Sarah Mahoney, MMS, PA-C

Sarah Mahoney of Schaumburg Dermatology

Sarah is a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant practicing medical and surgical dermatology. Sarah grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) at Denison University in Ohio in 2005. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in 2008. She then worked as a family practice PA for three years, which provided her with a strong foundation in general medicine before transitioning into dermatology.

Sarah joined the Schaumburg Dermatology team in 2012. Her primary goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages. Sarah enjoys treating common skin ailments such as acne, warts, and psoriasis to more complex autoimmune and inflammatory skin disorders. Another area of clinical interest is in the early detection of skin cancers by performing general skin examinations. Sarah routinely does skin biopsies and surgical procedures, including the treatment of skin cancers. Sarah speaks conversational Spanish.

Sarah is an active member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and the Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (ISDPA).

In her free time, Sarah enjoys working out, cooking, spending time with her family, and staying actively involved in her church. She is also passionate about a non-profit farm she co-founded in Uganda, Africa.

Sonal V. Patel, MMS, PA-C

Sonal V. Patel,  of Schaumburg Dermatology

Sonal was born in Chicago, raised in Schaumburg, Illinois, and attended James B.Conant High School. She received her undergraduate degree with Honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Medical Technology. She then went on to complete a Master of Medical Science degree (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies at Cornell University Medical School’s Surgically Focused Physician Assistant Program in New York City. Sonal has been a Physician Assistant since 2002 and started her career in surgery, doing cardiothoracic and vascular surgery for the majority of her career and neurosurgery for over 10 years. She also worked at a mesotherapy clinic, learning techniques in weight and cellulite reduction. Sonal has a very strong interest in surgical, medical, and aesthetic dermatology.

She joined Schaumburg Dermatology in 2016,  but prior to this, she had been a patient at the clinic for many years. She considers herself fortunate to have had an excellent doctor, mentor, and leader in Dr. Prashant Singri. She is also delighted to be able to serve in the community in which she grew up.

Sonal’s medical interests include acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer treatment, and surgical procedures.

She also enjoys travel, fitness, yoga, meditation, and spending time with her big Indian family, especially her two daughters. Sonal is fluent in speaking Gujarati and speaks conversational Hindi and Spanish.