About Me

I am a dermatologist with my primary focus being 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

Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Wright State University School of Medicine

Riverside Methodist Hospital

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

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.

479 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 Dec 09, 2019

    Dr. Carr was excellent.

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2019

    Dr. Carr is very knowledgeable and skilled, as expected. His pleasant and caring demeanor was icing on the cake. Such a wonderful gentleman!

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2019

    Quite professional with respect to understandable language of MOHS surgery. In addition brief questions about family, personal activities & future plans is any. Lastly, dr. projected confidence in procedure.

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

    He seemed to be very thorough and kind.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

    Excellent surgeon.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2019

    Dr. Carr takes as much time as needed to explain the procedure and follow up care. He is compassionate and cares.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2019

    Dr.Carr was very respectful to me and to my husband during the initial consultation.

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    I think Dr. David Carr is a very good doctor. He has taken 4 or 5 cancers off of me & he got it the first time, every time.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    Great person.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    Very professional and talented doctor!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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