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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy

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


Residency, Adult Psychiatry
Brown University

Residency, Adult Psychiatry
Università Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy


Teresa Lanza di Scalea, M.D., PhD., is a board-certified psychiatrist in the Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Clinic within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences at UT Health Austin.

Lanza di Scalea graduated magna cum laude from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy, and completed an adult psychiatry residency and a doctorate in neuroscience at the Università Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy. As a senior psychiatry resident, Lanza di Scalea was awarded a yearlong visiting research scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, where she received additional training in the management of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum at the women’s behavioral health care program. She subsequently completed an additional adult psychiatry residency in the United States and graduated from Brown University.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School in 2017, Lanza di Scalea served as clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University and was a staff psychiatrist at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, where she took part in the launching of the Menopause Consultation Clinic, the first of its kind in the state of Rhode Island. She also served as staff psychiatrist at the Breast Cancer Center of the Lifespan Cancer Institute.

Her specialty is on the management of psychiatric disorders and emotional challenges in women during reproductive life events across the lifespan, including the menstrual cycle, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum and the menopausal transition, as well as mental health implications of breast cancer during diagnosis, various stages of care and survivorship.

Valuing a comprehensive approach to mental health, Lanza di Scalea’s interests involve the use of psychotherapy in clinical psychiatry. She pursued additional training at the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center and Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.

At Dell Medical School, Lanza di Scalea’s work focuses on the integration of psychiatry into women’s health. She is actively involved in medical and residency education.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Postpartum Support International
  • North American Menopause Society