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Christopher Zachary

Christopher B. Zachary, MD


Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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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  • Board Certification Waiver,
  • 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 B. Zachary is a UCI Health dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer and reconstruction, as well as cosmetic and laser surgery. His clinical interests include dermatologic laser surgery, skin cancer, mohs surgery, melanoma and aesthetic treatments, including skin rejuvenation, botulinum toxin and the full range of injectable fillers.

He completed medical school at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London, in the United Kingdom, where he received training in internal medicine and dermatology. At the Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St. Thomas' Hospitals in London, he became interested in dermatological surgery. He subsequently completed training in dermatological surgical 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 professor and co-director of the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center at the UC San Francisco Medical Center. In 2005, he accepted the position as professor at the UCI School of Medicine and went on to serve 15 years as chair of its Department of Dermatology.

He 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.

Zachary sees patients in Irvine, Laguna Hills 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
850 Health Sciences Road, 2nd floor
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-0606
Fax: 949-824-1461
UCI Health — Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-238-4100
Fax: 866-251-1363
UCI Health — Newport Beach
2161 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-386-5700
Fax: 833-623-5063