Dafnis Carranza, M.D.

Dermatology & Skin Cancer Consultants
701 Medical Park Drive
Humboldt, TN 38343
Phone: (731) 784-4300
Fax: (731) 784-4308
Monday - Thursday, 8am – 6pm

Dr. Carranza moved to Jackson 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 cases.

She was raised in Los Angeles California and attended UCLA where she earned a bachelor’s degree in physiological sciences. At graduation she was awarded the Chancellor Service Award for her commitment to community service. She obtained her medical degree from the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she was recognized with the Edith and Carl Lasky Memorial Award for excellence in melanoma research. She continued her education at UCLA where she completed a dermatology residency and served as chief resident. After residency she obtained additional surgical training by completing a Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship at UCLA. She is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. For her continued dedication to serving others in 2009 she was awarded the President of United States Volunteer Service Award.

Dr. Carranza has received numerous honors and awards for her contribution to the field of Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery. She has been published multiple times in peer-reviewed medical journals, book chapters and has been invited to give presentations at academic dermatologic meetings in the US and abroad.

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 procedures including fillers, Botox, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy. Dr. Carranza is an expert consultant for Neutrogena, and has helped with the development and implentation of the state-of-the-art acne skin line SkinID.

For her work in dermatology and Mohs surgery she was recognized in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2011-2012 and was voted one of America’s Top Dermatologist in 2010 and 2011 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Dr. Carranza is married, when she is not working she enjoys watching movies, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family

WORK EXPERIENCE

The Jackson Clinic P.A., Jackson TN
Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, 8/2008-8/2011

TRAINING

University of California, Los Angeles
Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Procedural Dermatology Fellow

  • Trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, surgical reconstruction, lasers, and various cosmetic procedures including botox, fillers, peels and sclerotherapy
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Dermatology Residency

  • Chief Resident
  • UCLA Health Care STAR Recognition Award
  • White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles
    Internal Medicine Internship

    EDUCATION

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles

    M.D.
  • UCLA SOM Deans Scholar
  • Edith and Carl Lasky Memorial Award for Excellence in Research
  • American Dermatological Association Student Research Fellowship Recipient
  • UCLA SOM, Letter of Distinction- Foundations in Clinical Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    B.S. Physiological Sciences

  • UCLA Chancellors Service Award
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Lifetime Member
  • RESEARCH

    UCLA Department of Internal Medicine Division of Dermatology, Michael S. Kolodney, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Student Research Scholar

  • Investigated potential mechanisms by which RhoGTPases stimulate melanoma cell metastasis
  • 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.
    Researcher

  • Needs assessment research to determine barriers in obtaining health care services for the medically underserved community of Central City Garment District and Pico Union
  • PUBLICATIONS

  • Ke M., Moul D., Camouse M., Avram M., Carranza D., Soriano T., Lask G. Where Is It? The Utility of Biopsy-Site Photography. Dermatologic Surgery. 2010;36:198-202.
  • Carranza D., Young L. Successful Treatment of Metastatic Chron’s Disease with Cyclosporine. J Drugs Dermatol, 2008 Aug;7(8):789-91.
  • Carranza D., Chiu M., Haley J. Facial Porokeratosis. SKINMed 2008 Jan-Feb;7(1):51-52.
  • Soriano T., Beynet D., Carranza D. Laser Hair Removaln in Darker Racial Ethnic Groups, in Grimes PE et al. Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types, Philadelphia: Lippincott;2008:303-309.
  • Carranza D. Warts:New Solutions to an Old Problem. The Dermatology Report Summer 2007;1(1):26-29.
  • Iyer S., Carranza D., Kolodney M., Macgregor D., Chipps L., Soriano T. Evaluation of Procollagen I Deposition After Intense Pulsed Light Treatments at Varying Parameters in a Porcine Model. Journal of Cosmetic Laser Therapy 2007 Jun;9(2):75-8.
  • Collison E.A., Carranza D., Chen I.Y., Kolodney M.S. Isoprenylation is Necessary for the Full Invasive Potential of RhoA Over Expression in Human Melanoma Cells. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2002 Nov;119(5):1172-6.
  • LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

  • The Most Common Cancer. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Grand Rounds. Jackson, Tennessee. May 2009.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Papillomata Seen in Costello Syndrome. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. February 2008.
  • Fractional Photothermolysis For Melasma In Women with Skin Types IV-VI. 21st World Congress of Dermatology. Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 2007.
  • Where Is It? The Utility of Biopsy-Site Photography. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2007.
  • Multiple Hereditary Glomangiomas. California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA. September 2007; The LA Metropolitan Dermatological Society University Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2007.
  • Introduction to Dermatology. UCLA School of Dentistry. Los Angeles, CA. April 2007.
  • Vulvar Neoplasms. UCLA Dermatology Grand Rounds. Los Angeles, CA. February 2007.
  • Facial Porokeratosis. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. February 2007; California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. September 2006.
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C February 2007.
  • Autologous Platelet Concentrate in Granulating Defects of the Lower Extremities Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. February 2007; ACMMSCO Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. April 2006.
  • Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy and Disseminated MAC Infection. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 2006.
  • Costello Syndrome. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society University Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. February 2006.
  • Primary Cicatricial Alopecias. UCLA Dermatology Grand Rounds. LA, CA. September 2005.
  • Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy. Pacific Dermatologic Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. August 2005.
  • Parasitic Infections in Dermatology. UCLA Dermatology Grand Rounds. LA, CA. May 2005.
  • Diffuse Epidermolytic Palmoplantar Keratoderma. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society University Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. November 2004.
  • Signaling Through Rho GTPases Mediates Spongiotic Change. The Society for Investigative Dermatology. Los Angeles, CA. May 2002.
  • A Comparison of RhoA and RhoC on the Melanoma Cell Cytoskeleton. The Minority Trainee Research Forum. San Diego, CA. March 2002.
  • The Effect of RhoA on the Melanoma Cell Cytoskeleton. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Advances in Medical and Surgical Dermatology Symposium. New York, NY. December 2001.
  • Treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome with IV IgG. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society University Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. October 2001.
  • OTHER HONORS & AWARDS

  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2011-2012
  • Consumer’s Research Council of America, America’s Top Dermatologists, 2010
  • The President of the United States Volunteer Service Award, 2009
  • Members Making a Difference Award, American Academy of Dermatology, 2008
  • Leadership Circle for Volunteerism, American Academy of Dermatology, 2008
  • 21st World Congress of Dermatology Scholarship Recipient, 2007
  • Chilean Society of Dermatology and Venereology Scholarship Recipient, 2007
  • Skin Disease Education Foundation Education Award Recipient, 2007
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipient, 2006
  • ASDS Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award Recipient, 2006
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Renewal Retreat Resident Scholarship Recipient, 2006
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient, 2000 & 2001
  • UCLA SOM Representative for AMSA National Leadership Training Program, 1999

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