Meet Our Providers

At Coastal Derm & Cosmetic Center, we recognize that you have a choice of providers based both on expertise and personality. We are proud to have dermatologists who are not just experienced but also supportive and kind. In fact, you will receive attentive care from all the staff at Coastal Derm. Our team works together to ensure quality care, compassion and responsiveness. We look forward to getting to know you and caring for your skin!

Linda Hua Zhou, MD, FAAD

Zhou 2023

Dr. Linda (Hua) Zhou is the founder and dermatology physician at Coastal Derma & Cosmetic Center. Dr. Zhou has 20 years of experience as a board-certified dermatologist. She specializes in general medical and procedural dermatology. She believes the best part of her job is caring for individuals. 

Education: MD Hubei University of Chinese Medicine
Residency : Boston University School of Medicine/Roger Williams Medical Center
Surgical training: Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Methodist Hospital
Fellowships: Wound Care/ Healing, Roger Williams Medical Center
Hospital Affiliations: Roger Williams Medical Center
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatology Surgery

Su Luo, Surgical Director, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Luo 2023

Education: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program

Fellowship: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center/Harvard Dermatology- Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery

Board Certifications: Dermatology, Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (Mohs Surgery)

 Dr. Su Luo, FAAD, FACMS is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. We are happy to announce her joining Coastal Derm, coming from her prior position as Director of Dermatologic Surgery and teaching faculty at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. 

Dr. Luo specializes in procedural dermatology for treatment of skin cancer including excisions, Mohs surgery as well as other procedures such as benign growth removals, rhinophyma repair and nail procedures. She has expertise in the medical management of skin cancer and pre-cancers. Dr. Luo also enjoys injectable aesthetics and is now accepting new patients for toxin and filler treatments at Coastal Derm Medispa.

Laura Della Torre, MD, FAAD

Dr. Della Torre is a board-certified dermatologist and RI native who specializes in general dermatology.

Education: Brown University School of Medicine
Residency : University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hospital Affiliations: Roger Williams Medical Center
Professional Affiliations: The American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the New England Dermatological Society and The Rhode Island Dermatology Society

Alicia Vatter, FNP-C

Alicia 2023

Alicia Vatter (Salisbury) is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Dermatology.

Education: Regis College, Weston, MA
Professional Licensure and Certification: State of Rhode Island Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Professional Affiliations: Dermatology Nurses Association, The NP Alliance of Rhode Island

Alicia first received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. However, while working at Coastal Dermatology, alongside Dr. Zhou, she developed a passion for patient care. She then returned to Regis College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and eventually a Master of Science in Nursing.

Michael A Bharier, PhD, MD, FAAD

Dr b Dr. Bharier is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in general dermatology.

Education : MD – The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
PhD –Microbiology - University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center
Fellowship: Pediatric dermatology – Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Hospital Affiliations: Rhode Island Hospital; Providence VA Medical Center
Academic Appointment: Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Brown University
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology; New England Dermatological
Society; Rhode Island Dermatology Society; Pacific Dermatologic Association; Alpha Omega

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