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. He cares for both children and adults. In his adult practice, Dr. Derderian has particular interest in cleft lip revision and cleft rhinoplasty for teenagers and adults. He also frequently performs facial cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and ear surgery. Dr. Derderian has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list annually from 2015 to 2021.
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 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 yielded over thirty publication in peer-reviewed journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, the Annals of Plastic Surgery, and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Dr. Derderian has also authored 16 book chapters on reconstructive and plastic surgery.
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.