Dr Katlein França
Dr Katlein França is a world-recognized expert in Psychodermatology. She is the President of the Association for Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine of North America.
Dr Katlein França is a dermatologist and has a PhD in Psychology. She is a Volunteer Faculty Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Volunteer Faculty-Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is also a Faculty Member of the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Annual Professor of Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine at the University Degli Studi “G. Marconi” in Rome, Italy.
Previously, she had a Research Fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery & Laser at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a Fellowship in Cosmetic Medicine at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr Franca has published over 100 scientific artlcles and is the author of the textbook “Dermatology and Doctor-Patient Relationship” (Brazil, 2012); co- editor and author of “Geriatric Psychodermatology: Psychocutaneous Disorders in the Elderly” (USA, 2015); co-author of Optimal Patient Management of Alopecia (United Kingdom; 2016) and co-editor and author of Stress and Skin Disorders: Basic and Clinical Aspects (United States, 2017).
She has been invited as a speaker at major international conferences, including the European Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Congress of the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology, Kuwait Derma Update and Pediatric Dermatology Symposium, Brazilian Congress of Dermatology, among others. Her areas of expertise are Trichopsychodermatology, Psychodermato- Oncology, Cosmetic Psychodermatology and Geriatric Psychodermatology.
Dr França is one of the pioneers in the field of Trichopsychodermatology, an emerging branch of study that addresses the psychosocial impact of hair disorders, the relationship of hair disorders to stress and quality of life aspects of patients affected by these conditions.