Kristin Sohl, MD FAAP


Professor, Clinical Child Health; Founder and Executive Director, ECHO Autism; Medical Director, Show Me ECHO/Missouri Telehealth Network; Medical Director, Office of Continuing Education for Health Professions; University of Missouri Health Care | Department of Child Health


Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP is a Professor of Clinical Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She is the Founder and Executive Director of ECHO Autism and the Medical Director for MU Missouri Telehealth Network and the MU Office of Continuing Education for Health Professions. She is a pediatrician with extensive experience in medical diagnosis, evaluation, and longitudinal support of people with a question of autism and other developmental/behavioral disorders. She founded ECHO Autism, an innovative framework to increase community capacity to care for people with autism. It is viewed as the leading model in expanding equitable access to best practice screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and longitudinal support for autistic people particularly in underserved and rural populations. The ECHO Autism team has established partnerships with other children’s hospitals and autism centers in more than 40 locations in the United States and more than 20 international locations.

Dr. Sohl is a tireless advocate for children and enjoys engaging other physicians and professionals in being a voice for children’s health. She is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Missouri Chapter.  She is the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Autism Subcommittee within the Council on Children with Disabilities. She completed medical school and pediatric residency at the University of Missouri.