Biography


Golara Honari, MD, a specialist in eczematous dermatoses including contact dermatitis atopic dermatitis, and occupational dermatoses. A native of Iran, Dr. Honari earned her medical degree from Iran’s University of Medical Sciences in 1999 and completed her residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic.  While at the Cleveland Clinic, she also completed a Fellowship in Contact Dermatitis and Environmental Dermatology.  Her professional interests include eczematous dermatoses, contact dermatitis, systemic hypersensitive, phototoxicity and photo allergies, and occupational dermatology.  Dr. Honari is currently a member of the Board of Directors at the American Contact Dermatitis Society and serves as a mentor at the International Society of Dermatology in the arena of Contact Dermatitis. Her research is in the fields of contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and cutaneous and systemic hypersensitivity reactions.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2009)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2005) OH
  • Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation Heart Center (2004) OH
  • Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2002) OH
  • Medical Education: Iran University of Medical Sciences (1999) Iran

Honors & Awards
  • Innovation Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2005)
  • Outcome Research Award, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2019)
  • Presidential Citation Award as the Chair of the Annual Meeting, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2021)

Administrative Appointments
  • Board of Directors, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2019 - 2022)
  • Chair of Annual Program Committee, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2019 - 2020)
  • Chair of Publication Committee, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2017 - 2019)

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Specializing In

  • Eczema
  • Management of Dermatological Side Effects of Medical Therapies

Practice Locations


General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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(269 Ratings)

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(163 reviews)

