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Christopher Chu, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Board-Certified Dermatopathologist in Southwest Austin, Tx

Christopher Chu, MD, FAAD

Christopher Chu, MD, FAAD, is a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who practices at Pure Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Dr. Chu’s distinct practice is based on the commitment to ethical, transparent, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Chu is dedicated to providing a comprehensive spectrum of dermatologic services, specializing in both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Chu's dedication to honesty and trust extends to his work as a dermatopathologist at Sagis Diagnostics, where he specializes in the interpretation of skin biopsies, ensuring patients receive reliable diagnoses. His dual certification is a testament to his advanced understanding of various skin diseases.

Dr. Chu's educational background is marked by excellence, having graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors and a Bachelor of Science in neurobiology. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Continuing his commitment to excellence, Dr. Chu completed his transitional year internship at Virginia Mason in Seattle, Washington, and pursued his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He served as chief resident in the final year of his residency.

In 2020, Dr. Chu and his wife returned to their hometown of Austin, Texas, to raise their children among family and friends, reflecting his continued dedication to integrate into the local community.

Dr. Chu's contributions to dermatology are not limited to clinical practice. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, penned book chapters, and presented at national conferences. His passion for continuous learning is evident through his ongoing participation in conferences, ensuring that he can offer state-of-the-art medical and cosmetic dermatology to his patients.

Dr. Chu is an active member of respected organizations, including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP).

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Chu enjoys quality time with his three children and black Labrador. His hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and exploring different culinary traditions. His proficiency in both English and Mandarin allows him to connect with a wide range of patients, fostering trust and rapport.

Dr. Christopher Chu's dedication to integrity, transparency, and the well-being of his patients is evident in all aspects of his professional and personal life. He looks forward to the opportunity to build strong, trustworthy relationships with both new and existing patients at Pure Dermatology.



"Dr. Chu is a phenomenal dermatologist with awesome bedside manner! They really genuinely care about you and will take great care of you! Super recommend this place!" - QPNumber3

"From my first phone call to the final check out.. This was just perfect. The facility is beautiful. Doctor Chu and his team were awesome. Thank you so much. You made my day." -LIONEL M

"Dr. Chu is an amazing doctor. I had lipo 5 months ago and it was not healing well and my doctor tried everything but nothing worked. Honestly I had lost all hope and was cursing myself for doing lipo. With little hope i thought let me try a dermatologist this is how I met Dr.Chu. Today after 2 weeks i can say im all better and I owe it all to Dr.Chu. I strongly recommend him he is very attentive warm kind and so much more he will not disappoint." - Sanna Abbas

"I have never had a regular dermatologist and went to Dr. Chu for a free skin cancer screening. Fortunately did not have any skin cancer, but had a couple pre cancer spots frozen off. The entire staff is fantastic. Highest recommendation possible." 
"Dr. Chu was excellent, knowledgeable, professional and genuine caring"
"He took the appointment on time and did not rush the appointment. He explained everything thoroughly. The office was very nice, new and clean. The nurse assistant was also very nice. She gave me a shot that did not hurt. Dr. Chu took a biopsy which did not hurt. I kinda want to keep them a secret! They were great."