Sonya M. Sloan, M.D.

Dr. Sonya M. Sloan is an orthopaedic surgeon, entrepreneur and highly sought-after speaker. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, and then returned home to operate her own coffee house before entering medical school and earning her Medical Doctor degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. She became the first-ever African-American female surgical resident and, later, the first African-American female orthopaedic surgical resident in the history of Baylor College of Medicine.