Dr. Ryan Sondergard

compassionate Psychiatrist

Welcome to drryansondergard.com, the gateway to mental health exploration. Meet Dr. Ryan Bradley Sondergard, a compassionate Psychiatrist and Psychiatric Hospitalist based in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Sondergard’s dedication to unraveling the complexities of the human mind has established him as an eminent figure in the field.

Professional Journey: Dr. Sondergard underwent a residency in Adult Psychiatry at Saint Louis University and earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University-KCOM. His expertise in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) was cultivated during his four-year psychiatric residency, supplemented by elective rotations and specialized training in ECT. He further refined his skills by co-managing the ECT service at Mercy Hospital South from July 2019 to November 2021. In December 2022, he completed a rigorous 24-hour ECT training course conducted by distinguished faculty from the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, enhancing his knowledge and aligning his expertise with contemporary practices.

Expertise and Certification: Board-certified in Psychiatry since September 2019 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Sondergard holds a permanent medical license in Missouri, alongside a DEA license. His commitment to staying abreast of psychiatric advancements is evident through certifications such as the Electroconvulsive Therapy Certificate of Training and MAT Waiver (buprenorphine waiver).

Contributions to the Field: Dr. Sondergard actively engages in psychiatric discourse through presentations and participation in journal clubs. He champions mental health awareness via his blog, offering insights into ADHD and psychiatry, fostering understanding and consciousness about mental health issues.

Connect and Explore: Embark on a transformative journey into psychiatry with Dr. Ryan Bradley Sondergard. Whether seeking information, support, or a deeper comprehension of mental health, this platform is a valuable resource. Engage in conversation, peruse the blog, and connect with Dr. Sondergard for a holistic exploration of mental well-being.

Professional Credentials


  • Education:
    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University-KCOM, Kirksville, MO (August 2011 – May 2015)
    • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO (August 2007 – May 2011)
  • Post-Graduate Medical Education:
    • Resident, Adult Psychiatry, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (July 2015 – June 2019)
  • Certification:
    • Board Certified in Psychiatry (September 2019)
    • Permanent Medical License, State of Missouri (January 2017 – Present)
    • DEA License (2017 – Present)
    • Electroconvulsive Therapy Certificate of Training (June 2019)
    • Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Certification (January 2016)
    • MAT Waiver (Buprenorphine Waiver) Certification (November 2019)
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (May 2018)


  • Professional Experience:
    • Psychiatric Hospitalist, Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, MO (July 2019 – Present)
      • Covers the adult inpatient service in a 72-bed unit
      • Co-runs the electroconvulsive therapy service, averaging 9-11 cases three times weekly
      • Assists with coverage of consult and liaison service
      • Works daily with an advanced-practice nurse
  • Clinical Involvement:
    • Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute (August 2017 – May 2018)
      • Student with theoretical and clinical training in psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy
      • Combination of weekly didactic classroom material with twice-weekly supervision groups

Explore the depths of mental health understanding with Dr. Ryan Bradley Sondergard

Dr Sondergard’s extensive education, board certification in Psychiatry, and hands-on experience as a Psychiatric Hospitalist create a foundation of expertise. Uncover the complexities of the human mind through Dr. Sondergard’s journey, from earning a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to contributing to the field through presentations and clinical involvement.


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