Dr. Carina Woodruff is a board-certified dermatologist who cares for patients with a wide variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, benign growths, moles, skin cancer, and autoimmune or infectious skin diseases. She has a special interest in contact and occupational dermatitis and specializes in patch testing, a technique used to identify chemicals that can cause rashes on the skin. She believes in a holistic approach to skin care, considering how mental health, overall wellness, work, and environmental exposures can impact the course and treatment of skin conditions.
She is the Director of the Epiphany Skin Allergy Institute in Dallas, Texas. Before joining Epiphany, Dr. Woodruff was an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco where she was also Associate Director of the Contact Dermatitis Unit and Director of Medical Student Education. Her formal educational training includes:
- Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) – BA, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience (Summa Cum Laude)
- Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, CT) – Medical School
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Oakland, CA) – Internal Medicine Internship
- University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Dermatology Residency
Dr. Woodruff’s ongoing involvement in research has facilitated a host of publications in major dermatology journals. She enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has lectured at international conferences. She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and an active member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS), where she serves on the committee of health policy.
Dr. Woodruff is originally from São Paolo, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. She grew up in Orlando, Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Dallas, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her husband, daughter, son, and her two King Charles Spaniels.