Pediatric Dermatology

The pediatric dermatology division diagnose, treat and manage a variety of pediatric skin diseases and conditions in infants and young children, from the most common cases to the rare and complex and works closely with Hasbro Children’s Hospital-based as well as community pediatricians, and colleagues in pediatric plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, neonatology, otolaryngology, pediatric ophthalmology, genetics, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric imaging and interventional radiology.


Laser Services

The Pediatric Dermatology division at Hasbro has one of the region’s most comprehensive programs for the laser treatment of vascular anomalies. Using the most technologically advanced lasers, our team of experienced pediatric anesthesiologists and nurses ensure the safest and most comfortable patient experience.

Following a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, physicians will customize a treatment plan for a variety of conditions including:

  • Capillary malformations (port wine stains)
  • Ulcerated hemangiomas
  • Telangiectasia and spider angiomas
  • Residual vascular changes from involuted hemangiomas

Our Pediatric Specialists


Lionel Bercovitch, M.D.

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).

Jennie J. Muglia, M.D.

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.

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.