About Dr. Katta

I have treated so many wonderful patients over the years, and they have inspired me with their questions, ideas, and suggestions about sensitive skin, diet and dermatology, and more. They’re the ones who inspired me to dig deeper into questions such as what foods to avoid if you have rosacea, what foods slow down aging of the skinwhat foods to eat and avoid if you have acne, and so many more.  

  • I’ve now written over 90 medical journal articles, books, and book chapters. 

  • Because of my expertise in sensitive skin, as well as in diet and dermatology, I've been interviewed by many media outlets, including CNNTodayPreventionOprah MagazineCBS, NPR, and others.

  • I also speak frequently at national medical conferences, and I am honored that I have the opportunity to educate dermatologists, medical students, and other health care professionals. 

  • I am honored to serve on the Media Expert Team of the American Academy of Dermatology, especially because I'm very concerned about all of the misinformation on the internet about skincare.

 

 

If you'd like to learn more:

  • If you’re interested in straightforward, practical information, please see my patient handouts. 

  • For the science that informs these recommendations, please see some of my medical journal articles on diet and dermatology.  

  • If you’d like to follow along as I continue to learn and speak about the latest advances in natural approaches to skin care, including with food, skin care, and lifestyle, you can sign up here for updates.  

  • You can also join myself and my colleague Dr. Tomi Lee Wall, a fantastic laser and cosmetic dermatologist, as we provide the expert scoop on glowing skin with our podcast, The Derm Podcast. 


 

I wish you all the best,

Rajani Katta MD

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Professional 

Info

Dr. Rajani Katta served as 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 is certified in Culinary Medicine as well. She 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 80 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 both the Baylor College of Medicine and the McGovern Medical School. She also serves as a member of the Media Expert Team of the American Academy of Dermatology, and completed a 3-year term serving on the Board of Directors of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. She has authored over 80 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 2020 Texas Super Doctors®