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Abrar A. Qureshi, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair of Dermatology

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Abrar Qureshi, MD, MPH, is chief of the Department of Dermatology at Rhode Hospital and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He previously served as associate physician in the department of dermatology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
He received his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and his master of public health degree in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, his residency in dermatology in the Combined Harvard Residency Training Program and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has received numerous awards, among them: several mentorship awards from the Medical Dermatology Society, and the Outstanding Service Award and Diversity Mentorship Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Society for Epidemiology Research, the American Dermato-Epidemiology Network, the American Association for Cancer Research and the North American Rheumatic Dermatologists.
His research interests include teledermatology, skin cancer, vector-borne illnesses and psoriasis.
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Charles J. McDonald, MD

Founding Chairman
Professor of Medical Science Emeritus

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Dr. Charles McDonald is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University as well as the Immediate Past Physician-in-Chief for the Department of Dermatology at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and later received a Master’s in Biology from the University of Michigan. He earned a medical degree at Howard University, College of Medicine, where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.Dr. McDonald completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the Hospital of St. Raphael and Dermatology residency training at Yale New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He remained at the New Haven Medical Center for a Clinical Pharmacology/Oncology Fellowship. He is board certified in dermatology.

His professional interests include: Mycosis fungoides and lymphomas of skin, chemotherapy of psoriasis, dermatology of black skin, cytotoxic and immunosuppressive therapy in skin diseases, cutaneous reactions to cancer chemotherapy, scleroderma and critical care dermatology.


Lionel Bercovitch, MD

Professor of Dermatology
Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology

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Dr. Bercovitch is a graduate of University of Manitoba Medical School in Canada and completed a medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a dermatology residency at Brown Medical School. He is board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Bercovitch is currently Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Contact Dermatitis and Occupational Dermatology Unit at Rhode Island Hospital. He is also the staff dermatologist at Brown University Health Services. His clinical interests include pseudoxanthoma elasticum, biomedical ethics in dermatology, dermatologic clinical genetics, and vascular anomalies. He has served as Medical Director of PXE International since its founding in 1995, and is the President of the Rhode Island Dermatologic Society (2012-2013).

Sandy Chai, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General Dermatology

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Sandy Chai, M.D. graduated from Brown University. She received her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Chai completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Rhode Island Hospital and Internal Medicine Residency at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center. She then completed Dermatology residency at Brown University. Her professional interests include medical dermatology, adolescent dermatology, and gynecologic dermatology.

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Christopher DiMarco, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General Dermatology and Dermatopathology

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Dr. Christopher DiMarco graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete an internal medicine internship at Rhode Island Hospital in association with Brown University and a dermatology residency at Roger Williams Medical Center in association with Boston University. He has recently completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Florida. He is board certified in dermatology. Dr. DiMarco is the technology manager for the department and also serves on American Academy of Dermatology’s Practice Operations Committee and American Society of Dermatopathology’s Audit Committee. His clinical interests include treating acne, cutaneous oncology, dermatologic surgery, bullous disorders, general dermatology, and dermatopathology in patients of all ages. He has unique interests in the treatment of dermatologic conditions in athletes (Sports Dermatology) and the application of technology in patient care and helps direct the Adult Atopic Multidisciplinary Clinic.

Aaron Drucker, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology (Research)

General Dermatology

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Dr. Drucker received his MD from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Toronto and served as Chief Resident of the dermatology residency program. He then went on to work in the Division of Dermatology at the University Health Network in Toronto, winning local and national clinical teaching awards, including the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association Residents and Fellows Society.

Dr. Drucker is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Canadian Dermatology Association and Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Dr. Drucker’s clinical and research interests include atopic dermatitis (eczema), supportive dermato-oncology and autoimmune connective tissue disease. Dr. Drucker is currently a research fellow in Dr. Abrar Qureshi’s lab with a focus on the epidemiology and burden of disease of atopic dermatitis.


David S. Farrell, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
General Dermatology

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David Farrell, MD graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree before going on to receive his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine residency at Rhode Island Hospital as well as a Dermatology residency at Brown Medical School. He is board certified in dermatology. His professional interests include cutaneous oncology, clinical dermatology and surgical dermatology. Dr. Farrell’s primary concentration is in general dermatology.

