Kristin Sohl, MD

2022 Inspirational Leader of the Year

Dr. Kristin Sohl is a pediatrician and the Board President of the Missouri Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, a statewide membership organization for pediatricians. During the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Sohl provided steady leadership to ensure information about COVID-19 and kids was shared with families. Her leadership during the pandemic has been nothing short of amazing. In addition to advocating for children’s health across the state, she is also doing ground-breaking work in the area of autism.

Dr. Sohl is a pediatrician with extensive experience in medical diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children with a concern of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is an expert in quality and process improvement for comprehensive autism diagnostic and longitudinal services.

Dr. Sohl is the founder of ECHO Autism, an innovative framework to increase community capacity to care for children with autism and other developmental/behavioral concerns. ECHO Autism is considered a national model for expanding autism diagnosis and treatment to underserved and rural populations. Her team has established partnerships with healthcare entities in more than 15 states and five countries.

Dr. Sohl’s research focuses on systems change to improve health care and services for individuals with autism and focuses on understanding underlying medical conditions in individuals with autism.