Christopher L. Sola, D.O.
Medical Director of Adult Services PrairieCare Medical Group Southern Minnesota
Medical Degree: Kansas City University (D.O.)
Master’s Degree: Ball State University (M.A. Psychology)
Bachelor’s Degree: Iowa State University (B.S. Psychology, English Literature, and Biology)
Licensure: Licensed to practice Medicine in Minnesota
Dr. Sola received his medical degree from Kansas City University (then called University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 2000 and completed training in Adult Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident during his fourth year. He then completed a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in 2005 before moving to Portland, Maine to run their Psychiatry consultation service. Thereafter, he was invited to join the staff at Mayo Clinic in 2007 as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Medical Psychiatry unit. While at Mayo Clinic, he also served as Residency Training Director, Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship, and Vice Chair of Division of Hospital Practice. He was eventually recruited to join the staff at Cleveland Clinic, where he was the director for the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison fellowship program. Throughout his career, his clinical efforts have been focused on the evaluation and treatment of severe mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, especially in patients with co-morbid medical illness.
He has received numerous honors and awards as an educator, winning Teacher of the Year awards at both Maine Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, and was recognized for excellence in teaching by both the medical school and the residency while at Mayo Clinic. As a resident, he was awarded the Department of Psychiatry M.J. Martin Excellence in Consultation Psychiatry Award, won “Best Trainee Poster Award” at the national scientific meeting of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, was named Laughlin Outstanding Senior Resident, and twice (in four years) was recognized by his peers as “Colleague of the Year.”
He also received the competitive Richard F. Emslander Career Development Award for a study exploring the potential use of triiodothyronine in accelerating response to electroconvulsive therapy, and was recognized as a Top Doctor in the 2018 “Best Doctors in Cleveland” issue of Cleveland Magazine.
He enjoys his rescue dogs, football (and futbol!), and running.
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
Depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, chronic co-morbid medical illness