General Dermatology

Dermatology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. It also focuses on maintaining the health of your skin.

The dermatologist treats a variety of conditions. Skin cancer is one of the most common. Suspicious lesions may be diagnosed as benign after examination, eliminating the need for biopsies. However, prevention is the most important step in conquering skin cancer. Regular self-examination and appropriate sun protection used judiciously can go a long way in preventing skin cancer.

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Other than skin cancer, dermatologic practice includes skin diseases, cosmetic problems, education and public health. Skin diseases include rashes such as psoriasis and lichen planus that are of unknown cause and seem to appear out of nowhere. Rashes caused by infections include impetigo (caused by a bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus), herpes zoster (caused by the varicella-zoster virus), syphilis (caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum), and fungal diseases such as athlete’s foot.

Our practice offers a number of dermatology treatments, such as:

  • Topical therapies
  • Systemic therapies
  • Mohs surgery
  • Laser treatment for psoriasis, veins and brown spots
  • Cosmetic filler injections
  • Laser hair removal

Our General Dermatology Specialists

Sandy Chai, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General Dermatology

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Sandy Chai, MD 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.

 

Christopher DiMarco, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General Dermatology

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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 is board certified in dermatology. Dr. DiMarco is the technology manager for the department and also serves on American Academy of Dermatology’s committee for Electronic Health Records. 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.

 

 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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So Yeon Paek, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

General Dermatology

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Dr. Paek graduated from Yale University and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Internal Medicine internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and Dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She is the recipient of several awards and honors for research and patient care, including the Women’s Dermatological Society Academic Research Award and the Michael S. Benninger, M.D. Award for excellence as physician, researcher, and teacher at Henry Ford.

Dr. Paek will be joining the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology and co-director of the Center for Skin and Musculoskeletal Diseases. Her clinical and research interests include rheumatologic-dermatologic diseases, psoriasis, immune-mediated skin diseases, medical dermatology, biologic and immunosuppressive therapy for cutaneous diseases, general dermatology, photodermatology, and multicultural dermatology.

 

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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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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.

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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.

 

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Gladys Telang, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Division of Dermatology, Memorial Hospital of RI
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.
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Joanna Walker, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator

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.

 

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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.

 

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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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