Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD

Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in 2000 and practices plastic surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

50 Bellefontaine St Ste 304

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
more than 35% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 14% of peers

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Dr. Tiner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tiner "Christopher Tiner is a board-certified plastic and oral maxillofacial surgeon in the heart of Pasadena. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, offering patients a wide range of surgical and non-surgical therapies to correct aesthetic and reconstructive problems. With patient safety as his top priority, Dr. Tiner performs the most advanced surgical procedures to achieve the best results for his patients. Originally from Hawaii, Dr. Tiner is well known for his Aloha spirit, making his patients feel comfortable and welcome while offering the highest degree of patient education and confidence to address any of their specific concerns. Dr. Tiner's patients often comment on his sense of humor and his ability to cultivate an open and trusting relationship with them before, during and after their procedures. Dr. Tiner has received his education from numerous well-known institutions throughout the country. His attended Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago for his D.D.S. and University of Tennessee in Memphis for plastic surgery training. His practice is currently based in Pasadena where he is able to offer cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the highest quality to his patients. Dr. Tiner is also deeply involved in community and international charity work. He volunteers at the Huntington Hospital's Community Clinic for indigent patients, providing reconstructive surgery for patients in the local community. He donates his skills to several international organizations including Operation Smile, the International Medical Alliance, and the Phil Simon Project, and travels to Central America, South America and Africa to help people with less access to high-quality medical care several times a year."


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15  Practice Areas

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

18  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hidradenitis
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

39  Procedures

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fracture Care
  • Free Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Hawaii Loa College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Cook Cnty Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Huntington Meml Hosp-USC
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern University / Dental School
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tiner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tiner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tiner to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tiner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr.Tiner is so friendly and outgoing, he made my first ever surgery not scary at all. He is always willing to answer your questions and concerns, and he definitely made an effort to get to know me as a patient. I can only speak highly of Dr.Tiner and I would highly recommend!
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Dr. Tiner truly cares about his patients, he is very thorough when evaluating patients condition, and does his very best to be available to address any concerns I have.
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