Nicole L. Grenier, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Cosmetic and General Dermatology

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Nicole Grenier, MD graduated from Providence College. She received her medical degree at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Grenier completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Rhode Island Hospital as well as a Residency in Dermatology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is board certified in dermatology. Her professional interests include cosmetic dermatology, general dermatology and surgical dermatology. Her cosmetic interests include Botox, Fillers, and a range of laser treatments for vascular lesions, hair removal, and resurfacing of the skin.

William Higgins, MD, MBe

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Mohs Surgeon

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Dr. Higgins graduated from Connecticut College, and received his medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. He then completed internship in internal medicine at Yale University, dermatology residency at Brown University, and Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship at Yale University. While at Brown, he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the prestigious Haffenreffer Housestaff Excellence Award. He also served on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, as a clinical instructor.

Dr. Higgins is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Surgery. He currently practices Mohs microscopically controlled surgery, laser and cosmetic dermatology. He served as the Resident Representative to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and has been appointed to numerous leadership positions, including the American Academy of Dermatology’s Leadership Development Forum.

His interests include cutaneous oncology, complex surgical management of skin cancers, and melanoma. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Higgins has also presented at numerous national meetings on skin cancer epidemiology.


John Kawaoka, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director, Dermatology Residency Training Program
General Dermatology

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Dr. Kawaoka graduated Brown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. He received his medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and completed his internship and dermatology residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Kawaoka supervises weekly in the General Dermatology Resident Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital and is currently the Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program. Dr. Kawaoka’s clinical interests include mycosis fungoides, bullous diseases, psoriasis, acne and atopic dermatitis. His practice focuses on general dermatology in pediatric and adult patients.

 

Helena Kuhn, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General and Cosmetic Dermatology

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Dr. Helena Kuhn is originally from Oceanport, NJ and completed both her undergraduate and medical school degrees at Georgetown University. She then completed her internship in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by dermatology residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Brown Dermatology, where she is the director of the The Hair Health Clinic. Her clinical interests include general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, hair disorders, psychodermatology, global health and telemedicine.

 


Newsha Lajevardi, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General and Cosmetic Dermatology

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Dr. Newsha Lajevardi is a board certified dermatologist who practices medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cutaneous surgery, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her academic interests include acne, rosacea, and skin pigmentation disorders.

 

Dr. Lajevardi completed her dermatology residency at the Brown University Department of Dermatology. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University, master’s degree in medical sciences from Boston University and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern University.

 

During her time at Brown University she conducted research studies on skin cancer, alopecia areata, vitiligo, and dermatologic surgery. She has lectured to other physicians at both regional and national meetings and has published in several medical journals. She currently serves as the Quality Improvement Advisor to the dermatology residency program at Brown. As a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Rhode Island Dermatology Society, and New England Dermatological Society, Dr. Lajevardi is very active in the dermatology community.

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Kachiu Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General Dermatology

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Dr. Lee graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University. As a native Midwesterner, she continued her education at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine where she earned her MD and Master in Public Health degrees, with a focus on epidemiology. She then completed dermatology residency at Brown University, followed by a laser and cosmetic dermatology fellowship at Harvard University (Massachusetts General Hospital) under the direction of Drs. Mathew Avram and R. Rox Anderson. During her final year in residency she served as Chief Resident and was the recipient of the Haffenreffer Housestaff Excellence Award. This honor is annually awarded to the top 5 graduating residents/fellows in recognition for their leadership, patient-centered care, and contributions to the community.

Before returning to Brown University as faculty, Dr. Lee also worked in the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Boston. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She lectures regularly on cosmetic dermatology and lasers. She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 20 book chapters. In addition, Dr. Lee dedicates time to medical student and resident teaching, serving as a contributing editor to the First Aid (First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, and First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, First Aid for the USMLE Step 3) book series. Her interests include burn scars, laser medicine, cosmetic dermatology, and photodynamic therapy.


(Jessica) Suzanne Mosher, M.D.

