Christopher Zachary

Christopher B. Zachary, MD


MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Clinical Interests

Dermatologic laser surgery, Cosmetic treatments, Cosmetic surgery, Laser surgery, skin rejuvenation, skin cancer, Mohs surgery, melanoma, Botox, Botulinum toxin, fillers, Restylane, injectables, skin care & lasers

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  • English
Medical School
Royal Free Hospital School of MedicineMBBS
Royal Free Hospital - Enfield District/Hampstead CampusMedicine/Surgery
King George HospitalInternal Medicine
St.Thomas's HospitalDermatology
University of Minnesota Hospital & ClinicsDermatology
Royal College of Physicians and SurgeonsMRCP
University of Michigan HospitalsDermatologic Surgery
Washington UniversityDermatology
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Dermatology, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), 2008
  • Leon Goldman Memorial Award, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 2009
  • Sturge-Weber Foundation honoree, 2009
  • Harold O Perry Lectureship, Noah Worcester Society, 2009
  • ASDS Teaching Award for Excellence, Washington D.C., 2011
  • Honorary President, Anti-Aging World Congress, Monaco, 2011
  • America's Top Doctors (cosmetic dermatology, Mohs surgery, skin cancer, skin laser surgery), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012
  • Best Doctors in America® (Dermatology), 2011-2013, 2015, 2016
More Information

Dr. Christopher Zachary is a dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer and reconstruction, cosmetic and laser surgery. His clinical interests include dermatologic laser surgery, cosmetic treatments and surgery, skin rejuvenation, skin cancer, mohs surgery, melanoma, Botox, botulinum toxin and the full range of injectable fillers.

Zachary completed medical school at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London, and trained in internal medicine and dermatology. At the Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St. Thomas' Hospitals, he became interested in dermatological surgery, and completed dermatological surgical education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Zachary returned to London to set up the first Mohs and laser skin surgery practice. In 1988, he became director of the University of Minnesota's Cutaneous Surgery and Laser Center. In 1997, he became a clinical professor and co-director of the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center at UC San Francisco Medical Center. In 2005, he accepted the position as professor and went on to serve 15 years as chair of the Department of Dermatology at the UCI School of Medicine.

Zachary is a frequent speaker at national and international symposia and is often contact by national media (e.g., the New York Times, CNN, the Today Show) for commentary about dermatologic issues and treatments. He is a past president of the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons. An educational innovator, he has written and edited numerous papers and books.

He sees patients in Irvine and Newport Beach.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Botulinum toxins
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Fillers
  • Laser skin surgery
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin cancer

UCI Health Dermatology Center
Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-0606
Fax: 855-209-8413
UCI Health — Newport Beach
2161 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-386-5700
Fax: 833-623-5063