Christopher Gerard Bunick, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Dermatology: Middlebury Dermatology

Office of Student Research

Thomas Steitz Lab

Yale Medical Group


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

MD/PhD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)
BS Vanderbilt University, molecular biology & mathematics (2000)
Dermatology Research Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internship Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Dermatology, Dermatology (2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Career Development Award (Year 2)Dermatology Foundation (2014)

  • Bayer Lindau Fellow at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau GermanyBayer Science & Education Foundation (2014)

  • Career Development AwardDermatology Foundation (2013)

  • Dermatology Investigator Research FellowshipDermatology Foundation (2012)

  • Preliminary Year Intern of the YearDept. of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine (2009)

  • The Dean’s Award for ResearchVanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)

  • John G. Coniglio Prize in BiochemistryDept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008)

  • Leon W. Cunningham Graduate Student Biochemistry AwardDept. of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2004)

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Undergraduate ResearchThe Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program (1999)

  • Missouri Valley Conference Soccer Scholar-Athlete: First Team, Men's Varsity Soccer, Vanderbilt UniversityMissouri Valley Conference Collegiate Soccer (1998)

  • Career Development Award (Year 3) Dermatology Foundation

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