It’s important to maintain your skin, no matter your age. We offer expert care for skin conditions of all ages.



We provide our trainees with an unmatched high quality educational and service experience.

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Charles McDonald, the Department of Dermatology and its clinical practices are located across the State of Rhode Island. Brown Dermatology currently has clinical services at 7 locations, including Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital, North Main Street, East Providence, Warwick, Westerly and Warren. Brown Dermatology physicians are faculty in the Department of Dermatology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Brown Dermatology provides comprehensive clinical services that span general adult and pediatric dermatology, highly specialized services in cancer and immunology, phototherapy, dermatopathology, cosmetic dermatology and surgical dermatology including Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

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**Skin Cancer Screenings are back!** The Brown Dermatology Faculty and Residents will once again be performing free skin cancer screenings at local beaches and events. See below for the schedule. The screenings will be taking place this year as follows:
Friday, July 7, 12:30-2:30pm: Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett
Friday, July 14, 12:30-2:30pm: Easton’s Beach, Newport
Saturday, July 22, 9am to 11:30am: City Park, Warwick, as part of the Rising Above Cancer 5K
Sunday, July 30, 12:30-2:30pm: Scarborough State Beach—Governor’s Bay Day
Friday, August 11, 12:30-2:30pm: Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett
Sunday, August 13, tentatively 11am to 1pm: McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket
Friday, August 18, 12:30-2:30pm: East Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown
Click here for more information: 2017 Skin Check Schedule

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Our dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases. These diseases include skin cancer, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and nail infections.

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We offer a wide range of treatments to improve the look of your skin, hair, and nails, such as Botox, laser therapy, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

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We work closely with Hasbro Hospital to treat and manage a variety of skin conditions in infants and young children.

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

What is Mohs Surgery?

Developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has, with a few refinements, come to be embraced over the past decade by an increasing number of surgeons for an ever-widening variety of skin cancers. It spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue while also completely expunging cancer cells.

Who can perform Mohs surgery?

If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, you may see a Mohs (pronounced “moes”) surgeon for treatment to perform Mohs surgery. A Mohs surgeon is a medical doctor with many years of specialized training and education, specifically an additional year of fellowship training after residency. It is important to have a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.

What can I expect?

Mohs surgery is done on an outpatient basis in an operating room or procedure room that has a nearby laboratory that allows the surgeon to examine the tissue after it’s removed. In most cases, the procedure lasts about four hours and you likely will only receive local anesthetic.