- Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (2010-2011), Craniofacial Surgery
- Residency - New York University Medical Center (2007-2010), Plastic Surgery
- Residency - New York University Medical Center (2004-2007), General Surgery
- Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine (1998-2004)
- Fellowship - Weill Cornell Medical College - Faculty Affairs (2002-2003), Hematology Oncology
- Fellowship - New York University Medical Center (2001-2002), Reconstructive Surgery
Christopher Derderian, M.D.
- Plastic Surgery
- Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Christopher Derderian, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health Dallas. Dr. Derderian is an expert in craniofacial surgery, cleft lip repair, rhinoplasty, and ear surgery. These are also areas that are the focus of his clinical research.
Dr. Derderian earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Boston University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Honor Society. He performed his residency in plastic surgery at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, where he also served as Executive Chief Resident.
After completing advanced training in craniofacial surgery through a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Derderian joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2011. He received his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2012.
Dr. Derderian has traveled extensively to present his craniofacial surgery research at medical conferences around the world. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association. He serves on various national committees and is a reviewer for several medical journals.
His research has been published in many peer-reviewed publications, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, the Annals of Plastic Surgery, and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and he has authored numerous book chapters on reconstructive and plastic surgery.
Dr. Derderian has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list annually from 2015 to 2019.
He is married to Courtney Derderian, M.D., a pediatric anesthesiologist, and they have two children, Claire and Corinne, and a golden retriever, Blue. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys golfing, biking, and cooking.
Meet Dr. Derderian
Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon
Christopher Derderian, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health in Dallas, TX. As a craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Derderian specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the face in both children and adults. In his pediatric practice, Dr. Derderian cares for children with cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia and microtia as well as more rare congenital conditions such as Parry Romberg syndrome. Dr. Derderian is an expert in cranial vault remodeling, minimally invasive treatment of craniosynostosis, cleft lip repair, cleft rhinoplasty, ear reconstruction, otoplasty, septoplasty, and rhinoplasty.
Dr. Derderian brings his expertise in rhinoplasty, cleft rhinoplasty, and ear surgery to his adult practice where he frequently performs rhinoplasty and ear surgery. Adults with cleft lip and palate who are unhappy with their appearance often feel that they do not have options to improve their appearance. Dr. Derderian frequently performs cleft lip revision and cleft rhinoplasty for adult patients who were not satisfied with their appearance. He feels strongly that just because these patients have received some form of treatment as a child, does not mean that they should feel forced to accept and live with poor results. It is critical that these patients are cared for by surgeons who are experts in cleft surgery. Dr. Derderian also performs otoplasty, ear lobe reduction, and surgery to make ears smaller. He also frequently performs fat grafting for the treatment of Parry Romberg syndrome.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
- Dallas County Medical Society / Texas Medical Association
- Plastic Surgery Research Council
- Best Doctors 2015-2019, D Magazine
Surgical Treatment of Nonsyndromic Unicoronal Craniosynostosis.
Alford J, Derderian CA, Smartt JM The Journal of craniofacial surgery 2018 Mar
Discussion: Minimally Invasive, Spring-Assisted Correction of Sagittal Suture Synostosis: Technique, Outcome, and Complications in 83 Cases.
Derderian CA Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2018 Feb 141 2 434-436
A Three-Dimensional Study of Midfacial Changes Following Le Fort II Distraction With Zygomatic Repositioning in Syndromic Patients.
Smartt JM, Campbell C, Hallac R, Alford J, Derderian CA The Journal of craniofacial surgery 2017 Sep
Three-dimensional changes in head shape after extended sagittal strip craniectomy with wedge ostectomies and helmet therapy.
Chou PY, Hallac RR, Patel S, Cho MJ, Stewart N, Smartt JM, Seaward JR, Kane AA, Derderian CA Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 2017 Mar 1-6
Polyethylene Ear Reconstruction: A State-of-the-Art Surgical Journey.
Derderian CA Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 February 2018
Three-Dimensional Printing for Craniofacial Surgery: A Single Institution's 5-Year Experience.
Dumas BM, Nava A, Law HZ, Smartt J, Derderian C, Seaward JR, Kane AA, Hallac RR The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2018 Sep 1055665618798292
Behind the Black Box: The Evidence for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Warning about the Risk of General Anesthesia in Children Younger than 3 Years.
Derderian CA, Szmuk P, Derderian CK Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2017 Oct 140 4 787-792
Subcranial and orthognathic surgery for obstructive sleep apnea in achondroplasia.
Susarla SM, Mundinger GS, Kapadia H, Fisher M, Smartt J, Derderian C, Dorafshar A, Hopper RA, Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 2017 Dec 45 12 2028-2034
Eye Tracking as a Proxy for Perceptual Evaluation of Repaired Cleft Lip.
Warne CN, Hallac RR, Kane AA, Derderian CA, Seaward JR The Journal of craniofacial surgery 2018 Dec
Perioperative outcomes and management in midface advancement surgery: a multicenter observational descriptive study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.
Glover CD, Fernandez AM, Huang H, Derderian C, Binstock W, Reid R, Dalesio NM, Zhong J, Stricker PA, Paediatric anaesthesia 2018 08 28 8 710-718
- Surgical Treatment of Nonsyndromic Unicoronal Craniosynostosis.
- 3D Outcomes in Cranial Vault Reconstruction
- 3D and Functional Outcomes from Cleft Rhinoplasty
- Clinical Outcomes from Ear Surgery
- Cosmetic Facial Surgery
- Nose & Sinus Surgery
- Ear Surgery