Our Staff

All professionals at Carolina Skin Surgery Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

About Marc Carruth, M.D.

Dr. Marc R. Carruth is the Director of Carolina Skin Surgery Center. Dr. Carruth received his M.D. degree from Duke University where he graduated with highest honors in 1993 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Carruth completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and a Dermatology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he was chief resident. Dr. Carruth completed his Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery fellowship at Baptist Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Carruth is known for his personable bedside manner and has been providing excellent care to patients in the Charlotte region since 1997. He has performed thousands of Mohs micrographic procedures during his tenure.

At this time, Dr. Carruth is only accepting new patients that are referred by another provider for biopsy-proven skin cancer treatment.

Dr. Carruth has the additional distinction of being among the first to achieve certification in the Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery subspecialty, demonstrating that he meets the high standards of knowledge and skill and is dedicated to life-long learning in the field. Dr. Carruth was also recently recognized as a North Carolina Top Doctor in 2021.

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology
  • Board Certified, Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
  • Member, North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member, North Carolina Dermatology Association
  • Member, Charlotte Dermatology Society
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Medical Society

About Kristen Bush, PA-C

Kristen Bush, PA-C joined our practice in October 2016. We are proud to have her as a part of our team.

Kristen received her Master of Science in Medicine and graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest in 2014. She has a passion for helping patients and we are very excited to have her join our team.

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Dermatology Society
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Metrolina Association of Physician Assistants
  • Mecklenburg Medical Society