Mae S. Sokol, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Creighton University School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Children's Hospital. Dr. Sokol is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. She is responsible for evaluating and treating patients with eating disorders and problems along a continuum of care, including consultation, outpatient and inpatient treatment. As director, Dr. Sokol leads a multidisciplinary team of specialized professionals.
Dr. Sokol is known for her work in eating disorders and child and adolescent psychiatry. She has been in practice for more than 15 years and is an accomplished researcher and teacher. She utilizes a biopsychosocial approach including individual, family and group therapy, as well as pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Sokol conducts clinical research on eating disorders, and is known for being the first to describe infection-triggered Anorexia Nervosa, or PANDAS (Pediatric Auto-immune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) Anorexia Nervosa. Her research in this area is ongoing. She is a published author and international lecturer on eating disorders and parenting issues in children.
Dr. Sokol received her training in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Academy for Eating Disorders, Society of Adolescent Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.