Christopher Bunick MD, PhD

Instructor in Dermatology

Biographical Info

Dr. Christopher Bunick is an Instructor 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, as well as at the Yale Health Plan. 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 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

B.S.
Vanderbilt University (05/2000)
M.D./Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)
Internship
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine (2008 - 2009)
Residency
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

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

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