Christopher Chu, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist, Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Specialties: Dermatopathology, Medical Dermatology, Skin Cancer Treatments
Location(s): Pflugerville, Southwest Austin
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I was born in Arlington, Texas to two Taiwanese immigrants who moved here to pursue the American dream. After graduating high school in Austin, I stuck around at UT Austin, double majoring in Plan II Liberal Arts and Neurobiology.  College is when I really fell in love with Science. I loved teaching, to understand concepts deeply, and satisfied this craving by tutoring other students in biology, chemistry, and physics. Trying to keep an open mind, I studied abroad, learning about alternative medicine in Kunming, China. Afterward, I trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, then a Dermatology residency at Penn State in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Wanting to treat my patients as comprehensively as possible, I completed a dermatopathology fellowship to help me read skin biopsies. I then managed to convince a special girl to move back with me to Austin to build a life together.  

In my free time, my wonderful fiancée and I love trying new recipes, hiking the most strenuous trails we can find, and doting on our spoiled black Labrador, Poppy. I also love reading, snowboarding, and rock climbing. I have the unique pleasure to have a fiancée who is also a Dermatologist, and our guilty pleasure is really nerding out over new breakthroughs and studies in Dermatology journals. 

My special interests include complex medical dermatology, dermatopathology, and hair loss disorders.

Education:
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Dermatopathology Fellowship

Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Dermatology Residency

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Internship

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Doctor of Medicine

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology
Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Honors

Memberships:
American Medical Association
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatopathology
International Society of Dermatopathology