Leonard Sokol, MD

  • Neurology
Leonard Sokol, MD
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Treats adults


326 Santa Fe Dr
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Encinitas, CA 92024
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Leonard L. Sokol, MD, is a neurologist and provides evidence-based diagnostics, management, and therapeutics for people with common (e.g., Alzheimer's dementia, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia) and rare neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., corticobasal syndrome, progressive supranuclear palsy). 

His philosophy of care emphasizes the importance of providing comprehensive, longitudinal and person-centered care from the diagnostic phase to the advanced stages of illness, of which he gained added expertise in caring for people with these conditions with training in palliative neurology. Beyond the delivery of an expert diagnosis, he underscores other pillars to advance high-quality care, including caregiver education and support, advance care planning, symptom management and clinical trial opportunities.

Dr. Sokol has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in leading outlets and society-sponsored guidelines reference his work. He has secured extramural funding, for which he has received several recognitions. The overarching theme of his work has centered around investigating how the principles of supportive care improve the health-related quality of life for people with neurodegenerative diseases. 

He has served as an invited ad-hoc reviewer for multiple journals. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Neuropalliative Care Society, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, 2022

Medical Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, MD, 2018


  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Internal Medicine, 2019


  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Neurology, 2022


  • University of California, San Francisco, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2023

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