Christopher Derderian, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery at Children’s Health in Dallas and Plano. He is an assistant professor of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he also serves as associate director of the resident training program. As a member of the cleft lip and palate team and craniofacial team at Children’s Health, Dr. Derderian’s clinical practice is dedicated to caring for infants, children and adolescents who have cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis and other complex reconstructive needs related to both congenital and acquired craniofacial conditions.
Dr. Derderian received his plastic surgery training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the New York University Langone Medical Center. After residency, he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in the treatment of craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, distraction osteogenesis of the skull and facial bones and ear reconstruction for microtia.
Dr. Derderian’s research focuses on cranial vault distraction, cranial vault reconstruction and ear reconstruction. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles (view recent publications). He has traveled both nationally and internationally to present his research in craniofacial surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association.