She really took her time with me. So nice!
As ALWAYS, Stanford hires the BEST Physicians and Support Staff.
She's just terrific!
She’s one of the best! Listens and appreciates your point of view and questions.
The wait was excessive today. A woman came in after me who said she was 12 minutes late for her appt, and she was taken in ahead of me anyway. I was in the waiting room for an hour. This is very unusual. I totally understand that this will happen sometimes. It is just frustrating
Answered all my questions and gave me plenty of suggestions for my issue.
Outstanding physician; addressed all my concerns and explained plan of action thoroughly
She was amazing, personable and very knowledgeable. She put my mind at ease regarding the procedure that I am facing. She went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and to ease my anxiety.
Top care and treatment of symptoms. Great follow up to find issues while issues are small.
She took time to really listen to my concerns.
We appreciate her help and her willingness to contact our other doctors for ongoing care.
She is a great doctor and I have a lot of respect for her advise.
Dr. Honari is extremely good. Her patient communication skills are excellent as they should be. She was very helpful in finding a better solution to my RX cost issue. And, she was very supportive of my treatment plan for my autoimmune skin rash issue.
Excellent physician. Very thorough
Dr Is very professional
Dr. Honari and her Staff are Awesome.
It is always a pleasure to interface with Dr. Honari on my dermatology issues. She is a very competent Dr. of dermatology and has a very pleasing personality.
Very thorough
I love Dr. Golara
I think my Doctor is very good - very competent and personable. I did have to wait longer than usual while in the examination room (~40minutes) which was the only negative of this visit. Normally the wait time is not that long. Anyway, I'd recommend Dr. Honari for dermatology.
Wonderful Doctor!
She was very thorough and patient with all my various questions.
I would recommend my derm MD in a heart beat.
Dr Honari is a wonderful knowledgeable patience understanding doctor etc I love her she tells what I need to know or not and I appreciate that she also comes up with solutions as well as ask me I thank that is so caring about how I feel or think ty keep up the great work I knew she was a good 1 that’s why I stuck with her when the office in San Jose shut down for visits I still follow her to continue to be my derm doc so Tc happy holidays
excellent and very patient doctor
Although Dr. Honari's office was unable to accommodate my request she offered to arrange testing with my local allergist to meet my needs which was very unexpected & appreciated! Thank you
Very kind
Dr. Golara Honari was excellent with an amazing breadth of knowledge and an incredible bedside manner
Dr. Honoring is a very pleasant and knowledgable dr. and she asks if you have any concerns and will listen to what you have to say. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Honari is always very thorough and personable.
Dr. Honari is the best! She takes her time and really listens!
Very good. Doctor is so nice. Thank you.
I enjoy the video visit with her.
Dr. Honari and her two Staff Members did a Great Job on making me feel safe during the visit and procesure.
She is always genuine and caring. She is trying to help me with my situation and is empathetic to how I must be frustrated
She’s open to have me message her about my condition.
She was very personable and answered all my questions. I appreciate that she didn’t seem rushed and seemed interested in understanding my concerns.
She is excellent, careful and nice.
She was very pleasant and I felt secure in her knowledge of my problem.
She went above and beyond to make sure there is follow up treatment. She also had clearly been prepared for my visit and had viewed my history and all photos sent to her prior to my visit.
She is an excellent physician. Thanks
A compassionate, knowledgeable & humble doctor who listens & understands what the patient says. Excellent doctor.
Love her
We have referred family to your centers
Dr. Golara Honari is wonderful, knowelegable and caring
Dr. Honari was very personable, caring, listened to & addressed each of my concerns.
Thank you Dr. Honari so much for your help every time I need to see the dermatology doctor.
Dr. Honari was a clear communicator and had a reassuring demeanor.
She was very helpful and gave me options for medical care. We agreed on a plan which was what I wanted.
She seems to have a very open mind about possible diagnoses & therapies, yes, but also possible interactions & "social" issues.
The doctor was very good at listening to me. She explained why she would like a followup visit in her office. I look forward to that visit.
"Worth the wait"
I'm extremely happy and feel confident in these physicians' expertise.
Dr. Honari is special!
Dr. Honari was nice and helpful.
One of the best doctors in her field
She is extremely helpful and kind and very knowledgeable about her field! So grateful to have her help!! :)
Very helpful
She was excellent. Thank you Dr. Honari
She is a kind doctor with sweet bedside manner.
An excellent doctor, knowledgeable, compassionate & very accommodating.
Thank you for the helpful time we had together today. I’ll purchase the Rogaine and be in contact in 3-4 months. Again thank you.
She is an excellent doctor, but I like to see a doctor in person.
Dr Honari is thorough, personable, and professional.
Amazing
She’s excellent and caring!
I would highly recommend Dr. Honari to anyone who needs a good dermatologist. She is interactive and so caring and thoughtful and knoweldgable
She is excellent. Very thorough and complete. She answered all my questions. She is amazing.
She's absolutely phenomenal. So warm, friendly, caring, and supremely well-informed and competent.
