About Dr. Katta

Professional 

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Dr. Rajani Katta was a Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years, following which she founded Katta Dermatology.  She is very passionate about patient and student education, and has written extensively on diet and dermatology, contact dermatitis, and medical student education. She is an award-winning educator, has been very involved in medical student education, and has authored a total of 7 books on dermatology and medical school success. Her latest book is GLOW: The Dermatologist's Guide to a Whole Foods, Younger Skin Diet. She's deeply committed to patient education, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Contact Dermatitis Society as well as the Program Committee of the Health Museum. She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and currently serves on the Voluntary Clinical Faculty of both the Baylor College of Medicine and the McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Houston.

Media

Dr. Katta has been quoted and featured in multiple media outlets, including Good Housekeeping, the Oprah magazine, the Dr. Oz magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Detroit News, Family Circle, and Glamour magazine. She has also been featured in news programs on the ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox networks, as well as NPR. She also serves as a member of the Media Expert Team of the American Academy of Dermatology. For more information and links to media appearances, see our Media Page.

Speaking

​Dr. Katta has lectured at the national meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Contact Dermatitis Society. She has also lectured extensively both nationally and locally at such institutions as the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Texas, University of Southern California, University of Nebraska, and Kaiser Permanente.

Research

​Dr. Katta has authored over 70 scientific articles and chapters in prestigious publications, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has also been honored to serve on the Review Panels for the Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and American Family Physician. Her current research involves diet and dermatology, allergic contact dermatitis, diet and dermatitis, and patient perceptions of diet and acne. For a full list of her publications, link here.

Service

Dr. Katta has worked to advance the fields of dermatology and patient and medical student education through her involvement in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Contact Dermatitis Society. She is currently a Voluntary Clinical Faculty member of the Baylor College of Medicine. She also serves as a member of the Media Expert Team of the American Academy of Dermatology, and recently completed a 3-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. She has authored over 70 scientific articles and chapters, as well as 7 books, in the areas of dermatology and education.

Awards

Dr. Katta is committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, and research, and has been honored to receive multiple awards in recognition.

 

  • National Merit Scholar

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

  • American Medical Women's Association Scholastic Achievement Award

  • Women's Dermatological Society Mentorship Grant

  • Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education Grant

  • Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award for the Development of Enduring Educational Materials

  • Named to 2019 Texas Super Doctors® 

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