Richard Sohn, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus of Neurology


  • Fellowship: Neuropharmacology: Washington University, Department of Pharmacology (1976)
  • Residency: Neurology, Barnes Hospital: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (1972)
  • Medical Degree: University of Chicago, School of Medicine (1969)
  • B.S. Cum Laude: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (1964)


  • New York State Regents College Scholarship, 1960
  • New York State Regents Medical Scholarship, 1964
  • Teacher of the Year, St. Louis Jewish Hospital, 1986-87
  • Sven Eliason Award, outstanding teaching in Neurology 2007
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005,2006.2007


Sohn, RS &  Ferrendelli, JA “Inhibition of Ca++ Transport Into Rat Brain Synaptosomes by DPH” J Pharm and Exp Ther. 185:272-275, 1973

Sohn, RS, Siegel, BA, Gado, M and  Torack, RM “Alzheimer’s Disease with Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow,  “Neurology 23:1058-1065, October, 1973

Sohn, RS and  Ferrendelli, JA “Anticonvulsant Mechanisms: Phenytoin, Phenobarbital, Ethosuximide and Calcium Flux in Isolated Presynaptic Endings, “Arch Neurol 33:  626-629, 1976.

Nowack WJ, Hatelid JM, Sohn RS “Dysphagia in Parkinsonism” [letter] Archives of Neurology, 34(5):320, 1977 May

Sohn RS, Book Review, J. Neurology Rehab 11(3):197, (1997) Headache, Blue Book of Practical Neurology, Volume 17, edited by Peter J. Goodsby and Stephen D. Silberstein

Hills,C, and Sohn, RS, “Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Presents as Pseudo Tumor Cerebri”, Neurology 1998, 50:308-309 (1998)

Sohn, RS, Comparison of Stadol NS and Fiorinal with Codeine, (letter) Headache 39(2):137, (1999)

Disorders, Psychiatric Update Volume 19 (1999), American Academy of Psychiatry and Washington University School of Medicine,Office of Continuing Medical Education

Sohn, RS. Acute Intrcranial Hemorrhage Caused by Acupunctrue, (letter) Headache 41 (3):328, March (2001)

Lee, SL, and  Sohn, RS, Neurology Sections in The Washinton Manual, Internship Survival Guide. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, (2001)

Sohn, RS. Neurologic Disorders in Washington University Manual of Ambulatory Therapuetics, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002, p511-527

Karpitskiy, VV, Schwartz, TH, Gurnett CA, Pentella KJ, and Sohn RS, Intravenous valproate in the treatment of chronic daily headache (abstract) Cephalalgia, 21: 479 (2001)

Schwartz TH, Karpitskiy VV, Sohn RS. Intrvenous valproate in the treatment of chronic daily headache, Headache 2002;42:519-522

Sohn, R, If They Could Have They Would Have, The Horn Call, 2014, XLIV,No 3 :42