Joanna L Walker, MD

Joanna L Walker, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Clinician Educator
Director, Cutaneous Carcinoma and Sarcoma Clinic
General Dermatology

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Providence (North Main)
Providence (Rhode Island Hospital)
East Greenwich


Oral Roberts University/Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Chemistry
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry/Medical Doctor with Distinction in Research
University of Rochester Medical Center/Internship in Internal Medicine
Albert School of Medicine of Brown University/Residency in Dermatology


American Board of Dermatology, FAAD


Rhode Island Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
Providence VAMC


Summa Cum Laude and Outstanding Graduate Award in Music, Oral Roberts University
Annual Community Service Award and Annual Prize Award for Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Completion of Academic Research Track, Distinction in Research, and Community Health Improvement Track, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Academic Dermatology Leadership Program graduate, American Academy of Dermatology”


American Academy of Dermatology
Women’s Dermatologic Society
Rhode Island Dermatologic Society
Rhode Island Medical Society
Society for Investigative Dermatology
International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative
New England Dermatologic Society
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery”


Rhode Island Free Clinic, Volunteer Dermatology Attending
Community Outreach Committee, Women’s Dermatologic Society
Access to Care Committee, American Academy of Dermatology
Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, Brown University
Free Skin Cancer screenings at local Rhode Island beaches, homeless shelter and rural Alaska”


Outdoor and sporting activities with children and husband, including hiking and exploring nature. Basketball. Music. Travel to home-state Alaska. Medical missions.


Associate Director of Rhode Island Hospital Skin Cancer Program. Director of Cutaneous Carcinoma Clinic. Director of Dermatology-Transplant Clinic.
Focus on diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and other rare types of skin cancer.
Management of skin cancer in individuals with immunosuppressionor solid organ transplant. Multidisciplinary management of complex skin cancer cases in collaboration with oncology, surgery, radiation oncology and dermatopathology. Diagnosis and management of skin reactions to chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
Surgical and procedural treatment of skin cancers and other skin conditions. Research projects on prevention of skin cancer, epidemiology of skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and porocarcinoma

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