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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Ladan Mostaghimi is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in addition to her dermatology training in France. She is the director of the UW Health Psychocutaneous Medicine Clinic. This clinic helps individuals who experience anxiety and depression due to their skin conditions; individuals for whom stress may trigger or aggravate their skin disease; individuals who feel their skin condition is interfering with their sleep, intimacy or quality of life; and individuals with skin picking, hair pulling or excessive concerns about their self-image related to skin problems. The clinic uses a pre-appointment management system to assess the request for services. Some patients will be followed in the clinic and others will be referred to appropriate outside resources.


Patients may also be scheduled into Dr. Mostaghimi's general dermatology practice for skin cancer evaluations or urgent dermatology problems.


Dr. Mostaghimi is the assistant medical director of the dermatology clinical trial unit. She is a member of American Psychiatric Association, Wisconsin Dermatology Society, French Dermatologic Association, and Wisconsin Psychiatric Society. She is a national and international lecturer on psychocutaneous diseases.




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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Dermatology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Psychiatry
Psychosomatic Medicine
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
West Virginia University
University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Internship West Virginia University
Medical School Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1986

Languages Spoken

English, Farsi/Persian, French
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy
  • Skin Biopsy

Dr. Mostaghimi's research focuses on mind/body interaction and the role of stress in skin diseases. She also is the principal investigator and co-principal investigator in clinical trials in dermatology. Her specific areas of interest include sleep problems related to skin disorders, mood disorders associated with chronic skin problems and skin picking/hair pulling problems.