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Dr. Carla Retief, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Read her story
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Dr. Retief's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Retief "Born with an artistic eye and an innate passion to help others, Dr. Carla Retief, leads an accomplished and respected staff at The Retief Skin Center, located in Nashville, Tennessee. The Huntingdon, Tennessee native graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1989 from Vanderbilt University where she attended on an academic scholarship. Retief obtained her medical degree from The University of Tennessee Memphis, again receiving her degree Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation, Retief became an invaluable addition to the Internal Medicine team at Northwestern Medical Center and Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital during her dermatology residencies, both in Chicago, Illinois. She excelled in the advanced surgical management of skin disorders, reconstructive surgery and laser surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s becoming the chief resident in dermatology in her final year in residency in 1998. Upon completion of her residency, she was selected as one of the top dermatologists in the world to begin a Mohs Micographic Surgery Fellowship, emphasing on skin oncology, Mohs Micrographic, Laser and Reconstructive Surgery. The fellowship, approved by the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, was completed in 1999 at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. During this fellowship under the guidance of then President of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, she performed over 1000 Mohs Surgery and Reconstructive cases in addition to hundreds of cosmetic and laser cases. Since 1999, Dr. Retief have been practicing and a leader in her field. The Middle Tennessee area is where she has built her uniquely poised practice. With her exceptional training and successful cases, she can offer many state of the art treatments for most skin conditions. She currently removes 800-1000 skin cancers per year using Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Additionally, she performs a variety of cosmetic procedures and surgeries under local anesthesia. Dr. Retief continues to be one of the leaders in the management of facial skin cancer and advanced minimally invasive cosmetic techniques, also performed with local anesthesia. She has been published in The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and The Achieves of Dermatology. Over the past 10 years, Dr Retief has developed her own line of prescription skincare product to effect radical changes in the appearance and overall health of skin over a short period of time. Her patented formula is curated in her laboratory in Nashville experiencing exponential growth each year that continues to introduce new and improved products to the line. Buffrx (by prescription only) will soon be made available to a select number of dermatology offices across the country. She is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Microscopic Surgery and Cucaneous Disease, American Society of Dermatological Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. As a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, as well as a member of the Tennessee Medical Association and the Tennessee Medical Association, she continues to provide insights and research in her fields of practice to her patience and the medical world. She has surgical privileges at two of Nashville’s top hospitals, Baptist and the Centennial Medical Center."
This content was provided by Dr. Retief ""Treat the cause, not the symptoms"
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our practice. We are dedicated to serving your needs and achieving quality results. Our goal is to provide a professional environment with the quality of care that you have come to expect in a medical practice. We are confident that our services and friendly staff will exceed your expectations and make you feel right at home."
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Fungal Nail Infection
Herpes Simplex Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Tag Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Medical School | Graduated 1994
Northwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed
Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed
The Medical University Of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Retief has no media or publications listed.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, Member
American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
American College of Mohs Microscopic Surgery and Cucaneous Disease, Fellow
American Society of Dermatological Surgery, Fellow