Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Professional Bio

Dr. Scharf earned his undergraduate and Medical degrees at The State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed residency training in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Rochester.
He is currently the Director of Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training and Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Professional interests include education, psychosomatic medicine, consultation to primary care, violence prevention, and intervention for victims of violence.
Dr. Scharf is a founding member of the Rochester Youth Violence Partnership: a University Hospital based program partnering with community agencies to examine and improve how our health care system and community responds to children and adolescents who are victims of violent assault.

Dr. Scharf is the local (University of Rochester) site leader for CAP-PC (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Primary Care): a New York State Office of Mental Health funded program to provide education and clinical consultation to primary care doctors as they care for the mental health needs of children.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism | Department of Pediatics | University of Rochester 2010
Mary Lou Meyers Award for Medical Student Teaching | Department of Psychiatry | University of Rochester 2010
Stephen W. Munson Award for Teaching in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | Department of Psychiatry | University of Rochester 2009
Excellence in Clinical Care Award | Department of Psychiatry | University of Rochester 2009
Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism | Department of Pediatics | University of Rochester 2006
AOA, Honor Medical Society (for excellence in teaching medical students) 2003
Richard Carl Albert Jaenike Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychiatry | Department of Psychiatry | University of Rochester 2002
John Romano Award for Medical Student Teaching | Department of Psychiatry | University of Rochester 2000
Medical Society of the State of New York Award for Outstanding Community Service. 1998

Current Appointments

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

Specialties

Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences1998
BA | Psychology | St Univ at Buffalo1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital07/01/2015 - 6/30/03
Residency in Psychiatry at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital06/01/1999 - 6/2001
Internship in Psychiatry at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital06/01/1998 - 6/1999