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Janet Wasylyshen Velasco, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP


Dr. Wasylyshen-Velasco is a hospitalist who specializes in the inpatient care of pediatric patients at Dayton Children's. She is an assistant professor at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. 

education and training

  • Medical school: Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
  • Masters Public Health: Loma Linda University School of Public Health
  • Residency: Wright State University, combined internal medicine - pediatrics
  • Certification: board certified internal medicine, board certified pediatrics, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) 

awards, honors, organizations affiliated with


  • Ohio Lactation Consultant Association Most Breastfeeding Supportive Physician, 2019


  • AAP Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator, Ohio, 2021
  • Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health EveryOne Reach One - Maternal & Infant Vitality Task Force Breastfeeding Branch 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine member
  • Chair of Medicine Dayton Children’s Hospital, 2014-2016
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital Quality Steering Committee, 2014-2016

publications and posters

  • 2019 - Fresh Look at the Science and Psychology of Breastfeeding First Annual Southwest Ohio Seminar May 9 and 14, 2019 - speaker
  • 2018 - Clinical Skills Pre-course Lecture:What you don’t know doctors don’t know about breastfeeding, March 16-17, 2018, Ohio Lactation Consultant Association 26th Annual Breastfest Conference
  • 2018 - Lifelong Health Trajectories: Why the standard of care in infant nutrition matters, Dayton Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds May 28, 2018
  • 2017 - Intermediate Quality Improvement Course August 2017 – May 2018, Develop and implement resident breastfeeding education module
  • 2017 - Breastfeeding Workshop Lectures, Common Inpatient Problems, Physicians and Breastfeeding, August 8 and September 18, 2017, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Public Health Dayton Montgomery County
  • 2014 - Pediatric Hospitalist 2014 Updates: Apparent Life Threatening Events, Dayton Children’s Grand Rounds, Feb 5, 2014, co-presenter.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy taking care of kids of all ages.

I like working with kids because...

getting kids on the best path to health lasts a lifetime. Little changes go a long way!

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

keeping little ones healthy is a smart, long-term investment.

Dayton Children's is special because...

they bring all the good things about caring for children into one place and work every day to make it better.

fun fact about me...

I am a fan of snow! I love being outdoors and spending time with my children. 

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