Carter Grine, MD

GrineDr. Grine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Grine has been associated with Pinehurst Dermatology since July 1997.





Elena M. Avila, PA-C

Elena Avila PA-C attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She went to graduate school at Duke University Medical Center where she earned her Physicians Assistant Certification and Masters in Health Sciences in 1998. She is knowledgeable in a wide range of medical surgical and cosmetic dermatology for all age groups. Elena Avila, PA-C has been associated with Pinehurst Dermatology since June 2005.





Catherine Heather Kitchens, PA-C

Catherine Heather Kitchens, PA-C, recently moved to the Pinehurst area from Georgia, but is an original native of North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1992. She then went on to earn her Masters of Medical Science from the Emory University Physician Assistant Program in 1996. Ms. Kitchens first began work in the field of internal medicine and has worked in the dermatology field since 2009. Her primary focus is general dermatology with interests in skin cancer and psoriasis, among others. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), in addition to being certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). When she is not practicing dermatology, she enjoys traveling to national parks and volunteering in the community. She resides in Pinehurst with her husband, Cliff, a cardiothoracic surgeon, along with their three children,
Emma, 18, Evelyn, 16, and Will, 12.