Individual | Inducted 2022
Dr. Maya Green is a proud member of Chicago’s south side LGBT community. She served as an educator in private and public schools before obtaining a dual degree (MD/Ph.D.) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Miami and a specialty fellowship in HIV medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Her client panels include pediatric and adolescent patients, adults who speak Spanish or ASL, and people with substance abuse disorders. She has served as regional Medical Director for Howard Brown Healthy for the south and west sides of Chicago, where she ensures equity in healthcare and public health delivery services.
In her practice, she serves many Black and Latinx LGBT Chicagoans with preventative, primary, gender-affirming healthcare. She has helped to establish clinics that serve openly LGBT individuals on the south and west sides of Chicago. When COVID began ravaging black and brown communities, Dr. Green quickly established the first south side testing center and swiftly pivoted to provide testing on the west side as well.
She serves on the AMA-LGBT Medical Advisory Committee and is the recipient of many awards including Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Healthcare Hero and the Chicago Defender’s Women of Excellence 2021 Award. She has also received awards from the Illinois Jaycees, Illinois Primary Health Care Association, and the Ramona Lopez Community Health Employee award. She serves on the boards of Taskforce Prevention & Community Services and 5:30 Scholar Education Enrichment.