Dr. Mohammad Jafferany

Mohammad Jafferany

MD, FAPA, MCPS (Derm.)​

Mohammad Jafferany, MD, FAPA, MCPS (Derm.)
Professor, Central Michigan University College of Medicine


  • Professor
    Psychodermatology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Central Michigan University College of Medicine, East Campus, Saginaw, MI
  • Attending Teaching Faculty
    Outpatient Clinical and Teaching Services for Residency Training Program


  • Medical Director
    Jafferany Psychiatric Services, and JPS Psychological Services, Saginaw, MI (August 2011 – June 2021)
  • Staff Psychiatrist
    Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems, Caro, MI (July 2008 – October 2013)
  • Assistant Director, Psychiatry Department
    Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw, MI (April 2009 – September 2011)
  • Research Associate
    Burlingame Center for Psychiatric Research and Education, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT (November 2001 – April 2003)
  • Staff Dermatologist/Consultant Dermatologist
    King Abdul Aziz Hospital & Ajyad General Hospitals, Makkah, Saudi Arabia (March 1990-October 2001)
  • Research Assistant
    Sandoz Pharma (August 1988-March 1990)


  • St. Mary’s of Michigan, Saginaw, MI – Active Staff
  • Covenant Healthcare,  Saginaw, MI – Active Staff
  • Select Specialty Hospital, Saginaw, MI – Active Staff
  • Healthsource/White Pines Mental Health Unit, Saginaw, MI – Active Staff


  • Michigan State Board of Medicine – Active License
  • Idaho State Board of Medicine – Active License
  • Texas State Board of Medicine – Active License
  • Virginia State Board of Medicine – Active License


  • Board Certified – Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Board Eligible – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Board Certification – Dermatology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan


  • July 2006 to June 2008
    Fellow, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington
  • July 2004 to June 2006
    Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • June 2003 – June 2004
    Internship, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • July 1987-July 1988
    Chief Resident, (Dermatology) Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan . Administrative and Teaching responsibilities to residents and postgraduate trainees in dermatology
  • July 1985 – June 1987
    Resident Physician, (Dermatology) Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, (J.PM.C) Karachi, Pakistan. Studied advanced dermatological procedures, in-patient care and outpatient clinic
  • July 1984 – June 1985
    Internship, Emergency Medicine and Dermatology Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


  • Recipient of Prof. Stefania Jablonska Medal 2024, awarded by Polish Dermatology Society in 8th Continental Congress of Dermatology, Wroclaw, Poland, May 2024. 
  • Recipient of the 2007 Travel Grant from the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology and European Society of Dermatology and Psychiatry to attend the Training Workshop on Psychodermatology – Brussels, Belgium
  • Recipient of 2007 Educational Outreach Program Travel Grant from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Outstanding Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Award 2007 from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Boston, MA
  • Resident/Fellow Representative from the University of Washington, to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Resident/Fellow Representative, Executive Council, of the Washington State Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Invited lecturer for the 13th Annual Albert Neisser Memorial lecture at the 9th World Congress on Itch – Wroclaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Invited lecturer for the Stough Memorial lecture on Psychotrichology at the 29th World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Lisbon, Portugal, October 2021.
  • Awarded honorary membership – Uzbekistan Dermatology and Venereology Society, 2019
  • Awarded honorary membership – Azerbaijan Dermatology and Venereology Association, 2019
  • Awarded honorary membership – Psychodermatology Association of India, 2020
  • Awarded honorary membership – Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, 2015
  • Awarded honorary membership – Kazakhstan Association of Dermatovenereologists and Dermatocosmetologists
  • Awarded honorary membership – Ukrainian Hair Research Society
  • Awarded honorary membership – Moroccan Society of Dermatology (Société Marocaine de Dermatologie)
  • Awarded honorary membership – Polish Dermatology Society (Poliskie Twarzystwo Dermatologiczne)
  • Awarded honorary membership – South Asian Association of Psychodermatology


  • Residency Training (Teaching, Mentorship and Supervision)
  • Medical Students, years 3-4 (Teaching, Mentorship, and Supervision)
  • Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Students (Teaching, Mentorship, and Supervision)
  • Mentorship of medical students in Psychodermatology nationally and internationally


  • More than 178 peer reviewed publications to date and several accepted for publications and in press


  • Co-Editor, Pediatric Psychodermatology: A Clinical Manual of Child and Adolescent Psychocutaneous Disorders (DeGryter, Germany) (2012)
  • Co-Editor, Geriatric Psychodermatology: Psychocutaneous Disorders in the Elderly (Nova Science Publishers, New York) (2014)
  • Chapter Writer, Psychogenic Purpura. Alternative Medicine Research Yearbook (Nova Science Publishers, New York) (2014)
  • Chapter Writer, Skin and Psychiatry: Manual of Dermatology 2nd Edition (Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers) (2015)
  • Chapter Writer, Body Dysmorphic Diagnosis. Beauty and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Clinician’s Guide (Springer) (2015)
  • Co-Editor, Stress and Skin Disorders (Springer Publishers) (2016)
  • Co-Author, Chapter on Psychocutaneous Disorder’s, in Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 10th edition (2017)
  • Co-Editor, Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder): Clinical Characteristics, Psychological Interventions and Emotional Effects (Nov Science Publishers) (2017)
  • Co-Author, Essentials of Psychodermatology (Springer Publishers) (2020)
  • Author, Handbook of Psychodermatology, 2020 (Translated into Russian language,and Turkish language)
  • Author, Handbook of Psychodermatology (Springer Nature Publishers) (2022)
  • Co-Editor, Clinical Cases in Exfoliative Dermatitis (Springer Publisher) (2022)
  • Co-Editor, Clinical Cases in Facial Erythema (Springer Publisher) (2022)
  • Editor, Clinical Psychodermatology: Case-based Approach (Proposal accepted from American Psychiatric Association Publishers and manuscript in press)
  • Co-Editor, Psychotrichology: Psychiatric Aspects of Hair Disease (Springer Nature)


  • Invited speaker at more than a hundred International and National conferences and symposia around the globe. Majority of presentations focus on the interface of Psychiatry and Dermatology, quality of life, education, and training in Psychodermatology


  • Chief Organizer and Chair Scientific Committee
    Annual Meeting of Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America, 2014 – Present
  • President
    Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America, March 2024 – Present
  • Member, Board of Directors
    Association for Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America
  • President
    World Psychodermatology Day
  • Member, Advisory Board
    South Asian Association of Psychodermatology
  • Co-President
    1st World Congress of Psychodermatology, May 27-31, 2025, Istanbul, Türkiye
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