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 UCI Health School of Medicine.