Michael Sookochoff, MD

Michael Sookochoff, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Dr. Sookochoff specializes in the nonoperative evaluation and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in kids and adults, including sports injuries and spine conditions. 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Radiculopathy
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine injuries
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Common Procedures

  • Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/nerve conduction studies)
  • Fluoroscopic-guided spine and peripheral joint injections
  • Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Colorado B, Bonnette M, Sookochoff M, Katzen S. Prevalence of Ulnar Nerve Dislocation Prior to 90° of Elbow Flexion and Subsequent Electrodiagnostic Implications. Muscle and Nerve. 2018 Sep;58(S2):91. 

Research Interests

Dr. Sookochoff has research interests in the diagnosis and nonoperative management of pain and musculoskeletal injuries and medical education. 

Background

Dr. Sookochoff earned a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. He then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a fellowship in interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. 

Board Certifications

  • Board-certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Degree

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Residency

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship

  • NASS Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine (ISMM), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2020, Franz U. Steinberg Award for Outstanding PM&R Resident, Washington University in St. Louis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • 2018, Resident Seminar of the Year, Washington University in St. Louis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Sports Team Coverage

  • Sept. 2020-Present, Sideline Physician and Training Room Coverage, Lindenwood University Athletics
  • 2019-Present Sideline Physician, Francis Howell Central High School
  • 2017-Present Sideline Physician, Washington University Men’s and Women’s Soccer
  • 2017-Present Sideline Physician, Washington University Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • 2017-2020 Volunteer Physician, St. Louis College of Pharmacy Preparticipation Physical Exams
  • 2014-2015 Sideline Coverage (medical student), North Fayette Valley High School Football and Basketball

Professional Memberships

  • Spine Intervention Society, 2020-Present
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2020-Present
  • North American Spine Society, 2019-Present
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, 2018-Present
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015-Present

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