Katlein França, MD, MSc, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery and of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. França is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

She did a fellowship in General Dermatology in UM’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery (2011), an observership in Cosmetic Medicine in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery (2012), a research fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery & Laser in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery (2013), a PhD in Social Psychology at the University Argentina John F. Kennedy (2016) and a post-doctorate in International Healthcare and Ethics at UM’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy (2018).

She has published more than 150 scientific papers, over 100 them peer-reviewed. She is the editor and author of seven dermatology textbooks: Dermatology and Doctor-Patient Relationship (Brazil 2012), Geriatric Psychodermatology: Psychocutaneous Disorders in the Elderly (USA 2015), Optimal Patient Management of Alopecia (United Kingdom, 2016), Stress and Skin Disorders (USA 2016), Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder): Clinical Characteristics, Psychological Interventions, and Emotional Effects (USA 2017), Hair Transplants and Hair Implants (United Kingdom 2017) and Advances in Integrative Dermatology (United Kingdom 2019).

Dr. França serves a member of the admissions committee and the graduate committee of the Master of Science Program in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

She is frequently invited as speaker and chair at national and international conferences, and has given talks in 17 countries.

In 2016 she received the “Imrich Sarkany Non-European Memorial Scholarship” from the European Academy of Dermatology, and in 2019 the “Lecturer of the Year Scholarship Award” from the same academy.

Dr. França is past President of the Association for Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine of North America (2016-2017) and currently serves as President of the World Health Academy of Integrative Dermatology.

Selected Publications