Specializes in Mohs Micrographic and
Dermatologic Surgery

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(Jessica) Suzanne Mosher specializes in Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Mosher completed her BA at Harvard and her MD at Stanford. She completed residency at the Harvard Combined Dermatology program and her Mohs surgical fellowship at Lahey Clinic under the direction of Suzanne Olbricht, MD. Prior to joining Brown Dermatology, Dr. Mosher served as the Director of Mohs at Atrius Health.

Dr. Mosher lives in Massachusetts with her husband and 3 children. She is an avid skier and runner.


Jennie J. Muglia, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Director, Division of Dermatology, The Miriam Hospital
General and Pediatric Dermatology

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Dr. Muglia graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Italian and received her medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internship and internal medicine residency at Roger Williams General Hospital (affiliated with Brown through 1997) in Providence, RI followed by a fellowship in immunodermatology and dermatology residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. She is board certified in internal medicine, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Muglia is currently the Director of the Division of Dermatology at The Miriam Hospital in Providence as well as the Director of the Dermatopharmacology Unit at Rhode Island Hospital. She also volunteers her time in the Contact Dermatitis clinic at Rhode Island Hospital and holds a weekly pediatric dermatology clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

She is actively involved in teaching medical students, dermatology residents and primary care residents in her academic practice, outpatient dermatology clinics and on the inpatient dermatology consultation service at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals. Her clinical research interests include acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, fungal and viral infections of the skin and cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

She is an active member of the Rhode Island Medical Society, serving on the Public Laws Committee and as the dermatology representative to the Rhode Island Medical Society Council.

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Victor A Neel, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Dermatologic Surgery

Mohs Surgeon

Tel: 401-444-7024

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Victor A. Neel, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist and has completed nearly 14,000 Mohs procedures.

Dr. Neel is the Director of Brown Dermatologic Surgery Unit. He graduated from Princeton University; received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College; and his Ph.D. in genetics from Rockefeller University. He completed his dermatology residency at Brown University School of Medicine. Afterwards, he became a fellow in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Professionally, Dr. Neel is a member of several professional associations including American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), where he is a preceptor (teacher) for several procedures. Dr. Neel is also Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-author of numerous peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications in print, online media, and other media regarding issues such as skin cancers and Mohs surgery, as well as minimally invasive procedures to help aging skin. He has a particular interest in the biology of skin cancer and the genetics of aging, and has several ongoing clinical studies and basic research projects.


Brea Prindaville, M.D.

Pediatric Dermatology

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Dr. Brea Prindaville is a fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist who is also board-certified in both dermatology and pediatrics.  Dr. Prindaville attended NYU for medical school and became a board-certified pediatrician after completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  She found her patients’ rashes and skin lesions challenging and decided to pursue pediatric dermatology.  She moved back to her home state of Kansas to do a one-year pediatric dermatology fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and stayed to complete a dermatology residency at the University of Kansas.  She then completed a second fellowship in pediatric dermatology at the University of Massachusetts.  Her professional interests include hemangiomas and vascular lesions, mosaicism, and most importantly, teaching.


Leslie Robinson-Bostom, MD

Professor of Dermatology
Director, Division of Dermatopathology
General Dermatology and Dermatopathology

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Dr. Leslie Robinson-Bostom, a graduate of SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY, interned at Rhode Island Hospital and completed her dermatology residency in the department of dermatology at Brown Medical School. She went on to complete the Brown Medical School dermatopathology fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center (affiliated with Brown through 1997) and subsequently joined the department of dermatology staff at Brown Medical School. She is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr. Robinson-Bostom started the division of dermatopathology at Rhode Island Hospital, organizing the dermatopathology slide library and teaching curriculum for dermatology and pathology residents. Presently, she is the Director of the Division of Dermatopathology and the Director of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Dermatology Elective. She serves on the Post Graduate Referral Committee, advising medical students interested in pursuing dermatology careers, and is a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee. Her research interests include elastic tissue disorders, ichthyosis, panniculitis and cutaneous manifestations of renal disease. She has published numerous articles on these topics as well as on many other dermatologic conditions. She also has a very active role in the Dermatology Foundation, a national organization which raises funds for dermatology–related research, as a member of the Dermatology Foundation Board of Trustees and as the RI State Chair of the Leader’s Society. Dr Robinson-Bostom’s clinical interests include panniculitis, elastic tissue disease, cutaneous manifestations of end stage renal disease and skin disease in solid organ transplant recipients.


