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Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Mental Health and Wellness

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About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Scharf completed medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Residency training in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, where he continued on as faculty since completing training in 2003. He is currently the Psychiatr...
Dr. Scharf completed medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Residency training in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, where he continued on as faculty since completing training in 2003. He is currently the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at URMC Golisano Children’s Hospital and Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A career long educator, he also serves as Director of Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a founding member of the Rochester Youth Violence Partnership, a hospital based violence intervention program, and the local site leader for Project TEACH: a NY State-wide program to provide education and clinical consultation to primary care doctors as they care for the mental health needs of children and families. Dr. Scharf is dedicated to ensuring access to quality mental health care for all children and adolescents in the Greater Rochester Region.

Certified Specialties

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD)

Mark and Maureen Davitt Distinguished Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester University. 2001 - 2003

Residency, Psychiatry, Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester University. 1999 - 2001

Internship, Psychiatry, Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester University. 1998 - 1999

Awards

Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism. 2010

Mary Lou Meyers Award for Medical Student Teaching. 2010

Stephen W. Munson Award for Teaching in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009

Excellence in Clinical Care Award. 2009

Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism. 2006

AOA, Honor Medical Society (for excellence in teaching medical students). 2003

Richard Carl Albert Jaenike Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychiatry. 2002

John Romano Award for Medical Student Teaching. 2000

Medical Society of the State of New York Award for Outstanding Community Service.. 1998

Publications

Journal Articles

"Media Addiction" in a 10-Year-Old Boy.

Brown S, Scharf MA, Bustos C, Chavira D, Stein MT

Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP.. 2017 38 Suppl 1 :S69-S72. Epub 1900 01 01.

"Media addiction" in a 10-year-old boy.

Brown S; Scharf MA; Bustos C; Chavira D; Stein MT.

J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013; 34(56): 375-8.

Psychopharmacology in adolescent medicine.

Scharf MA, Williams TP

Adolescent medicine clinics.. 2006 February 17 (1):165-81. Epub 1900 01 01.