Dr. Carranza is the founder and medical director of Dermatology & Skin Cancer Consultants and is dedicated to comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology in West Tennessee. Dr. Carranza is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, and a clinical assistant professor in family medicine at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is a nationally recognized educator and consultant in the field of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Carranza moved to Jackson, TN from Los Angeles, CA in 2008 and became the first fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon to practice in this area. She has years of dermatologic surgical experience and has performed thousands of Mohs and reconstructive cases. Dr. Carranza takes pride in providing excellent service and dermatologic care to her patients. She treats patients for all skin-related conditions and specializes in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Carranza also has extensive experience with various cosmetic and anti-aging procedures, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and Kybella. Dr. Carranza brings an important perspective to cosmetic dermatology as a woman and physician. She only offers treatments that have worked for her, and she continually reviews breaking research and undergoes training to expand her expertise. She received the “Bella Diamond” award in 2015 for her expert skill and her achievements in the aesthetic field.
Dr. Carranza is married to Michael McGillen, and when she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and their 10-year-old Lab, Jack. She strives to give back through philanthropic work in the Jackson community and its nonprofit organizations, as well as through her dedication to melanoma research.
Dermatology & Skin Cancer Consultants, PLLC, Humboldt, TN
Medical Director, 8/2011 – Present
The Jackson Clinic P.A., Jackson, TN
Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, 8/2008 – 8/2011
University of California, Los Angeles
Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Procedural Dermatology Fellow, 2007 – 2008
Dermatology Residency, 2004 – 2007
White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles
Internal Medicine Internship, 2003 – 2004
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Physiological Sciences, 1997
UCLA Department of Internal Medicine Division of Dermatology, Michael S. Kolodney, M.D., Ph.D. Medical Student Research Scholar, 2001 – 2003
UCLA Department of Family Medicine and Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, Michael Wada, M.D., M.P.H., David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, 2007
Lectures and Presentations
Other Honors and Awards
96 Physicians Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
So glad someone recommended Dr Carranza and staff to me! I have had the BEST care I know I could possibly get here. Everyone there goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable at every visit! I would highly recommend them to anyone with any type of skin issues! Also to Nurse Brittany for being so sweet and compassionate towards me as a patient!
Very satisfied with Dr. Carranza's medical knowledge and skills and her treatment of patients.
I am a new patient at this clinic and I was very impressed at how quickly I was able to get an appointment and how quickly they saw me once I arrived. I didn't wait long maybe 10 min to see the Doc. The staff was very nice and helpful and the Doc was so sweet and professional. I have moved all my dermatological care to this clinic and I am so glad I did! 😊
There is no other skin cancer physician, Moh’s surgeon or dermatologist I trust more. I first met Dr. Carranza over 11 years ago before her private practice. I was in a very fragile state and that’s the day she impacted my life forever. My skin cancer journey began a little over 15 years ago in my mid 20’s. I have seen other dermatologist’s and Moh’s surgeon’s in Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville- she is by far the most incredible. Her compassion, knowledge, professionalism, bedside manner is unparalleled to anyone. Sincerely, there is no other person I trust more with my skin cancer journey or skincare needs. Dr. Carranza is most thorough in every exam and procedure. She is persistent in advocating for her patients. She will take her time, listen and explain in a way you will understand. Many doctors these days lack empathy, not her. I noticed that from day one, she genuinely cares. You can tell that this field is a true love and passion. You will see that trait almost immediately after meeting with Dr. Carranza. Let me say this, I hate that people have posted they are upset because they had to wait. Moh’s surgery is not like going through a fast food restaurant. It is a procedure that takes time. You want your surgeon to take that time - making sure those margins are indeed clear. On that note if you do wait a little longer, have comfort because she will take her time with you. Her appointments are not like quickly cooking and flipping a burger to get to the next one. I promise she will impact your life in a positive manner. Trust her expertise and she will guide you in whatever dermatological needs you may have in your life. Dr. Carranza is bar none!
I went to see Patricia Booher for a small spot on my face that had begun to show signs of change. She and all the staff were friendly and professional. Turned out to be malignant. It was removed and healed quickly. Not only would I recommend this office and would use them again, but I already have been back with a place on my arm that turned out to be benign. And I will return if the occasion arises again.