Sofia Ligard MD

Undergraduate Johns Hopkins University
Graduate School JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health
Medical School University of Michigan Medical School
Residency University of Kansas Medical Center
Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Areas of Interest – Pediatric, adolescent and adult preventive health, with a special interest in sports medicine care for patients of all ages.

Personal Information

I have been trained to manage a broad range of chronic (e.g. obesity, high blood pressure, depression) and acute conditions (e.g. colds, UTIs, rashes) in primary care. I am a strong advocate for preventive care (e.g. cancer screenings, vaccinations, regular physicals) for which I rely on evidence-based practices, as patient safety is one of my priorities. I very much enjoy working with the entire family (all ages), and find it rewarding when I get to take care of my patients during the good and not-so-good times. I like empowering patients to be their own health advocates. However, I also believe in teaming up with supportive medical staff and other clinicians to help achieve the best outcomes for my patients.

Personal Info –

I was born in Ecuador (I’m fluent in Spanish) and moved to the US for college. During medical school, I learned to enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking and cross-country skiing, which are perfectly suitable for the Michigan weather. Residency brought us to Kansas City and now we call this place our home. While I still enjoy visiting parks and exploring new trails, I also find much delight in taking on new projects around the house or trying new recipes.