Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD
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.

50 Bellefontaine St Ste 304

Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD

Dr. Christopher Tiner, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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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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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

Conditions Treated

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


  • 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 Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • 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
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in South Pasadena, CA |
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!
in Loa Angeles, CA |
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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Dr. Tiner accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Tiner has admitting privileges

Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
250 S Grand Ave
Glendora, CA 91741
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Huntington Memorial Hospital
100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Methodist Hospital of Southern California
300 Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
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