Christopher Zachary

Christopher Zachary
, MD

Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
Dermatologic Surgery
Mohs Surgery
Skin Cancer
Laser Surgery, Fraxel, Smoothbeam, CoolTouch

UC Irvine Health Dermatology Center
Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-0606
UC Irvine Health Dermatology Services
101 The City Drive South
Pavilion III, Building 29
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7070
Certifications
  • Royal College of Physicians, UK, Dermatology
  • Royal College of Physicians, UK, Internal Medicine
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Dermatologic laser surgery
  • Cosmetic treatments
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Laser surgery, skin rejuvenation
  • Skin cancer, Mohs surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Botox
  • Botulinum toxin, fillers
  • Botox, Restylane, injectables, skin care & lasers
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
Royal Free Hospital School Of Medicine
Internship
Royal Free Hospital
Residency
Guys and St. Thomas' Hospitals, Institute of Dermatology
Whittington Hospital, London
Fellowship
University Of Michigan, Department Of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
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. A professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at UC Irvine, Zachary is a frequent speaker at national and international symposia and is often contact by the media (e.g., NY Times, CNN, 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 was born in Yorkshire, England. After completing medical school at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London, he trained in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. At the Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St. Thomas' Hospitals, he gained an interest in dermatological surgery. He completed his formal dermatological surgical education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 

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 chair of the Department of Dermatology at the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine.

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