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Michael A. Scharf, M.D.

Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3556

Fax: (585) 276-2292

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Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1993
BA | St Univ at Buffalo
Psychology

1998
MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

6/1998 - 6/1999
Internship in Psychiatry at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital

6/1999 - 6/2001
Residency in Psychiatry at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital

07/01 - 6/30/03
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital

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Awards

2010
Edward Yancy Award for Humanitarianism
Sponsor: Department of Pediatics
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 Pediatics
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 0; 17(1):165-81.

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