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Texas Medical Center

Pulmonary Medicine
Phone: 832-826-2156 (Sleep Center) | 832-822-3300 (Pulmonary Medicine)
Fax: 832-825-3308


6701 Fannin Street
9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Sonal Malhotra, MD, MPH

Associate Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Services, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Sleep Medicine 2018
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Fellowship Pediatric Pulmonary 2017
Albany Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2014
St. George’s University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2011
St. George’s University School of Medicine Masters Masters of Public Health 2006


Dr. Malhotra is a board certified pediatrician who practices both pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.  Her primary clinical interests are respiratory and sleep complications from asthma, sickle cell disease, neuromuscular diseases and obesity.  Dr. Malhotra’s work is based off her passion for being a patient advocate and her dedication to deliver high-quality care through partnership with family members and care givers.   

Clinical Interests:

Respiratory and sleep complications associated with asthma, sickle cell disease, neuromuscular disease and obesity.  

Research Interests:

Pulmonary and sleep complications of sickle cell disease 
Human gut microbiome composition changes associated with insufficient sleep


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Member
American College of Chest Physicians Member
American Thoracic Society Member of Pediatric Planning Committee; Member of Research Advocacy Committee

Selected Publications

Malhotra S., Nevin M.A. Respiratory Complications of the Gastrointestinal System. In: Pulmonary Complications of Non-Pulmonary Pediatric Disorders. Respiratory Medicine (Koumbourlis A., Nevin M., eds.) Switzerland: Humana Press, 2018, 21-29. ISBN 978-3-319-69620-1.

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