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Teresa Lanza di Scalea, MD, PhD


Université Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy, M.D.

Université Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy, Ph.D., Neuroscience


Residency, Adult Psychiatry, Brown University

Adult Psychiatry, UniversitÌÊ Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy

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Clinical Biography

Dr. Teresa Lanza di Scalea is a psychiatrist in the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Women’s Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. . Dr. Lanza di Scalea 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 2017, Dr. Lanza di Scalea served as Affiliate Faculty 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 served as preceptor to Brown medical students and adult psychiatry residents.

At Dell Medical School Dr. Lanza di Scalea’s work focuses on the integration of psychiatry into gynecology.


  • Women’s Mental Health
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