Christopher Chu, MD, FAAD

DOUBLE Board-Certified Dermatologist & Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

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

Dr. Chu also practices 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 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 medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and then his transitional year internship at Virginia Mason in Seattle, Washington. Finally, he completed 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.

Dr. Chu 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 the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP).

Dr. Chu enjoys quality time with his three children and black Labrador. His hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and exploring different culinary traditions. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Dr. Christopher Chu looks forward to the opportunity to build strong, trustworthy relationships with both new and existing patients at Pure Dermatology. Dr. Chu loves being part of his community, and treats all his patients like a neighbor (and often they are).

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Dr. Chu is great! He is an excellent doctor with flawless bedside manners. He has a great personality that puts a patient at ease. His appointments never feel rushed. His team is extremely professional, and the newly renovated office is beautiful. I highly recommend this practice.
Dr Chu is so personable. He makes you feel comfortable with all your questions and concerns. His staff was nice and helpful also. Their office was lovely. Easy drive over there also.
Dr. Chu was very friendly. He does what is needed for you. he made sure that his clinic is comfortable for me. He did not made me wait beyond my appointment time. I would greatly suggest this doc.
Dr. Chu and the team at Pure Dermatology are efficient, courteous and extremely professional. I am always delighted by Dr. Chu's knowledge and personable manner. His team has always gone above and beyond for both my skin health and my aesthetics care. I highly recommend Dr. Chu!
Dr Chu was extremely professional and very knowledgeable about his craft!  I have had a little experience with dermatologists in the past and fortunate to find Pure Dermatology!
I had my 2nd appointment with Dr. Chu yesterday and I will be a lifelong fan/patient. They were friendly, listened to me and immediately provided me with the solutions I needed. Beautiful office and personnel. I highly recommend that you give Pure Dermatology a visit!