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 and published research projects in Orthopedic Surgery 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 evident by her work in her community and internationally. She has established two specifically purposed non-profit organizations: ME&WE, Inc. (Motivating & Empowering Women to Excel), which collectively reaches over 5,000 women daily. The other is SLOAN STEM+Arts, an educational diversity initiative. It’s sole purpose is to increase the number of minority students in STEM careers through early exposure and mentoring, impacting financial stability for generations to come. In 2015, along with The Luke Church, Dr. Sloan initiated the philanthropic efforts for an international medical clinic with New Missions Organization in Haiti that now serves a community of more than 100,000 men, women, and children annually.
Dr. Sloan currently serves on several Board of Trustees including, Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Institute of Spirituality and Health, RoweDocs Telemedicine, and Tristar Global Medical Inc. She is a consultant, blogger, and speaker for CompHealth and DairyMax, a national partner to the NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, which promotes proper youth daily nutrition. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University with a focus on Health Care Administration. As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Sloan helped to launch a telemedicine company as the Virtual OrthoDoc, one of the first of its kind in telehealth and orthopedics.
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 Professional’s Guide to Success, became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in Medical Education and Training and the Top 100 Amazon books by physicians in 2020. On February 8, 2021 with her procurement of a Congressional Proclamation, Dr. Sloan became one of the founders of the National Black Women Physicians Day (#NBWPD) honoring Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first black woman physician in the USA. Her work in medicine, as well as a respected motivational thought leader, has positioned her as a highly sought-after public figure and speaker for health awareness, entrepreneurial mentoring, leadership development, medical technology, and spiritual enrichment.
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, 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.
HONORS & AWARDS
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
STEM Professional Award