About Me

I am 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 am very proud of 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 the patient population, utilizing the newest and best techniques for overall skin care.

I’m an assistant professor in the Division of Dermatology, where I serve as the residency program’s assistant director as well as the director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. My research focuses primarily on post-operative scar formation and the evaluation tools of post-operative scars.

I am privileged to be able to help patients through their diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, providing each patient with an individualized care program that is tailored to their specific needs and utilizes a team approach. The team atmosphere at the OSUCCC – James is wonderful. For more complicated cases, we have a tumor board that joins multiple specialties across the medical system, allowing us to give patients the best possible care.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

566 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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 Aug 06, 2020

    Dr. Carr knows what he is doing AND for most people he would be excellent. I have severe anxiety issues.

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2020

    I am in awe of Dr. Carr. He performed a Mohs procedure on the tip of my nose. A small area to work. Very delicate area, strived to give me the best end result for as little scarring as possible. Explained every step in detail. Drew a picture to explain how he planned on closing up my wound.

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

    I was kept comfortable and informed the entire time of my visit.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    Top Notch ,I had Mohs surgery and Dr.Carr was great explained everything so it totally put me at ease

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

    most competent and good bedside manner

  • Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

    Confident for good outcome.

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

    Everyone was courteous and nice

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

    He was/is very talented enough though in what was done. Assured ie what would be happening.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Carr has reported no relationships with companies or entities.