Hosted by LearnSkin

Integrative Dermatology Symposium

Featured Speaker

Meena Julapalli,


Dr. Meena Julapalli is triple board-certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and pediatric dermatology. After 7 years in academics as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of Texas – Austin and the University of Colorado, she opened up her own direct care pediatric dermatology practice, Bluebird Dermatology, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Julapalli is passionate about providing comprehensive, personalized care that acknowledges and supports more than just the physical aspects of her patient’s skin conditions but also their unique social and emotional needs. She believes that by fostering sacred relationships of love, trust, and mutual respect and creating an environment and community whereby children and families affected by skin disease feel seen, heard, understood, valued, and supported, they are empowered, transformed, and healed in profound and life-changing ways. Dr. Julapalli has been blessed to facilitate and witness these transformations through her involvement with support groups and camp programs throughout the country, including the American Academy of Dermatology-sponsored Camp Discovery, Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Network, and the American Camp Association, as well as through local workshops and healing circles that she leads. She is the founder of The Joyful Path, whose mission is to help children build the intuition of how to nourish their minds, bodies, and souls so that they may live, love, and serve generously with an open heart, intention, and purpose.

In addition to her philanthropic pursuits in her local and national community, Dr. Julapalli has also been dedicated to serving children abroad. She has volunteered her time and expertise at a pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic in Lesotho, Africa, at orphanages and schools in Nicaragua, with children and adults with albinism in Tanzania, and most recently with people in impoverished villages in northern Thailand.

Meena Julapalli, MD Integrative Dermatology Symposium Featured Speaker