Dr. Sonali Hanson

Dr. Sonali Hanson

Dr. Sonali Hanson is Board Certified in Pediatric Dermatology and has been in private practice in the Houston area for over 20 years. She grew up in Houston and completed her undergraduate degree, medical education, and general dermatology training in Houston and became Board Certified in Dermatology in 1999.

After working for a year at a general dermatology practice, she completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where she also served as Instructor in Dermatology. She returned to Houston in 2001 to build her pediatric dermatology practice, and in 2004 she was in the first group of 90 dermatologists nationwide with a special interest and training in pediatric dermatology to become Board Certified in the newly designated subspecialty certification of Pediatric Dermatology in addition to being Board Certified in Dermatology.

Dr. Hanson is a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Dermatological Society, the Houston Dermatological Society, and the Harris County Medical Society/Texas Medical Association. She has been named a Houstonia Magazine Top Doctor for multiple years and voted one of the best dermatologists by TX Top Docs in 2022.

Dr. Hanson’s goal during each patient visit is to empower children and their parents with accurate information and safe and effective treatments so that her patients are able to have the healthiest skin possible.

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Education & Training


  • Rice University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine


  • Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Internship
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Dermatology Residency
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship


Dr. Hanson specializes in evaluating and treating a wide variety of skin issues in children of all ages and all skin types, with the goal of helping patients develop healthy skin habits for life. She is particularly interested in treating pediatric atopic dermatitis/eczema.



  • Exploring restaurants and cooking with her husband
  • Traveling, especially to visit her grown-up children in Washington, DC and New York City!

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