Katlein Franca, MD

Katlein Franca, MD
Title: Dermatologist
Education: Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy
Expertise: Dermatology
  • Recipient of the Imrich Sarkany Non-European Memorial Scholarship 
  • Recipient of the Lecturer of the Year Scholarship Award
  • Completed, Leadership Initiative Certification, European Academy of Dermatology.
  • Fellow of the Public Voices Fellowship of The OpEd Project


Katlein Franca, MD, is a dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami. Dr. Franca edits and published several textbooks and over 150 scientific papers. She is also a frequent speaker and chair at national and international conferences and has given talks in 17 countries. Dr. France previously held the position of President of the Association for Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine of North America. She is the current President of the World Health Academy of Integrative Dermatology. 


Dr. Franca earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy and a post-doctoral degree in International Healthcare and Ethics from the University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy. She completed a fellowship in General Dermatology, an observership in Cosmetic Medicine in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Facial Plastic surgery, and a research fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery & Laser in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami. 

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