Dr. Honari was a kind, caring, and extremely knowledgeable doctor. She was easy to talk to and had a great deal of expertise, excellent bedside manner, and gave me an action plan I could implement right away. I would highly recommend Dr. Honari.
She was very nice and soft spoken.
An excellent doctor I really liked how she explained everything and thank you
Dr. Honari was excellent.
An excellent doctor, knowledgeable & very patient. Always tries to provide the best care she can.
I appreciated the appointment and was just as satisfied as if we were in the same room.
Had a Excllent appoiment.
Dr. Honari is wonderful! Am blessed to be under her care
Dr. Honari has provided me with excellent medical care.
Very professional and friendly. She also answered any questions I had.
Dr. Honari was top-notch. I highly recommend her. She really took the time to understand my concerns and provide thoughtful answers. I know she probably is only allotted 10 minutes per appointment, but I never felt rushed.
The physician was knowledgeable, warm, open to my questions. I didn't feel rushed, and she gave me an alternative to her first suggestion that better answered my concerns. All staff and physicians I have encountered at the dermatology clinic, including my surgeon, have been exceptionally helpful and kind in addition to being thorough, competent, etc. I would definitely recommend this clinic, and I wish all medical encounters were of this quality.
Dr Honari is an exceptional Dr, caring and patient, listens well to my concerns
An exceptional experience. The doctor explained things very well, applied herself professionally and with care, and kept it very participative and easy to understand. She explained options, addressed short-term issue and provided valuable advice for me to take forward.
perfect
Dr Honari is an exceptional care provider and not only has taken a very active approach to help troubleshoot and resolve issues but does so with empathy and extreme consideration to the patient (me). She is the most considerate Doctor I have dealt with. I always leave knowing she has taken every step to resolve or improve my condition. Notes and prescriptions are always handles immediately and notes are concise and clear
The provider was exceptional. I had a follow up with her resident that was exceptionally less than helpful.
Dr. Honari addressed all my concerns.
I go by my middle name - Dr. Golara forgot.
Very considerate and understanding along with being thorough, thanks
I could not ask for a better physician than Dr. Honari. She is thoughtful and thorough.
Dr. Honari is a spectacular caregiver
the resident who saw me first was fantastic. She was friendly and thorough. when Dr. Honari came in she went over the Resident's findings and re-explained the issues.
Dr Honari had a resident with her that also provided excellent patient care, knowledgable and good interpersonal skills.
Dr Honari was the best, she was kind and really took the time to explain thinks to you
Dr Honari is excellent in all aspects - medical knowledge, bedside manner, explaining options for treating skin sun damage, etc.
Golara is the best!
Only because the courtesy of not being on time.
I love Dr. Honari. She is excellent. A bit of a wait but completely worthwhile. Also because of COVID I appreciate Dr Honari being willing to see patients in person.
Dr. Honari is excellent, including details.
I drive from Stockton because my doctor and Stanford is awesome.
I was anxious, but Dr. Honari answered all of my concerns! She never made me feel silly.
Dr. Honari was lovely
Dr. Honari is the best physician ever. She really listens to her patients and cares about her patients. She made sure that I feel comfortable. Absolutely would recommend her to others! I can confidently say that she is the best.
I have unfortunately had less than good experiences at several dermatology clinics. I have been happy with Dr. Honari and Dr Aasi
Have previously had wonderful experience with Dr. Honari. But she was overbooked and very rushed. Spent barely any time with me and did not take any time after my procedure to discuss after care, expectations, and what to do if a problem arose. Dr. Honari was very frazzled due to an overwhelmed schedule.
Dr. Honari is an amazing doctor who really does everything possible to meet the needs of her patients. Very knowledgeable and also empathetic.
very professional and helpful
I have seen Dr Hanori in the past at both office locations ( Los Gatos ; Redwood City) this was the first time I was seen in the comfort of my home. The service provided was efficient for the "update" and prescription needs.
she's a great doc I have her years now and won't change even tho they closed the office on Los Gatos not to happy about that and transfer her to Redwood City I was willing to drive there to see her they want me to go the sam jose one but she's not there I like her and she know my face skin and problems so when this stay at home came along she did the video chat I thought that was thoughtful instead of just cancelling or make a new spot I appreciate that and thanks for working too
Outstanding doctor. Precise and direct in describing derma problem.
I am very happy with my doctors diagnosis, etc.
good
Dr. Honari - is amazing! The "good" marks are for her student that saw me first. He really should learn to be caring from Dr. Honari, he needs to show more genuine interest in the patient. Dr. Honari - thank you!
The PA was great.
Dr. Honari is an outstanding physician. I have extensive skin problems with cancer. I am lucky to have access to such knowledgeable and skilled physician to provide periodic care for me.
Dr. Honari is excellent!
My first appointment with Dr. Honari and I felt at ease right away. This was due to her demeanor, pleasant smile and her overall positive personality. She explained everything quite well. Great Job!
