Dr. Paola Portela, Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Portela is a Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Sociology. After college, she worked as a case manager at Casa Central in Humboldt Park. Soon after she graduated with honors from Ross University School of Medicine.

Dr. Portela completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, she is obtaining her Masters in Healthcare Administration at National Louis University.

Dr. Portela was born in Colombia, South America and raised in Logan Square. She is bilingual and understands the multicultural facets of society to medicine.

Her special interests are in areas of high-risk pediatric patients: newborns, obesity, nutrition, and asthma/allergy illnesses. Dr. Portela has been an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Angel Harvey Family Health Center team since her arrival in 2017. She has recently stepped into the role of Interim Chief Medical Officer and brings the same vigor and energy to her leadership as she has as a provider and leader of our Comer Sano/Eat Healthy group.