Sheri Ratoosh, M.D., Ph.D.

Beloved local dermatologist, Sheri Lynn Ratoosh, MD, PhD, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2015, following a courageous 15 year battle against breast cancer.  At her request, the family invites her patients, friends, and colleagues to join in her memorial service on Sunday, March 15, 3pm, in the Beth Israel Chapel, 5600 N. Braeswood, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest a donation to The Health Museum in Houston.

Sheri Ratoosh, M.D.,Ph.D. was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut.  She graduated from Wellesley College as a Wellesley College Scholar -With Distinction, completing an Honors thesis in Biological Sciences.  Dr. Ratoosh earned her M.D. in 1990 from Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center.  Dr. Ratoosh also earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the same institution.  She continued on at Baylor for her Internship at the Baylor Affiliated Hospitals.  Dr. Ratoosh completed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas, Houston, where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology during her final year including care of patients at M.D. Anderson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Hermann Hospitals.  She was certified in 1994 and recertified in 2004 and 2013 by the American Board of Dermatology.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Texas Dermatological Society, the Houston Dermatological Society, the Women's Dermatological Society, and the Harris County Medical Society.  Dr. Ratoosh has been practicing Dermatology in Houston since 1994, and joined Southeast Dermatology in 2003.  Dr. Ratoosh is the author of numerous medical journal publications and has appeared on many broadcast media health affairs presentations.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School.  Dr. Ratoosh is the mother of three sons (two Eagle Scouts, and one Life Scout on path to Eagle).  She is a supporter of the Susan B. Komen Foundation.  She was selected to US News and World report Top Doctors 2011-2012 and H Texas Magazine Top Docs 2014.