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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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.