Charles J. McDonald, M.D.
Professor and Founding Chairman
Department of Dermatology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Charles J. McDonald, M.D., a member since 1993, is Professor and Founding Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, and Physician-in-Chief of Dermatology at the Rhode Island Hospital. A former president of both the American Cancer Society and the American Dermatological Association, he is internationally recognized for his research on cutaneous lymphomas, skin cancers, and psoriasis. He is a trustee of the Lifespan Health Care Corporation of Rhode Island. A past president of the New England Dermatological Society, he has served on the boards of: the American Academy of Dermatology; the First National Advisory Board of the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases; the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Pharmacological Sciences Review Committee; and a number of other professional associations.
Long active in civic affairs, he was a trustee of the Providence Public Library for 25 years, Citizens Bank for 22 years, and a past member of the Rhode Island State Board of Education. He earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from North Carolina A&T State University, an M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and an M.D. degree with highest distinction from the Howard University College of Medicine.
He is the recipient of numerous professional and civic awards including the Distinguished Alumni Award, 1983, from the Howard University College of Medicine; Howard University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Medicine and Community Affairs, 2005; and the Morehouse College “Candle Award” for Achievements in Medicine, 2005..