Christopher Derderian, M.D.

Christopher Derderian, M.D.

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Nose & Sinus Surgery


Christopher Derderian, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. An expert in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Derderian specializes in craniofacial surgery. He practices at both UT Southwestern and Children’s Health Dallas, where he treats pediatric patients with congenital deformities such as cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, craniofacial microsomia, and microtia.

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 faculty at UT Southwestern and received his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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 own research has been published in many peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, the Annals of Plastic Surgery, the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he has authored chapters on reconstructive and plastic surgery in numerous textbooks. 

Dr. Derderian was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018.

Personal Note

He is married to Courtney Derderian, M.D., a pediatric anesthesiologist, and they have two children, Claire and Corinne. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys golfing, biking, and cooking.

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Meet Dr. Derderian

Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon

Christopher Derderian, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. As an expert in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery specializing in craniofacial surgery, he treats patients with cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, craniofacial (hemifacial) macrosomia, and a variety of related conditions.

He is widely recognized for his expertise in facial cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and ear reconstruction.

In addition to treating adults at UT Southwestern, Dr. Derderian is part of the pediatric cleft and craniofacial team at Children’s Health Dallas.

Maximizing Both Function and Appearance

Having performed a vast number of complex skull and facial reconstructive surgeries has given Dr. Derderian a unique perspective and skill for addressing patients’ aesthetic concerns and goals.

Cleft rhinoplasty is a perfect example of how Dr. Derderian brings meticulous attention to aesthetic details while performing medically reconstructive procedures that maximize both function and appearance.

Children are not the only ones dealing with facial anomalies, and Dr. Derderian frequently cares for adult patients with cleft lip and palate or other congenital facial anomalies. He notes that these patients often feel like they don’t have qualified experts to turn to because resources at children’s hospitals aren’t available to them.

Fortunately, with his extensive experience in adult cleft rhinoplasty, ear reconstruction for microtia, adult otoplasty, and other craniofacial conditions, Dr. Derderian is an exception to the rule and able to offer relief to patients of all ages. 

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Education & Training
  • 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

Clinical Focus

  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Nose & Sinus Surgery
  • Ear Surgery

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at Outpatient Building 1801 Inwood Road, 5th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
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