Dr. Meena Julapalli, MD
Growing up in Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, Dr. Julapalli is a southern girl through and through. She graduated cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. She completed medical school, pediatrics residency, and dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at the University of Colorado. She became board-certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and pediatric dermatology, and served on faculty at Dell Children's Medical Center and Children's Hospital Colorado as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology. After practicing for the last 7 years in Austin and Denver, Dr. Julapalli knew it was time to return to her hometown of Houston, Texas. She is proud and excited to help her fellow Houstonians with all their skin needs! Dr. Julapalli has a passion for providing comprehensive care that acknowledges and supports more than just the physical aspects of her patients' skin conditions but also the social and emotional needs of her patients as well. She believes that when children and families affected by skin disease have a space and community where they feel loved and supported, it empowers and transforms them in profound and life-changing ways. For the past 15 years, Dr. Julapalli has been blessed to facilitate and witness these transformations through her involvement with support groups and camp programs for children and families affected by skin disease. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for A Children's House For the Soul, on the leadership team of the American Academy of Dermatology-sponsored Camp Discovery Texas, on the Medical Advisory Committee for Paul Newman's SeriousFun Network camp Roundup River Ranch in Colorado, and as a national board member of the American Camp Association. 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 spent time caring for people in impoverished villages in northern Thailand.