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Sonu Ahluwalia, MD, MBA, FACS, is clinical chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. While clinical chief, Sonu and his colleagues started an orthopaedic surgery residency program at Cedars in order to train the next generation of surgeons. It is now among the top programs in the country. He teaches the residents how to perform surgery and how to be conscientious and ethical physicians in the community. He has hosted a weekly TV segment on Good Day LA for over eight years where he demystifies the current medical topics of interest. He also hosted a medical talk show in India called, “All is Well with Dr. Ahluwalia.” The Wall Street Journal wrote a feature article referring to him as “An Indian answer to the Dr. Oz Show.” He has also contributed to “The Today Show,” CNN, ABC News, “Larry King Live,” and Fox News. A world traveler, Sonu seeks out opportunities to give back to the global community. Partnering with understaffed hospitals in India, the Peruvian Amazon, and African villages, he has performed free surgeries, and, through lectures and demonstrations, has shared his knowledge with local physicians. Sonu was born and raised in India. He emigrated to the US after medical school and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the Combined Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program. He earned an MBA with majors in entrepreneurial management and finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Sonu is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.