Juan L. Sotomayor is the brother of Obama’s Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. He is an accomplished medical doctor practicing in New York. Read his biography below, see a photo and watch a video.




Juan Sotomayor

Dr. Juan L. Sotomayor





Setting aside her judicial temperment and practices and whether they are appropriate for the Supreme Court, it is clear that Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor and her family work hard and have accomplished much. Her mother is a nurse and her brother, Juan Sotomayor, is a practicing physician in New York.




Juan Sotomayor Biography

Juan L. Sotomayor was born in New York City and is the older brother of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, currently Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Dr. Sotomayor is a graduate of the CCNY Center for Biomedical Education and completed his medical degree at the New York University in 1981. He completed his pediatric sub-specialty training at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, under Dr. Frank Oski and did a fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. He then became an attending physician in pulmonology at Wayne State University and was the director of the apnea program and the pulmonary function laboratory.

Since 1988 he has been in private practice specializing in pulmonary and asthma diseases in the Syracuse area. He is also an assistant professor in Pediatrics and Allergy at the University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. He has also received a number of resident teaching awards in the past. He has also published articles on pulmonary diseases and is currently doing clinical research studies.

Dr. Juan L. Sotomayor currently resides with his wife Tracey, who is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and their 3 children in Liverpool, New York. They are avid Syracuse University Basketball fans, and follow many other sports especially golf. And according to published information about their children, their daughter Kiley is an avid horse rider while her twin brothers, Conner and Corey who were born in Korea are busy creating havoc!


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