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Christopher K. Bichakjian, MD

Professor, Department of Dermatology

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UM Dermatology
1910 Taubman Center
1500 East Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5314

Appointment: (734) 936-4068
Clinic Fax: (734) 647-8616

Faculty Office: (734) 936-4190
Academic Fax: (734) 936-6395


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Dr. Christopher Bichakjian is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Associate Chief of the Division of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology at the University of Michigan.  He received his medical degree from Radboud University in The Netherlands. After his return to the US, he completed his dermatology residency and fellowship in dermatologic (Mohs) surgery and cutaneous oncology at the University of Michigan Health System and Comprehensive Cancer Center. Following his departure from the University of Michigan to private practice in New York City, Dr. Bichakjian returned to Ann Arbor and joined the UM cutaneous surgery and oncology faculty in 2004.
Dr. Bichakjian has a special interest in Merkel cell carcinoma and serves as the director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Merkel Cell Carcinoma program which he established in 2006. He has presented more than 80 national and international invited lectures and visiting professorships and authored or co-authored nearly 60 peer-reviewed publications with a primary focus on the multidisciplinary management of Merkel cell carcinoma and the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma. On a national level, Dr. Bichakjian is heavily involved in the staging and clinical guideline development within the field of cutaneous oncology, including melanoma, through the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery, and serves as chair of the NCCN Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Panel.


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