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Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

313 South Beeline Hwy 928.472.7107 Payson AZ, 85541

About

Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD, is a well-versed dermatologist who diagnoses and treats patients at Payson Dermatology & MOHS Center in Phoenix and Sun City West, Arizona. A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatologists, he maintains a position with the Advanced Body and Laser Center in Visalia, CA. As a dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex has dedicated training and experience in the management of diseases of skin, nail, and hair conditions. His professional journey spans two years and has expanse expertise in general dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancers, and cosmetic dermatology (facial filler, Botox, and Kybella). Upon the completion of his residency in dermatology, he was invited by an organization to set up dermatology clinics in the under-served rural farming communities of Central Valley California. Dr. Rex has published journal articles focused on Acral Lentiginous Melanoma.

Education and Training

Albert Einstein College of Med MD 2013

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

Clinical & Laboratory Dermatological Immunology (Dermatology)

Pediatric Dermatology (Dermatology)

Provider Details

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Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD's Expert Contributions
  • Every Dermatologist Should Love Acne :-)

     Christopher Ugorji Rex, M.D.  FAAD In dermatology we treat all skin, hair and nail conditions. As a skin specialist I am constantly wrestling to discover the causes and best treatments for several skin conditions. Unfortunately for a lot of conditions we are nowhere close to finding the best...

  • How do moles and freckles differ?

    Both Moles and Freckles are caused by melanocytes which are the cells that give us our pigment. However, when these cells collect together in increased numbers in one area of skin they are called moles. Freckles are increased levels of pigment in areas of the skin like cheeks, nose, and arms that occur in people who are genetically predisposed to this. Examples are people of Irish decent READ MORE

  • Do Biore Pore strips help remove blackheads?

    Biore can help clear some clogged pores. There will always be deposits of sebacous material in your pores because there are glands present there that produce this material. So having permanently clear pores is not possible. Also note that some people are genetically predisposed to open pores. Open pores are not a disease to be fixed. READ MORE

  • Is peeling a sign of dry skin?

    It is hard to answer this without examining your skin. There is a condition call Keratolysis Exfoliativa that leads to occasional peeling of hands and soles. This is not caused by anything in particular and usually resolves on its own. READ MORE

  • Are whiteheads around lips common?

    White heads around the lips may be Milia which are keratin or oil filled spots. I would really have to see your lips to give you a more precise differential diagnosis. Also, some lip spots that may be thought to be black heads are Fordyce spots. Do a Google imagine search. I hope this helps. Here to serve, Dr. Rex READ MORE

  • Does mole removal always result in scarring?

    I feel your concern regarding your mole. Mole removal and scarring depend heavily on technique of removal. If your mole is small enough that it can be removed using a punch technique, you will end up with sutures and a line in place of a raised mole. So, you will need to decide what you will rather have, "Your current mole or a line likely the length of your current mole." The other technique, "Shave removal," I will state you should avoid at all cost. It will leave a flat patch in place of your mole, but has more of a chance of scarring. Also, look at other parts of your body where you have injured your skin. The way they healed can give you an idea how well you will heal if you go through with surgery. Hope this helps. Here to serve, Dr. Rex :-) READ MORE

  • Does Accutane remove acne scars?

    Accutane is a great medication for treating acne but unfortunately it does not treat scars. It will help prevent new cyst and hence new scars. First step will be to get on accutane and stop the acne attacks. After the acne is under control you can look into scar treatments such as lasers treatments, chemical peels, micro-needling, etc. Accutane is great for acne. READ MORE

  • Can kidney stones affect bowel movements?

    Kidney stones cause pain sometime so severe that patients are put on pain medications. Several pain medications especial opioids cause constipation. Your irregular bowel movement may be due to the pain medications you're on. The blood in your urine is most likely because of the stones. You should report both things to you doctor ASAP. Hope this helps. READ MORE

  • Could the pain in my joints be gout?

    If you have a past diagnosis of gout, this could be a flare. However, I am concerned that your hip hurts as well. I recommend you go see you personal care physician (PCP) for a close evaluation and a diagnosis. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Skin Cancer ScreeningAcne (Hormonal, Cystic and Scarring AcneMohs Micro-graphic SurgeryAllergy Patch TestingHairlossSkin of ColorVitiligoEczema (Atopic Dermatitis)Warts, Molluscum ContagiosumRashes (allergic, contact dermatitis)

Awards

  • Best Resident in Dermatology 2017 G.M.E 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Get Well Africa

Professional Society Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

What do you attribute your success to?

