Dr. Carrick Burns, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist & Board Certified Mohs Surgeon
Raised in Newport, Oregon, Dr. Burns spent 20 years living and working around the world, and he is honored to be back in his home state serving fellow Oregonians.
Dr. Burns graduated from University of Washington with a degree in Bioengineering. After completing medical school at Tulane University, he spent 12 years on active duty in the US Navy. Highlights of his military career include serving as a Naval Flight Surgeon with a Marine helicopter squadron, being the sole Navy Dermatologist in mainland Japan for three years, and teaching dermatology residents while faculty at Naval Medical Center San Diego. While in San Diego, he ran a large laser clinic and performed over 1,000 laser procedures a year.
After completing his military service, Dr. Burns completed a rigorous Mohs fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, a global leader in cancer treatment and research. In addition to gaining experience treating the most challenging skin cancers, he was involved with clinical trials studying the next generation of cancer treatment, immunotherapy and targeted therapy, for locally advanced and unresectable skin cancers. He is thrilled to bring cutting-edge care to the Willamette Valley.
Dr. Burns practices full scope dermatology, including general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. His emphasis is on pragmatic, patient-centered, and evidence-based care. Although he loves all aspects of Dermatology, he has strong interests in skin cancer, lasers, scar management, and skin surgery. Dr. Burns is a passionate educator having been recognized with teaching awards, and he thoroughly enjoys helping patients understand their medical issues and developing effective treatment plans.
In his personal time, Dr. Burns enjoys managing toddlers (he is a father of three), exploring the great outdoors, traveling, and trying the wonderful food available throughout the state. After 20 years, he is happy to once again call Oregon home.