Sonya M. Sloan, M.D., aka #OrthoDoc, has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the male-dominated field of Orthopedic Surgery. Licensed to practice medicine in several states, she travels the country to extend the impact of her unique approach to patient care. With a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Dr. Sloan completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine where she made history as both the first African-American female Intern in General Surgery and the first African-American female Orthopedic Surgery resident. She has authored several published research projects in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and a joint venture with NASA, Johnson Space Center.
MORE THAN A WHITE COAT
Dr. Sloan is the quintessential fusion of her love for science and a passion to help others. Her commitment to impacting lives reaches far beyond the hospital walls and is evidenced by her work in her community and around the world. She has established two specifically purposed organizations called, AAACP (African American Association for Christian Physicians) and a ME&WE, Inc. (Motivating & Empowering Women to Excel), a non-profit which collectively reaches over 5,000 women daily. In 2015, she, along with The Luke Church, initiated the philanthropic efforts for an international health clinic with New Missions Organization in Haiti that now serves a community of more than 100,000 men, women, and children.
Dr. Sloan currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Spirituality and Health and Health and Wellness Advisory Committee to DairyMax, a national partner to the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, which helps youth gain the proper daily nutrition. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University for four years with a focus on Health Care Administration. As a partner in Rowe Docs, LLC, she helped launched her Virtual OrthoDoc telemedicine venture as one of the first of its kind in healthcare for orthopedics.
In 2018, Dr. Sloan launched SLOAN STEM+Arts Summer Camp, a faith-based educational diversity initiative for minority students. She hopes to increase the number of minority students in STEM with early exposure and mentoring, understanding the impact this will make for generations to come.
In 2016, Dr. Sloan was chosen as the TEDMED Front Line Scholars. Additionally, she has been listed as one of the “Top 25 Women in Houston,” and has been featured in Essence Magazine and several national publications. In February 2019, Dr. Sloan’s first book, The Rules of Medicine: A Medical Professionals Guide to Success, became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Medical Education and Training.
Her work in medicine, as well as her work in the community, has positioned her as a highly sought after public figure for health awareness and motivational speaking.
She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Sonya Sloan is the First Lady of “The Luke Church” in Humble, Texas, where her husband, Dr. Timothy W. Sloan, is the Senior Pastor. She is the Founder of God’s Women Rock; a non-traditional, international, annual awards concert that honors spiritual women of all walks of life who are making a difference for a greater good. Her three greatest rewards in her life are her children.
Top 30 Influential Women of Houston
Audry A. Lawson Impact Award
Texas Executive Business: Women on the Move
Houston’s Outstanding Philanthropists: The Kaleidoscope Foundation Guild
Alpha Kappa Alpha Outstanding Leadership Award