David Carr

David Carr, MD, MPH

  • MOHS - Micrographic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 263 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 119 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a dermatologist with a primary focus on cutaneous oncology. As a Mohs micrographic surgeon, I specialize in the surgical removal of multiple types of skin cancer as well as post-surgical reconstruction. Since many skin cancers occur on cosmetically sensitive areas such as the face, I’m very proud of our very low recurrence rates and the aesthetic outcomes we can achieve after surgery.

My other clinical area of interest is in transplant dermatology. Patients who have received a transplant are on immunosuppressive medications, and these medicines can dramatically increase the risk for skin cancers. In our transplant dermatology clinics, we strive to take excellent care of this patient population, utilizing the newest and best techniques for overall skin care.

I’m an associate professor in the Division of Dermatology, where I serve as the director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. My research focuses primarily on cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Our group examines the outcomes of patients diagnosed with this common skin cancer, and we’re working to understand tumor and patient factors that affect the behavior of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas.

I’m privileged to be able to help patients through their diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, providing each patient with an individualized care program that’s tailored to their specific needs and utilizes a team approach. For more complicated cases, we have a tumor board that combines multiple specialties across the medical system, allowing us to give patients the best possible care.
  • Best Doctors in America List 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Distinguished Service Award, The Ohio Dermatological Association 2020
  • Numerous articles published in top national dermatological journals; research interests in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, rare skin cancers and medical education
  • Over 100 local, state and national presentations

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Nevus, Intradermal
  • Nevus, Pigmented
  • Nevus
  • Skin Care
  • Moles

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/19/2002 - 6/11/2006


Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH

6/12/2006 - 6/30/2007


Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010


Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute, Chicago, IL

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Masters Degree

Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
7/6/2018 - 5/30/2020

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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263 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021


  • Reviewed on May 05, 2021

    Always happy and explains everything.

  • Reviewed on May 03, 2021

    really nice answered all my questions

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    Very efficient in collecting samples. Did great stitch work. Looks great even after a couple days.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    no issues

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

    I've always had good experience with Dr. Carr! He is very thorough in his job. He's friendly, kind, and concerned. Couldn't ask for a better doctor!

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

    Dr. Carr is always polite & does his job well. I recommend him all time.

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2021

    Very Good

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2021


  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2021

    Care provider provided COVID vaccine information (unrelated to problem).

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Carr has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Ohio Dermatological Association