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Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. Along with her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, she is the co-author of Botulinum Toxin, 3rd Edition and Soft Tissue Augmentation, 3rd Edition, both titles in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series.

Dr. Carruthers received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. She completed her post-residency studies in ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia and the University of California in San Francisco. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has authored more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters and has been invited to give many presentations worldwide on topics in cosmetic surgery.

With her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, she pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum A exotoxin and has remained at the forefront of research and teaching about this procedure. Dr. Carruthers has been profiled in numerous publications including Best Doctors in Canada, the New York TimesAllure magazine, Time, Newsweek, and Vogue.  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.

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