  • A mission trip to ethiopia

Hospital Affiliations

  • Abrazo
  • Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center ( Sun City, AZ )
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center ( Phoenix, AZ )

Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD's Practice location

Payson Dermatology

313 South Beeline Hwy 928.472.7107 -
Payson, AZ 85541
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New patients: 928-472-7107
https://www.paysondermatology.com/

Alliance Dermatology and Mohs Center Sun City West

14506 W. Granite Valley Dr 220 -
Phoenix, AZ 85375
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New patients: 602-971-0268

Alliance Dermatology and Mohs Center

4040 E Bell Rd 125 -
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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New patients: 602-971-0268
https://www.alliancedermatology.com/phoenix/

115 North Akers St -
Visalia, CA 93291
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Practice At 450 Clarkson Ave, Box 1262 Department Suny Downstate Medical Center

450 Clarkson Ave, Box 1262 Department Suny Downstate Medical Center -
Brooklyn, NY 11203
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New patients: 718-270-8867

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    We highly recommend Dr.Rex!! He is treating my daughter, and you can tell he truly cares for his patients. He is kind, comforting and wants the best for his patients! We won't see another Dermatologist!

  • Denise
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    Amazing physician. I would recommend Dr Rex to all friends and family

  • Rene
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    Dr Rex is not just super professional, he makes you feel at ease the min he walks into the room. I was worried about having my lips altered and he took time to walk me through the process and listened to exactly what I wanted. We did my filler and my lips look amazing!! Thank you Dr Rex!! You rock!

  • Wendy
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    My first round with doc. Rex . Awesome !! Removed cancer on lip. Best doc. App. In years !!!!

  • Susan
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    Dr Rex is AWESOME So knowledgeable, professional and friendly at the same time, I am so lucky to have found such a great DR and amazing staff all in one! Thank you!

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Get to know Dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex,

Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex is a dermatologist practicing in Payson, Sun City west, Phoenix, AZ and Visalia, CA. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Nigeria, West Africa where he developed a strong commitment to God, family, and service.

While going to college he spent most of his breaks serving as a missionary in Liberia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. It was on one of these mission trips that he found his calling to serve people around the world as a physician.

Dr. Rex specializes in skin care. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and more.

Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and malaria. Dr. Rex diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.

He completed his medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine NY and Dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center NY. He is currently serving as a dermatologist in Arizona and California.

Additional Information

Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD, is a Leading Dermatologist with Payson Dermatology & Mohs Center in AZ and the Advanced Body and Laser Center in CA

Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD, is a well-versed dermatologist who diagnoses and treats patients at Payson Dermatology & MOHS Center in Phoenix and Sun City West, Arizona. A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatologists, he maintains a position with the Advanced Body and Laser Center in Visalia, CA. As a dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex has dedicated training and experience in the management of diseases of skin, nail, and hair conditions. His professional journey spans two years and has expanse expertise in general dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancers, and cosmetic dermatology (facial filler, Botox, and Kybella). Upon the completion of his residency in dermatology, he was invited by an organization to set up dermatology clinics in the under-served rural farming communities of Central Valley California. Dr. Rex has published journal articles focused on Acral Lentiginous Melanoma. For more information about Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex, please visit http://ablcvisalia.com/meet-our-doctor/ or https://www.paysondermatology.com/providers/christopher-u-rex/.

Christopher Ugorji Rex, MD, FAAD, attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and received his medical degree in 2013. Then, he served his internship at St. Luke’s Bethlehem University Hospital Pennsylvania (2013-2014). Furthermore, he conducted his dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2014-2017). Dr. Rex received board certification in dermatology from the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Moreover, he attained fellowship of the American Academy of Dermatologists having met the standards and guidelines required of the nation’s leading surgeons. “He was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Nigeria, West Africa where he developed a strong commitment to God, family, and service. While going to college he spent most of his breaks serving as a missionary in Liberia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. It was on one of these mission trips that he found his calling to serve people around the world as a physician,” states the official website of Payson Dermatology & MOHS Center. For more information about Dr. Christopher Ugorji Rex, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/81816900-Christopher-Rex-Dermatologist.

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