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Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 602-2430

Fax: (585) 256-1901

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Psychiatry

Biography

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 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.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester University

06/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester University

06/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester University

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Awards

2010
Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: University of Rochester

2010
Mary Lou Meyers Award for Medical Student Teaching
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester

2009
Stephen W. Munson Award for Teaching in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester

2009
Excellence in Clinical Care Award
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester

2006
Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: University of Rochester

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

2002
Richard Carl Albert Jaenike Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychiatry
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester

2000
John Romano Award for Medical Student Teaching
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Brown S, Scharf MA, Bustos C, Chavira D, Stein MT. ""Media Addiction" in a 10-Year-Old Boy." Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP.. 2017 38 Suppl 1:S69-S72.

2013
Brown S; Scharf MA; Bustos C; Chavira D; Stein MT. ""Media addiction" in a 10-year-old boy." J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013; 34(56): 375-8.

2/2006
Scharf MA, Williams TP. "Psychopharmacology in adolescent medicine." Adolescent medicine clinics.. 2006 Feb; 17(1):165-81.

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