free time, Dr. Velott enjoys golfing, snowboarding, playing volleyball, smoking pork shoulders and briskets, and spending time with his wife, Jessica.


Telemedicine video visits are also available.


844 Washington Road

Suite 102
Westminster, MD 21157


South Carroll Health & Wellness Pavilion
1380 Progress Way

Suite 102
Eldersburg, MD 21784

Conditions Treated

  • Knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, foot, wrist injuries
  • Knee ligament tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Hip labral tear
  • Shoulder labral tear and rotator cuff tear
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Pectoralis major tear
  • Patella fracture
  • Elbow lateral epicondylitis & medial epicondylitis
  • Acute ankle fracture (tibia/fibula) that does not go to Trauma
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Fifth metatarsal fractures (Jones fracture)
  • Bicep rupture
  • Achilles rupture/avulsion
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • AC joint sprain
  • Proximal hamstring avulsion
  • Lower extremity stress fractures
  • Patellar/quadriceps tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Post shoulder, knee, ankle, patellar, ankle dislocation evaluation
  • Patellar dislocation/instability
  • Pediatric knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)