Dr. Sarah J. Zielsdorf MD, MS, is the Owner and Medical Director of Motivated Medicine, an innovative consultative medical practice in West Chicago, Illinois. She received a BA in Microbiology from Miami University, an MS in Public Health, Microbiology, and Emerging Infectious Diseases from The George Washington University, and earned her MD at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center and the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and board-certified in Internal Medicine.
The Motivated Medicine approach Dr. Z developed is rooted in Translational Medicine, which bridges the gap between current worldwide research and direct clinician care. Dr. Zielsdorf’s open-minded approach to treatment is informed by data, advanced diagnostic testing, whole-body wellness, tried-and-true “conventional” medicine, and so much more. As an autoimmune thyroid patient herself, she understands that every individual is biochemically and genetically unique.
Dr. Zielsdorf is an author featured in the LDN Book, Volume 2 and appeared in Dr. Izabella Wentz’s documentary, The Thyroid Secret. She lectures nationally at universities and conferences on the subjects of the thyroid, microbiome, autoimmunity, and LDN. Dr. Zielsdorf serves as the Education Director and a Medical and Research Advisor to the Low Dose Naltrexone Research Trust and has been a speaker at the International Low Dose Naltrexone Conferences since 2017.