Alastair Carruthers, MA, BM, BCh, FRCP(Lon), FRCPC, is Clinical Professor of Dermatology with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and is in private practice at The Carruthers Clinic in Vancouver. Along with his wife, Dr. Jean Carruthers, he is the author of Botulinum Toxin, 3rd Edition and Soft Tissue Augmentation, 3rd Edition, both titles in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series.
Dr. Carruthers received his medical degree from Brasenose College, Oxford, did his dermatology residency at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, and completed his graduate studies in dermatologic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
During his 20 years of practice, Dr. Carruthers has made several major contributions to the field of dermatology, the foremost being the use of BOTOX® for cosmetic applications, a discovery he made with his wife, Dr. Jean Carruthers, in 1987. He has over 100 published articles to his credit and has authored numerous books. He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Dermatological Association and the Canadian Dermatology Association, where he served as president from 1998 to 1999. In addition, he was president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery during 2006-2007. The American Academy of Dermatology recently awarded Dr. Alastair Carruthers and Dr. Jean Carruthers with the 2012 Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy of the Skin, recognizing the Carruthers’ introduction of botulinum toxin A for clinical use in dermatology.