Teresa Lanza di Scalea, MD, PhD


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy


Adult Psychiatry Residency, Università Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy

PhD in Neuroscience, Università Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy

Adult Psychiatry Residency, Brown University

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Clinical Biography

Dr. Teresa Lanza di Scalea is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Women’s Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated magna cum laude from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy, and completed Adult Psychiatry Residency and a PhD in Neuroscience at the Università Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy. She then completed an additional Adult Psychiatry Residency in the US and graduated from Brown University.   

Her interests center on women’s mental health across the reproductive lifecycle, and psychological and behavioral implications of cancer in women (particularly breast) during diagnosis, various stages of care and survivorship. Valuing a comprehensive approach to mental health, Dr. Lanza di Scalea’s interests involve the use of psychotherapy in clinical psychiatry, with special emphasis on the use of Logotherapy (meaning-centered psychotherapy).    

Prior to joining the Dell Medical School in September 2015, Dr. Lanza di Scalea served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and as staff psychiatrist at Lifespan (academic health system affiliated with Brown) in the General Adult Outpatient Clinic along with The Menopause Consultation Program and the Lifespan Cancer Institute. In combination with patient care, Dr. Lanza di Scalea was actively involved in education serving as preceptor to Brown medical students and adult psychiatry residents during elective rotations in the areas of her clinical work as well as lecturer in the women’s mental health didactics on menopausal transition.   

At Dell Medical School Dr. Lanza di Scalea’s work focuses on the integration of mental health into gynecology. She serves as consultant in the Women’s Health Institute at UT Health Austin


  • Women’s Mental Health
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