Dr. Max Gratrix joined Carson Dermatology in 2017 after serving fifteen years on active duty in the United States Army. He received his medical degree as an honor graduate from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland and completed his internship and dermatology residency at Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Centers in San Antonio, Texas, where he received comprehensive training in medical and surgical dermatology.
After residency Dr. Gratrix joined the teaching staff at the Walter Reed dermatology residency training program in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for seven years. He held numerous leadership positions including Chief of Procedural Dermatology with oversight of residents on complex surgical, cosmetic, and laser procedures.
He was selected to serve as the executive medicine dermatology consultant, where he was the primary dermatology provider for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and senior leaders of the military. He completed two deployments to combat zones as a battalion surgeon.
Dr. Gratrix is board certified in both Dermatology and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (Mohs Surgery). He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery.