Christopher Bunick MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of and Instructor in Dermatology

Biographical Info

Dr. Christopher Bunick is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, specializing in general medical dermatology and dermatologic surgery. He also performs unique dermatologic research studying the three-dimensional structures of skin-related proteins using x-ray crystallography. He sees patients at Yale Dermatology Associates in Middlebury, CT. Dr. Bunick provides care of patients with all dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Bunick received his B.S. at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His PhD research studied the three-dimensional structures of calcium-binding proteins and proteins involved in the skin disease xeroderma pigmentosum. He completed medical internship, dermatology residency, and a dermatology research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT). He performs laboratory research with Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas A. Steitz, with the goal of using x-ray crystallography to better understand the structure-function relationship of proteins involved in normal and diseased skin.

Education & Training

Vanderbilt University (05/2000)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine (2008 - 2009)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dermatology (2009 - 2012)
Dermatology Research Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine, Dermatology (2012 - 2013)
Board Certification
Dermatology, Board Certified  (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Career Development Award (Year 3)
    Dermatology Foundation (2015)
  • Career Development Award (Year 2)
    Dermatology Foundation (2014)
  • Bayer Lindau Fellow at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau Germany
    Bayer Science & Education Foundation (2014)
  • Career Development Award
    Dermatology Foundation (2013)
  • Preliminary Year Intern of the Year
    Dept. of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Missouri Valley Conference Soccer Scholar-Athlete: First Team, Men's Varsity Soccer, Vanderbilt University
    Missouri Valley Conference Collegiate Soccer (1998)
  • Dermatology Investigator Research Fellowship
    Dermatology Foundation (2012)
  • The Dean’s Award for Research
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Undergraduate Research
    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program (1999)
  • John G. Coniglio Prize in Biochemistry
    Dept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Leon W. Cunningham Graduate Student Biochemistry Award
    Dept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2004)

Edit Profile