Jon Solis, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
General and Cosmetic Dermatology

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Dr. Solis graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He earned his medical degree from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine within the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Solis completed an internship in family practice at Dewitt Army Hospital and dermatology residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He serves as an attending physician in several resident dermatology clinics at Memorial Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital throughout the year. Dr. Solis’s clinical interests include medical dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

Mary Teeple, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
General Dermatology 

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Dr. Mary Teeple graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete an internal medicine internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and a Dermatology Residency at Brown Dermatology in association with Brown University. She is board-certified in dermatology. Her clinical interest include treating acne, general dermatology, and complex medical dermatology and patients of all ages. She has unique interest in public health, skin cancer education and prevention, and community out reach programs.

Gladys Telang, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology
General Dermatology and Dermatopathology

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Dr. Telang is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Health Sciences Center at Syracuse and completed an internal medical residency at University of Pittsburgh, followed by dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Hahnemann University/ Medical College of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. She currently practices clinical dermatology at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and is also the staff dermatopathologist in the Dermatopathology Division of University Dermatology at Rhode Island Hospital. Her interests include pathology of skin, hair and nail disorders, cutaneous malignancy, immunohistochemistry and patient care of all ages, youth through the elderly.

Joanna Walker, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

Director, Cutaneous Carcinoma Clinic

General Dermatology

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Dr. Joanna Walker earned a Medical Doctor degree with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She participated in both community service and academic research tracks and completed a one-year research fellowship through the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. After an internship in internal medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Walker successfully completed her residency in dermatology at Brown University in Providence, RI. She served as chief resident in her senior year.

Dr. Walker is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She directs the Cutaneous Carcinoma clinic as part of Brown University’s Cutaneous Oncology Program. Dr. Walker’s research and clinical interests are in skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, melanoma, and other rare cancers of the skin. She also focuses on dermatologic surgery, medical and in-patient dermatology and delivering medical care to underserved individuals. She plans to start medical outreaches to her home-state Alaska and abroad.


Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Brown University
Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program and Pigmented Lesions
General Dermatology

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Dr. Weinstock graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Mathematics. He then was awarded his Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and M.D. degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, both at Columbia University in the City of New York. He completed his internship at the University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Hospitals (Presbyterian-University and Oakland V.A. Hospitals) and his residency in Dermatology at the Harvard University Affiliated Hospitals, followed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in dermatology. His research has been supported by multiple research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, and non-profit foundations. Dr. Weinstock holds a dual appointment at Brown in both the Department of Dermatology and in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Weinstock’s clinical interests include melanoma and nevi, and his research focuses on the epidemiology of cutaneous malignancies and dysplasias. He is author of over 400 publications and has delivered over 200 invited lectures in the United States and other countries on five continents.
Recent Awards
2013 Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award and Lectureship
2010 American Skin Association Achievement Award
2010 American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation
2007 Medical All-Star (chosen by Boston Red Sox to honor medical research)
2007 American Academy of Dermatology Astellas Award (for contributions to public health in dermatology through scientific research, first to win this award)
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Peter Reilly, MSN, FNP

General Dermatology

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Peter Reilly, NP, joined University Dermatology, Inc. in 1998 after earning his Masters in Nursing from Yale University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and after moving to Providence in 1984, he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He sees teen and adult patients for general dermatology and skin cancer screening. Additional clinical interests include acne, skin cancer surgery, and international dermatology.

Erich Karasko PA-C

General Dermatology

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Erich is a graduate of Tufts University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is also a graduate of Northeastern University with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. He is a skilled clinician who joined Dr. Raymond Welch’s Dermatology office in 2011 after 10 years of experience in emergency medicine.

Tami Menard PA-C, MAT, MMSc

General Dermatology

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