About Dr. Krishna

Sonia Krishna MD

Dr. Sonia Lohiya Krishna is a board certified physician specializing in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Born and raised in Newport Beach, she studied and trained at top institutions in southern California. She completed both her Psychiatry residency and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She worked in a variety of centers including: academic hospitals, Veterans Affairs, integrated primary care clinics, and county facilities. 

After moving to Austin in 2014, Dr. Krishna was faculty at UTMB, Texas A&M, and Dell Medical School where she supervised medical students, residents, and fellows during clinical rotations. She worked on the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry unit at Seton Shoal Creek, the outpatient clinic at Texas Child Study Center, and consultation-liaison team at Dell Children’s Medical Center. She worked closely with the DCMC Foundation to fundraise the millions of dollars needed to create the state-of-the-art Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit there. 

Recognizing her hard work, the Travis County Medical Society named her the 2017 Ruth M. Bain Young Physician of the Year. She has also earned the highest honors in her field’s professional organizations – Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Krishna has published papers, presented research and led workshops at local, national, and international conferences. She has also appeared on many media outlets to promote public health awareness. She started her private practice in 2019 to provide excellent, patient centered, and collaborative care to children and families.

Certifications

  • Board certified in Psychiatry

  • Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine

Training

  • UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (Fellowship)
  • UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital (Residency)
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (MD)
  • University of California, San Diego (BS)

Awards

  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association 2020
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2019
  • Super Doctors Texas Rising Star 2019
  • UT Austin Dell Medical School Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty of the Year 2016, 2018
  • Travis County Medical Society Ruth M. Bain Young Physician of the Year 2017

  • UT Austin Dell Medical School Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teacher of the Year 2017

Appointments

  • Affiliate Faculty, UT Austin Dell Medical School 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, UT Austin Dell Medical School 2016-2019
  • Pratham Board of Directors 2019-present
  • Chief of Staff, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital 2017

 

 

 

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