Sonal Shah, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
School of Medicine

Additional Information

Dr. Sonal Shah joined Case Western Reserve University as a Clinical Associate Professor at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in October 2020.  Dr. Shah is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a board certified Pediatric Dermatologist.  She completed her medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  She went on to complete her internship in Internal Medicine followed by residency in Dermatology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, serving as chief resident.  She then pursued further specialty training, completing a Pediatric Dermatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  She remained on faculty at UCSF as an Assistant Clinical Professor and was the director of Pediatric Dermatology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland from 2014-2016, which expanded pediatric dermatology services into the East Bay in the San Francisco Area.  Dr. Shah also served as the Associate Fellowship Director for the pediatric dermatology fellowship program at UCSF.  

She currently serves as the Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals.  Her clinical interests include vascular anomalies, disorders of cornification, as well as supportive oncodermatology.  She is a member of the multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where she shares her expertise in both medical management of these complex disorders as well as laser surgery.  Dr. Shah sees pediatric patients of all ages, from birth to adolescence in the Zagara Clinic, which is located within Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.  

Dr. Shah is involved in research and is a member of the Hemangioma Investigator Group as well as the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance.  She enjoys teaching and mentoring of dermatology residents and regularly provides lectures to both Dermatology and Pediatrics residents regarding pediatric skin disease.