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 doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You 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

Training –

Surgery: Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Methodist Hospital

Dermatology: Boston University School of Medicine/Roger Williams Medical Center

Fellowships: Wound Healing of Dermatology, Roger Williams Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations: Roger Williams Medical Center

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatology Surgery

Faculty Position: 2005-2014, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine

Teaching Position: 2005-2014, Attending at Roger Williams Medical Center, Department of Dermatology




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

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

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine

Teaching Position: Staff Dermatologist at Roger Williams Medical Center



Laura Hilliard, PA-C

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


Education: MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Professional Licensure and Certification: Physician Assistant- Certified in Rhode Island, 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.

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Coastal Dermatology & Cosmetic Center