Ms. Pilar OrtegaUniversity of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine

Dr. Pilar Ortega is a board-certified Emergency Physician and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education, where she directs the Medical Spanish program. Dr. Ortega is Chair of the Midwest Region Steering Committee for the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), Co-founder and Chair for the Chicago Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA), and a board member of Hispanocare with whom she provides community-based bilingual health education. She is the author of Spanish and the Medical Interview (2nd. ed., 2015), a textbook for providers to learn to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.


Teaching medical Spanish

(Friday 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Communication between doctors and patients in bilingual environments

(Friday 2, 2:00 pm - 16:30 pm)