Paul Sajben

Paul Sajben, MD


Paul Sajben, MD is a board-certified dermatologist who has been practicing in Chico since 2000.  He did his undergraduate work at Indiana University-Bloomington earning a Bachelor of Science in biology. He began his career with research on immune system dysfunction at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – St. Louis University and was published prior to entering medical school. He attended University of Missouri- Columbia medical school with an HPSP Scholarship from the US Navy and graduated with cum laude honors.

After medical school, Dr Sajben accepted an internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He graduated the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute in Pensacola as a flight surgeon and was awarded NAMI’s Surgeon General’s Award.  He then served as a Naval Flight Surgeon with HSL-37 for four years prior to starting his residency training in Dermatology at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego.

Immediately prior to entering private practice in Chico California, Dr. Sajben served as the Chief of the Dermatology Department at Naval Medical Hospital-Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Sajben has been practicing dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery in his Chico California office for many years and has become a respected member of the Chico medical community. His focus is on high quality and comprehensive dermatologic patient care emphasizing a collaborative and close relationship with patients and staff.

Dr. Sajben is a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has published extensively in dermatology peer-reviewed journals and has spoken on various topics at numerous dermatology meetings.

Dr. Sajben enjoys time with family, serving as deacon in his church, and enjoying California’s vast outdoors.

What our patients say about Dr. Sajben

Caring, professional staff, right on time with appointment, very informative and efficient care. Dr. Sajben was amazing. – Michael Pickering 

Dr. Sajben was very kind and listened to me patiently. He is a very skilled and thorough dermatologist. I would recommend him to anyone needing help. – Iris Jordan 

I had a great experience at CK Derm in Chico. Dr Sajben was very thorough, answered my questions, and was friendly. Even though my problems were rather minor, I felt that Dr Sajben gave me the same attention that someone with a major problem would get. My husband had a cancerous mole removed a few days before Memorial Day weekend. The surgery resulted with a lot of red swelling. Dr Sajben had us text him over the weekend. There are not too many doctors that do that for a patient. Thank you Dr Sajben! – Anne Henkel 

Dr. Sajben and his team are exceptional medical professionals. Our 96 year old mother recently had MOHS surgery there and was treated with compassion and respect. We highly recommend CK Derm. – Kathy Schwart 

Have been Dr. Sajben‘s patient for years and could not be more pleased. Caring, thorough and an absolute artist with a scalpel when it comes time to remove something troublesome without leaving a scar. – Dale Knutsen 

I would very much recommend Dr. Paul Sajben. He is very caring and professional. He is respectful and listens to concerns and asks questions to help come up with best plans. His knowledge helped solve and rid a skin issue that I had been struggling with. – Lesleigh 

Very professional, kind and courteous staff. Dr. Sajben explained in detail what to expect about my surgery. It was a very nice experience. – Cindy Smith 

I appreciate Dr. Sajben’s approach to my skin cancer prevention care. After he removed the cancer 4 years ago (Mohs surgery), I go to him yearly to make sure it’s not back and nothing else is either. I enjoy his sense of humor and appreciate his thoroughness. He always takes the time to explain anything I am unclear on. The last time I was there, I was the last appointment of the day, but at no point did he or any of the associates rush any part of the appointment. I appreciated everyone’s professionalism. – John Patterson 

Dr. Sajben is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend him! – Marta Henry 

The staff are great and if the doctor is not available they will do their best to have one of the other staff see you. The young ladies who are assistants are all very pleasant.
Dr. Sajben has been great and gets back to you himself to go over biopsy results. – Gary Nelson