Dr. Sonya M. Sloan, M.D., PLLC.
Sonya M. Sloan, M.D., aka “#OrthoDoc”, has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in a male dominated field as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Sloan is licensed to practice medicine in several states and prefers to extend that impact traveling the country. Her commitment to helping her patients and their loved ones truly understand their medical problems in a practical language has been so great that she has developed her own branch of language: ˈpraktək(ə)l/-OLOGY. She is the quintessential fusion of her love for science and passion to help others.
Dr. Sloan is a native of Denison, Texas. In 1992, she gained national attention as the first African-American Homecoming Queen at Texas Tech University. While at Tech, she earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1994, as well as her Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in 1999. Dr. Sloan accepted a residency position in General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. With continued resilience, she became the first ever African-American female General Surgery resident in the history of Baylor College of Medicine. After a year of surgical residency, Dr. Sloan also became the first African-American female Orthopedic Surgery resident at Baylor College of Medicine. She has completed several research projects in Orthopedic Sports Medicine (published) and a joint venture with NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Dr. Sonya Sloan began her first entrepreneurial venture at the age of twenty-two with a coffee house and restaurant called, “Not Just Coffee”. She later established two specifically purposed non-profit organizations called, AAACP (African American Association for Christian Physicians) and ME&WE, Inc. (Motivating & Empowering Women to Excel), which collectively reaches over 5,000 women daily. Dr. Sloan's passion to impact lives beyond the hospital walls has positioned her as a highly sought after public figure for health awareness and motivational speaking. In 2015 Dr. Sloan and The Luke Church initiated the philanthropic efforts for an international health clinic with New Missions Organization in Haiti. It recently opened and serves a community of more than 100,000 men women and children. She 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.
2018 will mark the release of the first of two powerful books. One of the books is a transparent autobiography disclosing some of her personal successes and failures. The other book is an ultimate guide to successfully assist medical professionals with character building traits. In addition to her surgical and technical expertise, Dr. Sloan was recently chosen as 2016 TEDMED "First Line Scholars”. She was one of the “Top 25 Women” in Houston, featured in Essence Magazine, and several national publications. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a host of academic societies. Dr. Sonya Sloan is the First Lady of “The Luke Church” in Humble, TX 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 Sarah, Soren and Timothy John. Her major motto: Pay it Forward!