Dr. Sonia Batra is a recurring co-host on the Emmy® Award-winning talk show The Doctors and a board-certified dermatologist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned her MD with honors from Harvard Medical School, where she was president of the Student Council. Her interests in research and health policy led her to earn a Master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and she was selected as the youngest Rhodes Scholar and graduated with a Master’s degree in Genetics at the University of Oxford, England. Dr. Batra completed her Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine and served as the Section Head of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Batra currently is in private practice in Santa Monica, CA and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She has authored numerous research articles and textbook chapters and is a reviewer and editor for three major dermatology journals.
Dr. Batra’s mission is to apply her background in research and public health to help her patients and viewers understand medical headlines. She is passionate about interpreting the constant stream of new and sometimes conflicting scientific data in ways that can be applied to real life. As a working parent, she also understands the importance of suggesting practical, healthy choices that are realistic when people are short on time or money.
She is grateful to be supported by a medical family – her father, mother, brother and husband are all physicians! Her husband Sameer is a urologist and they are the proud parents of two children and a Havanese dog. Dr. Batra is also an avid reader and music lover, and she enjoys skiing and traveling with her family.