Dr. Leticia Spinelli MD(BR), ND, MAS

Dr. Leticia Spinelli is a Naturopathic Physician (ND) licensed in British Columbia, a Brazilian Medical Doctor (MD) and a Brazilian Board-Certified Dermatologist from Rio de Janeiro. She has extensive practice in Medical Aesthetics and Dermatology in Brazil, one of the most advanced countries in Aesthetic Medicine, including Medical Aesthetic Injections (cosmetic “Botox” & Dermal Fillers), lasers, and advanced medical skincare.

Dr. Spinelli graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in 2000. She completed her Dermatology post-graduation training program at the internationally renowned Dermatology Institute Prof. Rubem David Azulay, at Santa Casa de Misericordia do Rio de Janeiro, passing the Brazilian Society of Dermatology Board exam in 2003.

Selected for prestigious scholarship programs, Dr. Spinelli enriched her knowledge and skills. She participated in the American Academy of Dermatology Scholarship at the University of Texas in Houston, USA, in 2003, and the International Society of Dermatology Scholarship at the San Gallicano Institute in Rome, Italy, in 2004.

From 2003 to 2008, she gained valuable experience in clinical research, contributed to the scientific review of internal medicine and dermatology literature, authored scientific articles, and made contributions to chapters in dermatology books. Dr. Spinelli also held positions as a clinical instructor at the Dermatology Institute Prof. Rubem David Azulay and as a dermatologist at Dr. Azulay’s clinic.

Serving the Brazilian Air Force as a Second Lieutenant physician-dermatologist between 2007 and 2008, she moved to Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city, where she continued practicing cosmetic and medical dermatology until 2016 in her private practice.

In 2016, she moved to Vancouver to pursue further education, completing a Master of Administrative Science (MAS) program at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) Vancouver campus in 2017.

Dr. Leticia Spinelli became a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor in the province of British Columbia after completing four years of Naturopathic Medicine training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) Vancouver campus—an institution accredited by the CNME in 2023.

She has devoted her life to medicine. Throughout her medical career, Dr. Spinelli has learned from the best Brazilian and international dermatologists. She has been committed to continuous medical education, investing her time in numerous national and international conferences and courses to stay updated on current evidence-based research and to improve her skills. Her motto is always learning, evolving, and seeking excellence.

She is passionate about integrative Medicine and cosmetic dermatology. Striving to provide the best and safest care, she combines her Conventional Medical background with her Holistic Naturopathic knowledge.

Our skin is a reflection of our inner health. Thus, Dr. Leticia Spinelli will help you optimize your skin and overall health by combining the best of evidence-based Naturopathic and Conventional Medical Science. She aims to empower and assist you in your preventive, healthy and positive aging journey, to age gracefully while optimizing your skin and overall health.

Clinical Interests:

Naturopathic & Integrative Medicine: Preventive Aging, Health Optimization
Skin Health: Acne, Melasma, Rosacea, Eczema, Premature aging and other skin conditions
Minor Surgery (Electrosurgery & Cryotherapy) for skin tags, warts and other benign skin lesions
Digestive Health: Digestive support, Balancing the Gut-Skin axis, Gut-Neuro-Immune axis, Food sensitivities, SIBO, IBS
Women’s Health: Hormone imbalances, Menstrual irregularities, PCOS, PMS, Menopause
Overall Health: Thyroid, Sleep, Brain and Immune Support, Insulin resistance, Dyslipidemia, Fatigue, Chronic stress
Aesthetic Medicine: Cosmetic “Botox” injection
As an Aesthetic Injector, Dr. Spinelli combines her aesthetic artistry, technical skills, medical knowledge, and vast experience in the Brazilian Aesthetic field to offer you a global face aesthetic assessment to create your unique non-surgical injection plan.

Dr. Spinelli’s Aesthetics philosophy involves an individualized approach to enhance your natural beauty while respecting your features to achieve natural and beautiful results. Her goal is to make you feel revitalized and refreshed so you can reflect on your confident and radiant self.

When Dr. Spinelli is not working, you can find her at the theatre and parks with her family. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and practicing yoga.

Dr. Spinelli is fluent in Portuguese and English.

She looks forward to working with you!

Follow her on Instagram @drleticiaspinelli