Dr. Honari is excellent at explaining outcomes & providing information about care options.
The doctor seemed to be very hurried. She was in and out of the exam room during my visit. I had to explain my issues the third time (first to the assistant, and second to the interning doctor) from the beginning when she finally entered the room. She tried to pass me off quickly after going over the first issue. I had to inform her she did not address all my issues (which have been gone over with her two assistants). She was interrupted at least twice and left the room. Overall I did not feel I received much attention from her.
Very impressed with Dr. Honari and her staff.
Just going through the motions. Almost indifferent to my concerns and feedback. Asked no questions about prior history and the issues that brought me there!
Doctor and staff was so nicely.
drs have always been great
Dr. Honari was so thorough and compassionate. She listened and made great suggestions. She devoted every second to me during the visit. I am so glad to have her as my dermatologist.
Dr. Honari is absolutely horrible doctor. She is condescending, arrogant, patronizing, not listening to patients, assuming that patients fake their symptoms or at least exaggerate them, diminishing, trivializing and denying their suffering, lacking any empathy and any humane feeling, treating patients as guinea pigs, making patients feel miserable after appointments with her.
The person that attended to us was very kind and showed interest to my problem explained about medications very well and ensured that I understood everything.
this is my 3rd tube seeing Dr Honari in the past few years 1x/year). she is very thorough & takes time to explain everything. I appreciate the time she takes with me. I like that she always has a student or dr getting further specialized training. I know how important that is.
outstanding physician. fortunate to be able to receive such outstanding care.
dr actually cared...empathy was real. she likes people and makes you feel she would be happy to help in the future. a real gem of a person and md.
Both the resident and attending physician who evaluated me were incredibly kind, knowledgable, and showed genuine interest in learning about the history of my issue to help inform their evaluation.
Dr Galora Hanori is practical efficient and responsive to my condition . I have the most confidence in her and her abilities and her professionalism.
Dr. Honari spent a lot of time thoroughly checking my skin, and it was very reassuring!
Absolutely excellent care from everyone.
She's too busy !
She was great!
She is a good doctor. I had an issue with my experience before she arrived but she was unapologetic until I brought it up again at the end of the appointment. She is patient and gentle and answers all my questions.
I have recommended many people to your group
Dr. Honari is a rare gem among gems. Great empathy. Strong knowledge and spot on treatment recos.
I have full confidence in the care I was given.
Dr Honari spent extra time with me (more than the allotted 15 minutes. It was more like 45 minutes) because of my extensive skin cancers.
Appointment felt rushed. Did not provided solutions for issue. Said she would email me a list for care needs and did not. Unsure of care plan and follow up upon leaving. Dr. did not listen to be descibe my symptoms, kept cutting me off, felt disregarded.
good
the Dr is the best talking to her is like talking with a friend or family member it feels so good talking with her she is so nice
Give security & confidence.
Other Institutions could learn from your level of service
I thought Dr. Honari was outstanding! Her bedside manner, medical knowledge, concern, and her ability to resolve any issues I had were exemplary in every way!
While giving care instructions was facing computer and entering info into computer. With her slight accent and my poor hearing, I got minimal understanding of recommended therapy and rationale for it. A waste of my time and money.
Already recommended.
Dr. Golara was incredible and did a wonderful job helping me out. she was so personable and knowledgeable. felt very grateful to have her as my physician.
Very good experience.
Good.
Explained & answered questions thoroughly & patiently. Spent quality time w/me.
good experience
I have the up most confidence in my care provider he was very nice, listened to my concerns and address all of them.
Dr. Honari is outstanding. I have seen many physicians over my 58 years and she is probably one of the best.
good
Dr. Honari is top notch and amazing. She is also brilliant, kind and caring. Even an institution as prominent as Stanford should feel fortunate to have her on their staff.
Dr. Honari is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Very professional and is above all exceptionally caring. Amazing physician and person!
I wish she had provided more detail about the treatment plan. I also wish she had listened more to my experience with this life-long problem.
My husband and I both continually rave about the entire medical care we receive at Stanford, & especially our primary doctor. She is always extremely attentive and answers any and all of our concerns. I know she is busy, but you always feel as though we are her only patients. We refer friends to Stanford frequently!
The doctors spent a good deal of time with me and understood my concerns. They were very easy to talk with and I appreciated their willingness to work through the issues rather than just giving me the results of the tests and sending me on my way.
Very good experience!
This care provider was very attentive to the struggles I have experienced. I was very happy with the care I received during this appointment and others with her.

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