Pilar Ortega joins the ranks of Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey as she was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2017 40 Under 40 list list for her work as founder of the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement.
Dr. Ortega was born in Spain and raised in Miami. She received her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins before attending the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
While studying at Johns Hopkins, Ortega had a Latino mentor who helped her navigate the discrepancies of Hispanic and Latino health. His mentorship was invaluable and it has inspired her to act as both a teacher and mentor to her peers and the Latino community throughout her career.
In 2017, she founded the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement. The organization’s mission is “working for career advancement, linguistic and cultural competency, personal wellness, and reduced health disparities for the good of the entire Hispanic/Latino community.”
Read about Pilar Ortega in the Crain’s 40 Under 40 2017 article here.
Learn more about the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement here.
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