2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium


September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Sheila Farhang,


Dr. Sheila Farhang is a board-certified dermatologist and double-fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon as well as a reconstructive Mohs micrographic (skin cancer) surgeon. “Dr. Sheila” as many know her as fills the space in media as a relatable, millennial skincare expert with expertise in both integrative skincare and cutting-edge procedures. Dr. Sheila is unique that she is also a popular influencer who gives her followers an inside look at her life. To add, she is also highly regarded in the female empowerment space being a founder, CEO, and multi-business owner.

Dr. Sheila attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate and medical degrees. Dr. Sheila then completed her dermatology residency at the University of South Florida Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. Upon completion, she was selected for a position for dual fellowship at the Skin Institute of South Florida and Hollywood Dermatology in the Miami, FL area. During this time, she also completed a year-long entrepreneur and leadership program through the Advancing Innovation in Dermatology led by Harvard faculty and industry leaders.

Dr. Sheila has numerous publications in top dermatology journals, has written textbook chapters and her research has been presented worldwide.

Dr. Sheila is considered a media expert by the American Academy of Dermatology and has been selected as a Key Opinion Leader for large industry skin and beauty companies. Dr. Sheila has a large social media presence (@Dr.Sheila_Derm) where she known for her entrepreneurship, skin and beauty tips, health/wellness, and her integrative medical approach. Dr. Sheila she is considered a celebrity media expert with several magazine features including Women’s Health Magazine and Allure. She is also a guest expert on national shows including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Mel Robins Show. She is founder and medical director of Avant Dermatology & Aesthetics, Co-Founder of Vispera Health, and guest faculty instructor for the Integrative Dermatology Program.

Sheila Farhang

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Skincare Redefined: Applications of Embodiment In Women’s Health (In-Person Only)

Day One: Friday, September 30, 2022 | 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The common denominator amongst the most prevalent skin ailments affecting women’s health is stress. This workshop provides an experiential and evidence-based approach for how mind-body strategies might be used to help reduce disease severity, exacerbation frequency, and adverse effects of treatment in these conditions. Stress has multiple and wide-ranging physiologic and psychologic impacts on skin disease through the effect of locally secreted hormones and mediators that affect skin integrity, inflammation, and healing potential. Although we might talk to our patients about stress management, teaching them HOW to do it is the most powerful prescription typically missing from every skincare regimen. This workshop will teach you simple, effective, and transformative practices you can use starting Monday morning.