We welcome your interest and hope to provide you with answers to your specific questions, as well as, offer a comprehensive sense of the character of our program.

The primary goal of our Department is to provide residents in training and Brown Medical Students a superior educational and service experience in the discipline of Dermatology.

Our faculty is committed to helping each trainee develop lifelong learning skills to achieve individual excellence in patient care, education, and research. As an integral part of our approach to your professional and personal growth, we place particular emphasis on upholding the qualities of respect, integrity, intellectual curiosity, good judgment, and patient sensitivity and advocacy - all to assure you are ready to confidently face the challenges that may appear long after your training is complete. The department currently has 12 residents led by the program director, Dr. John Kawaoka, and the dermatology education and residency coordinator, Karen MediciBrown is proud to have the Brown Minority House Staff Association (BMHSA), for more information about the BMHA, please click here.

The Department of Dermatology is dedicated to maintaining exceptional academic programs in which residents, fellows, students, and faculty work closely together, promoting the best possible care of patients while preserving an optimal educational environment.


Abrar A. Qureshi, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Dermatology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University