MarthaG. Sosa-Johnson

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Clinical Professor, Medicine
School of Medicine


M.D., UCSD, 1990
B.A., Pitzer College, 1983, Psychology

Phone: (714) 456-7016
Fax: (714) 456-2949
Email: msosajoh@hs.uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
UC Irvine Medical Center
Pav III
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Primary Care
Academic Distinctions
Faculty Director, Art of Doctoring 2020- present

Faculty Mentor 2015 to present
Patient and Community Engagement
(PACE) Clerkship

Diversity Consultant, Medical Education Department
UC Irvine Health School of Medicine, May 2015- October 2015

Assistant Dean, Diversity and Community Engagement
Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
UC Irvine Health School of Medicine, 10/11- 6/15

Faculty Director
Office of Diversity and Community Engagement
UC Irvine Health School of Medicine , 7/10-9/11

Co- Champion Strategy 10.1
UC Irvine Strategic Committee Member
UC Irvine Health , 4/12 – 6/15
Awards and Honors
Orange County Medical Association
Physicians of Excellence Honoree September 2013

UCI – Internal Medicine
Department Nomination for
Best Doctors of Orange County 7/07, 7/08, 6/09, 610, 6/13, 7/16, 2018, 2020

UC Irvine School of Medicine
Organization of Student Representatives
Faculty Nomination for the Association of American
Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award June 2012

UC Irvine School of Medicine
Office of the Dean
Dean’s Award for Compassion June 2012

Regional Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) April 2012

Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching May 2010

Regional Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching,
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) May 2010

Gold Star Award given by the UCI Chapter of the Gold
Humanism Honor Society May 2010

UCI School of Medicine
Excellence in Teaching Certificate,
Clinical Foundation Course June 2008, June 2009, June 2010

UCI – Internal Medicine Department Nomination for
Best Doctors of Orange County 7/07, 7/08, 6/09, 610, 6/13, 7/16

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Faculty Award and Induction into Gold Humanism Honor Society May 2004

College Of Medicine Graduation
Ceremony, Faculty participation
In Graduation Hooding Ceremony 6/14, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14


UC Irvine School of Medicine
Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication
& Commitment for Doctoring II Course 6/00 & 6/01, 6/02, 6/03

UCLA-San Fernando Internal Residency Program
Most Humanistic Resident Award, 1993
Best 2nd year Resident, 1992
Most Humanistic Resident Award, 1992
Best Intern Award, 1991

Beca Foundation Hispanic Scholarship, 1990
Gemini Club Scholarship, 1990
Youth Opportunities Foundation Scholarship, 1990
Hazel Cubbon- Greenleaf Educational Foundation Scholarship, 1979-1983
John and Dora Haynes Foundation Scholarship, 1979-1983
Short Biography
After graduating medical school from UC San Diego, Dr. Sosa-Johnson completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Olive View/UCLA San Fernando Internal Medicine Residency program in 1993 and was Chief resident from 1993-1994. She was in private practice in the San Fernando Valley from 1995-1999. In 1999, she joined the internal medicine faculty at the University of California, Irvine.
Since joining the medical faculty of UC Irvine Health in 1999, her role as an Internal Medicine physician has been productive and dynamic. She has been a primary care provider in the ambulatory clinic, an attending physician and mentor for the Internal Medicine residents, a Clinical Foundations Faculty Mentor and preceptor for medical students, a volunteer faculty attending with the UCI School of Medicine student run free clinic and as Assistant Dean of Diversity and Community Engagement for the School of Medicine. Since 2020, she has been the Faculty Director for the 4th year medical student elective, “The Art of Doctoring”.
She has had the distinct honor to have received several awards and honors. The most meaningful to her are those she received for her teaching activities, the Gold Humanism award with subsequent induction into the national Gold Humanism Society and the faculty nomination by the medical students for the AAMC Compassion in Medicine Award.
As a Clinical Professor of Medicine, she continues to strive to be an effective physician supporting UC Irvine Health’s mission to provide excellent health care to all our diverse patient populations as well as continues to be a supportive mentor for both our Internal Medicine residents and medical students.
Other Experience
Primary Care Physician
Mullikin Medical Center, Arcadia 1995—1996

Physician Specialist
Olive View Medical Center 1994—1995

Last updated
10/07/2021