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Sonal Shah, MD
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Sonal Shah, MD

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  • Specialty: Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatology
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  • Languages Spoken: English

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Office Locations

RBC Rainbow Babies & Childrens (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 170
Cleveland, OH 44106

DO 3000 Auburn (5 mi.)

3000 Auburn Dr
Suite: 125
Beachwood, OH 44122

Biography: Sonal Shah, MD


  • Dermato-Oncology
  • Disorders of Cornification
  • Infantile Hemangiomas
  • Vascular Anomalies


  • Division Chief, Dermatology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Director, Pediatric Dermatology, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Certifications & Memberships

  • Pediatric Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology


Fellowship | Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology - UCSF Medical Center (2012 - 2013)

Residency | Dermatology
Dermatology - Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University (2009 - 2012)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University (2008 - 2009)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Medicine (2004 - 2008)

Washington University In St Louis (2003)


Dr. Sonal Shah is Director of Pediatric Dermatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests include vascular anomalies, infantile hemangiomas, supportive onco-dermatology and disorders of cornification. Dr. Shah is the co-director of the multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic at UH Rainbow, which benefits from her expertise in laser surgery and other treatment methods used to manage these complex disorders. She sees pediatric patients of all ages, from birth to adolescence in the Zagara Clinic located within UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Shah joined Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in October 2020. She 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 a 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 the faculty at UCSF as an Assistant Clinical Professor and was Director of Pediatric Dermatology at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland from 2014 to 2016.

Dr. Shah is involved in research and is a member of the Hemangioma Investigator Group and Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance. She enjoys teaching and mentoring dermatology residents and regularly lectures on pediatric skin disease topics to both dermatology and pediatrics residents. Dr. Shah has published articles in such peer-reviewed journals as Pediatric Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and JAMA Dermatology.

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

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As of December 31, 2016, Sonal Shah did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.