MD is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and currently serves as the Medical Education Director, Clerkship Director and co-Director of the Culinary Medicine Programs for the University of Chicago’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Oyola earned her MD from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago in 1997 before pursuing her residency in Family Medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She is an Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellow and has Homeopathy Certification through the Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy. Her clinical practice is at Heartland Health Centers where she provides Primary Integrative Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine Consults. For her work to promote trauma-informed care, social justice and challenge inequities in health and health care, Dr. Oyola was recently selected as an awardee from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, and has been identified by Pritzker students to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Leonard Tow Award, a nomination for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award and most recently, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society (AΩA) Society in 2021. Additionally, Dr. Oyola has been the Founder and President of the Chicago domestic violence non-profit, Be Alright, since 2009. Sonia has loved to sing since she was a toddler, loves her zoom music community and especially loves to sing with her dear friend and teacher, Sami Scot.
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