November 30, 2012
Michael S. Sokol, MD, FACP, FACE, CCD, recently received the “Smartest Diabetes Expert in America” award from MDLinx, an innovative internet-based service that allows physicians and other healthcare professionals to stay current with academic literature. Dr. Sokol is an award-winning physician with Statland Medical Group at Menorah Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare network and private-sector employer. Statland Medical Group is also part of Midwest Physicians, a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
“I am honored to have received this recognition,” says Dr. Sokol. “I have spent my career in pursuit of the highest knowledge for my field, which benefits my patients.”
Dr. Sokol graduated from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine at age 23. He subsequently created and completed a combined internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency at Brown University. During that tenure he assisted in teaching, patient-interviewing classes and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and a textbook chapter. Dr. Sokol did his endocrinology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a commissioned Major in the US Army Military Corp. He subsequently served as assistant chief and then chief of endocrinology at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, associated with the Medical College of Georgia, during which time he was honored with the Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Sokol was also awarded the Masters Clinical Award in Psychopharmacology from the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Since 1993, Dr. Sokol has practiced internal medicine, endocrinology and psychiatry in a six-person multi-specialty clinic in Overland Park, Kan. Dr. Sokol currently serves as director of medical education at Menorah Medical Center and most recently as president of the Heartland Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. As a result of peer voting, Dr. Sokol has been listed since 2007 in the field of endocrinology in KC Magazine’s annual “Super Doc” feature.
“Dr. Sokol is an asset to Menorah Medical Center’s mission of providing high-quality care to patients,” says Steven D. Wilkinson, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Menorah Medical Center. “His unwavering commitment to stay current on advances in treatment and technology in his field demonstrates a deep dedication to evidence-based clinical processes to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. This is what award-winning medicine is about.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sokol, call (913) 345-8500.