Dr. Max Gratrix joined Carson Dermatology in 2017 after serving eleven 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 and several training missions including a study of tropical diseases along the Amazon River in Peru.
Dr. Gratrix is board certified in Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, reading, and playing guitar.