1539 Atwood Ave Suite 301
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 490-4515
fax (401) 490-4516
At Coastal Dermatology and Cosmetic Center, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the provider's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You will get this caring attitude from all the staff at Coastal Dermatology and Cosmetic Center every day. Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you. 

Linda Hua Zhou, MD FAAD 

Dr. Zhou is a board-certified dermatologist and surgeon who specializes in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
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

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

Laura Hilliard, PA-C

Laura Hilliard is a certified Physician Assistant who specializes in  Dermatology. 

Education: MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Professional Licensure and Certification: State of Rhode Island Physician Assistant, National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Affiliations: Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, The  Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants

Laura believes in providing evidence-based medicine, utilizing both  empathy and compassion towards her patients and their families.

Alicia Salisbury, FNP-C 

Alicia 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.

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