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Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO


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Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO
Mineola, New York

Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO, an AOA board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician, serves as an associate professor of family medicine at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York (NYITCOM).

An advocate for the osteopathic medical profession at the local, state and national levels, Dr. Rivera-Martinez is past president of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS) and past president of the New York State American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Previously she served the AOA as chair of the Council on Women’s Health Issues and a member of the Bureau of Scientific Affairs and Public Health.

An avid researcher, Dr. Rivera-Martinez received a research grant from the AOA to fund a randomized controlled trial for diabetes and OMM. Her research has been published in many journals, including The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and Osteopathic Family Physician.

She’s received many awards honoring her dedication to medicine, including the National American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Outstanding Female Leader Award, the NYSOMS Unsung Hero Award and the American Osteopathic Foundation Wyeth Emerging Leader Award.

Dr. Rivera-Martinez earned her osteopathic medical degree from NYITCOM. She completed her internship and residency in family medicine at Long Beach (New York) Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She also was named Intern of the Year in 2002-2003. At NYITCOM, she serves as the Associate Medical Director for the Academic Health Centers and Director of the NYIT Community Free Clinic which are student-run clinics providing services to the uninsured and underinsured population.

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