Sonia Oyola, MD
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Sonia Oyola, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director


  • 2011 Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellow (class of 2013), University of Arizona, TUC, AZ
  • 2000 Family Medicine Residency, Cook County Family Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • 1997 M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL
  • 1993 B.S., Biology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Research Interests

Dr. Oyola's interests include Mind-Body Medicine modalities for psychological and emotional stress; Domestic Violence Advocacy; Integrative Approaches for Chronic Diseases in Underserved Populations; Yoga for Underserved Communities.

Selected Publications

  • Saw palmetto no more effective than placebo for BPH symptoms. Evidence-Based Practice 2012; 15(8)
  • LMW Heparin and Mortality. Evidence-Based Practice 2012; 15(7)
  • Yoga for Back Pain. Evidence-Based Practice 2012; 15(6)
  • What's best for IBS? Journal of Family Practice, 61(4) 2012:213-214
  • Time to routinely screen for intimate partner violence? Journal of Family Practice, 62(2) 90-92.


  • Integrative Medicine for All
    Keynote Speaker at Integrate Chicago
    University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Mind-Body Medicine for Stress
    Friend Family Health Center Chicago, IL
  • Domestic Violence: Responsibilities and Obligations
    University of Chicago Orthopedic Department Grand Rounds
    Chicago, IL
  • Mind-Body Medicine for Stress
    Deborah's Place
    Chicago, IL
  • Intimate Partner Violence
    Illinois Masonic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds
    Chicago, IL
  • Mind-Body Medicine for Stress
    Evanston's YWCA
    Evanston, IL
  • Domestic Violence in Familiesl
    Illinois Masonic Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds
    Chicago, IL
  • Keynote Speaker
    28 th Annual La Raza Medical student Scholarship Banquet
    Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships

  • 2000-present
    American Academy of Family Physicians
  • 2011-present
    Society of Teachers of Family Planning
  • 2012-present
    Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
  • 2013-present
    Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Teaching Activities

  • 2009-present
    Service Learning Domestic Violence Concentration Leader
    The Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • 2011-present
    Co-Director, Family Medicine Clerkship
    The Univ. of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • 2011-present
    Lecturer, Family Medicine Core Clerkship
    The Univ. of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • 2012-present
    Preceptor, Friend Family Health Center, Chicago, IL


    • Founder of Be Alright in 2009 (non-profit organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and Chicago area DV shelters.

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