Elif Sonel, MD, an Internal Medicine Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

Get to know Internist Dr. Elif Sonel, who serves patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A committed Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. E. Sonel is currently the Community Medical Director for WellBe Senior Medical in Pittsburgh, PA serving elderly patients in the comfort of their home to help simplify Healthcare for them while improving quality of life and reducing time spent in the hospital utilizing principles of value based medicine. 

Dr. Sonel was Market Medical Director for another company serving dual-eligible, complex patients with high service utilization prior to her current role. With the service mind-set and ideals to help make a difference for the better for people who need care the most, she worked at UPMC Somerset to bring quality Primary Care to rural communities as well. 

Majority of her earlier career had been spent in the VA system serving the Nation’s heroes. She worked in Pittsburgh VA Healthcare system as a PrimaryCare and Women’s Health provider, as well as various roles such as section chief of Primary Care until she was promoted to the  Chief of Medicine Specialty services at Columbia VA HealthCare system in SC, overseeing critical care, inpatient medicine, all medicine specialty, sleep and vascular labs. She also has experience and certifications in conducting disability exams, complicated opinions for malpractice and exposure claims, occupational health, resident teaching and clinical research. She has received numerous awards and recognitions through her career in addition to receiving significant training and experience in HealthCare Leadership.

Before embarking on her professional journey, she obtained her medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara Turkey. Upon relocating to the United States, she completed her residency and academic Internal Medicine fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.

In pursuit of clinical excellence, the doctor is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in Internal Medicine are called Internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

Learn More about Dr. Elif Sonel:
Through her findatopdoc profile https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2484231-Elif-Sonel-internist-Pittsburgh-PA-15206 

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