Sonja O'Leary, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Hahnemann University (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Duke University (NC) (1994)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1998)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2002)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director Denver Health, School-Based Health Centers
  • Pediatrician
  • Hospitalist

Recognition & Awards

  • Third Place Lean, RIE and Visual Management Board Improvement Projects “ School Based Health And Growth: How to Grow Systematically”, Denver Health (2016)
    Denver Health Day of Celebration 2016 Poster Exhibition & Competition
  • Class of 2017 Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, RIHEL (2016)
    Designed to enhance leadership skills of the individual participants, and to create an interdisciplinary network of leaders who are dedicated to the health and environment of our region.


  • Clinical Preceptor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    School-Based Health
  • Clinical Preceptor / Coordinator of FP SBHC Rotation (2016)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
    School- Based Health, Adolescent Health


  • Tomcho MM, Lou Y, O'Leary SC, Rinehart DJ, Thomas-Gale T, Douglas CM, Wu FJ, Penny L, Federico SG, Frost HM. An Intervention to Improve Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing Among Adolescents in Primary Care. Pediatrics. 2021 Nov;148(5). PubMed PMID: 34675130
  • Douglas CM, O'Leary SC, Tomcho MM, Wu FJ, Penny L, Federico SG, Wilson ML, Rinehart DJ, Frost HM. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Rates Among 12- to 24-Year-Old Patients in an Urban Health System. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Mar 1;48(3):161-166. PubMed PMID: 33003186
  • Harris B, McClain MB, O'Leary S, Shahidullah JD. Implications of COVID-19 on School Services for Children with Disabilities: Opportunities for Interagency Collaboration. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021 Apr 1;42(3):236-239. PubMed PMID: 33596007
  • Douglas CM, O' Leary SC, Tomcho MM, Wu FJ, Penny L, Federico SG, Wilson ML, Rinehart DJ, Frost HM. Gonorrhea and chlamydia rates among 12-24 year old patients in an urban health system. Sex Transm Dis. 2020 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33003186
  • Stempel H, Cox-Martin MG, O'Leary S, Stein R, Allison MA. Students Seeking Mental Health Services at School-Based Health Centers: Characteristics and Utilization Patterns. J Sch Health. 2019 Oct;89(10):839-846. PubMed PMID: 31359431
  • Burbano O'Leary SC, Federico S, Hampers LC. The truth about language barriers: one residency program's experience. Pediatrics. 2003 May;111(5 Pt 1):e569-73. PubMed PMID: 12728111
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Colorado Association of School Based Health Centers, Board Member
  • National School Based Health Alliance, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • State of Colorado License for the Active Practice of Medicine, License (2002)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include Adolescent and Child primary care as well as School-Based care within Denver Health's 17 SBHCs.

Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Hahnemann University (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Duke University (NC) (1994)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Chief Resident, Pediatrics (2002)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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