Dermatology Specialty Clinics

Contact Dermatitis Center

Location: Providence – Rhode Island Hospital
Hours: Tuesday mornings
Phone: (401) 383-7835
Fax: (401) 444-7142

The Contact Dermatitis Center is a regional referral service for evaluating rashes that might be due to contact allergy, and occupational skin problems. The center is staffed by Stephen Glinick, MD, an experienced patch tester. Patients are seen only on referral from dermatologists, allergists, and occupational medicine physicians. Typically, patients are seen for a detailed evaluation and then are patch tested the same day. The patches are left on for 48 hours and are removed at home. Patients return the day after removing the patches for interpretation of the tests and again another two days later for another reading for delayed reactions. Patch testing is painless and involves placing small quantities of each allergen being tested under a “patch”. No needles or pricking of the skin are involved, so even children are cooperative. A detailed report is sent to the referring physician, and all patients receive printed educational material and personal counseling about their positive tests.

If you are interested in being patch tested, please contact your dermatologist, allergist, or occupational medicine physician and have them fax the form below.

Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic

Location: Providence – Rhode Island Hospital

Hours: Last Monday of every month

Phone: (401) 444-7959

Fax: (401) 444-7144

Welcome to the Brown Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program. Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care to patients with a wide range of cutaneous lymphomas–including B cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, and Sezary syndrome. Our services include consultations, phototherapy, infusion therapy, clinical trials, and children’s treatments. Patients are seen only on referral from a physician. Any notes, biopsy reports, or other information should be faxed to the office by the referring provider.

Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program

Location: Providence – Rhode Island Hospital, Lifespan Cancer Institute
Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month, 1pm – 5pm
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Time: Every Wednesday, 12pm – 1pm. Tumor board is held in person at Rhode Island Hospital, but virtual participation is available for clinicians that cannot participate in person.
Phone: (401) 270-1870
Fax: (401) 444-7144

Due to constant advances in our ability to diagnose and manage  cancer, patients with advanced or complex skin cancer face an increasingly complex array of options for their care. To help streamline the care process, the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program supports referring providers in caring for patients with complex skin cancers, to include melanoma, keratinocyte (basal cell and squamous cell) carcinomas, and other non-melanoma skin cancers. This program includes experts in Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Dermatology, Radiation Oncology, and Dermatopathology, along with other specialists when needed. Our specialists have the expertise and experience with advanced or complex skin cancer to form a comprehensive management plan for patients at any stage of disease. 
If you would like to be seen by us, please ask your provider to send a referral to our team. Once a referral is received, it is reviewed by our tumor board leadership team and you will be scheduled to see the appropriate provider or providers based on national guidelines of care. To streamline the process, we attempt to consolidate visits with the needed specialists when possible. Depending on the severity of a patient’s disease, we may discuss your information at our weekly multidisciplinary tumor board to determine the best course of action.
Note: Patient’s with cutaneous lymphoma should be seen in the cutaneous lymphoma clinic.

The Skin and Musculoskeletal Center (SAM)

Location: Providence – Rhode Island Hospital
Hours: Wednesday afternoons
Phone: (401) 383-6504
Fax: (401) 444-7144

The Skin and Musculoskeletal Center (SAM) is a new center envisioned by the collaboration of Dr. Abrar Qureshi and Dr. Anthony Reginato. This multidisciplinary clinic is dedicated to the care of adult and pediatric patients with combined skin and rheumatologic disorders and gives the patients a unique opportunity to be managed in a multidisciplinary setting. The center offers specialized care, diagnosis and management for patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, cutaneous and systemic lupus, pyoderma gangrenosum, systemic sclerosis and localized scleroderma, dermatomyositis, vasculitis and vasculopathic disorders, and sarcoidosis. The center has access to a variety of in-house treatment options including biologics, infused medications with access to infusion centers across Rhode Island, comprehensive phototherapy treatments, and musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis and therapy. Patients will receive an informational packet to let them know what to expect the day of the appointment and what information they will need to bring with them on the day. We will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. To make this appointment valuable for your patients please have your provider send any pertinent records, i.e. pathology results, imaging results, etc. Your provider will receive comprehensive notes and a copy of the assessment and plan for your patients once the appointment is complete.

Transplant Clinic

Location: Providence – Rhode Island Hospital
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Mornings
Phone: (401) 444-7959
Fax: (401) 444-7144

Dr. Robinson-Bostom follows complicated solid organ transplant recipients. Photography, documentation, and management of skin cancers, cutaneous infections, and unique dermatoses seen in this population is emphasized. If you would like to be seen please have your provider send a referral to this clinic.

PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT)

Location: Providence – Miriam Hospital
Hours: Monday, Tuesday
Phone: (401) 444-7959
Fax: (401) 808-6470

BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is indicated for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratoses. Actinic Keratosis (AKs) is the most common precancer. AKs are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin that are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) such as sunlight. AKs are often called “sun spots”. They occur most often on areas such as the face, scalp and ears. They can range in color from skin tones to reddish brown. They can be as small as a pinhead or larger than a quarter. Frequent skin examinations are the key to early detection and prevention. Levulan® PDT Topical Solution is applied to the AK. The solution is then absorbed by the AK cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.

Excimer Laser

Location: Warwick
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 8:30am–4:30pm
Phone: (401) 444-7959
Fax: (401) 738-3857

The XTRAC® Velocity Excimer Laser is an exciting new treatment for psoriasis. The XTRAC® Velocity laser is designed to provide fast, effective relief from dry, itchy and unsightly psoriasis lesions. Using a carefully focused beam of laser light delivered through an advanced technology light guide device, the XTRAC® Excimer Laser system can treat psoriasis lesions quickly and effectively. The XTRAC® Laser concentrates the light only on the psoriasis lesion, allowing the physician to deliver high doses necessary for rapid clearing while minimizing exposure of health skin. Individual results will vary depending on the body surface affected. Most patients experience significant improvement in as few as 6 to 10 treatments and clearance in 10 to 20 depending on the severity.

Hair Clinic

Location: South Kingstown
Hours: Tuesday morning
Phone: (401) 444-7959
Fax: (401) 738-3857

The Hair Clinic is a regional referral service for the evaluation and treatment of all hair disorders and access to clinical trials. The center is led by Dr. Carlos Wambier. Please send any pertinent records, including pathology reports, photographs, labs, and clinic notes.

Skin of Color Clinic

Location: TMH
Hours: Wednesday afternoon, Monthly
Phone: (401) 444-7959
Fax: (401) 444-7144

The Skin of Color Clinic is a regional referral service for the evaluation and treatment of diseases occurring in patients with skin of color. We offer expertise and treatment options that consider the unique needs of these patients including the diagnosis and treatment of diseases more likely to occur in this patient population. The center is led by Dr. Elnaz Firoz. Please send any pertinent records, including pathology reports, photographs, labs, and clinic notes.