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Mark J Scharf MD

InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United StatesBABiological Sciences
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United StatesMDMedicine

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    Interests: Lasers, photomedicine, general dermatology, marine dermatology, medical education, Mohs micrographic surgery

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    Mark Scharf, MD, received his Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from the University of Chicago in 1978. He attended the Emory University School of Medicine and went on to complete his internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He trained in dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, completing residency in 1986.

    Dr. Scharf then joined the Department of Dermatology at UMass Medical School where he is a  professor of medicine. He also serves as the director of the phototherapy unit, director of the Dermatology Laser Center and serves as a member of the Laser Safety Subcommittee. Scharf spent two years precepting with Mary Maloney, MD, in Mohs surgery at UMass Memorial from July 2005 – June 2007. He was granted clinical privileges in Mohs surgery in July 2007.

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    1. Orlowski GM, Tan AJ, Evan-Browning E, Scharf MJ. Primary cutaneous nasal-type NK/T-cell lymphoma presenting as purpuric nodules on the lower leg. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Oct; 6(10):1075-1078. PMID: 33005711.
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    2. Franciosi EB, Amano SU, Scharf MJ. Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Associated with Nitrofurantoin: A Unique Drug Reaction. Dermatol Ther. 2020 Jul 17; e14026. PMID: 32677740.
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    3. Lee JW, Vanderweil SG, O'Donnell PJ, Scharf MJ. Cutaneous pemphigus vegetans co-occurring with oral pemphigus vulgaris. Cutis. 2020 Jan; 105(1):E1-E3. PMID: 32074154.
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    4. Tkachenko E, Blankenship K, Goldberg D, Scharf MJ, Weedon S, Levin NA. Dish soap for complete tick detachment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun 13. PMID: 31307789.
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    5. Javorsky E, Perkins A, Scharf MJ. Resolution of disseminated granuloma annulare with removal of surgical hardware. Cutis. 2016 Jul; 98(1):E10-1. PMID: 27529714.
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    6. Domingues E, Chaney KC, Scharf MJ, Wiss K. Imiquimod reactivation of lichen planus. Cutis. 2012 Jun; 89(6):276-7, 283. PMID: 22838091.
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    7. Fenner JA, Scharf MJ, Wiss K. White gel pen easily marks a port-wine stain margin during pulsed dye laser therapy. Dermatol Surg. 2011 Dec; 37(12):1786. PMID: 22093173.
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    8. Humphreys TR, Malhotra R, Scharf MJ, Marcus SM, Starkus L, Calegari K. Treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in situ with a high-energy pulsed carbon dioxide laser. Arch Dermatol. 1998 Oct; 134(10):1247-52. PMID: 9801680.
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    9. Kabat-Zinn J, Wheeler E, Light T, Skillings A, Scharf MJ, Cropley TG, Hosmer D, Bernhard JD. Influence of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA). Psychosom Med. 1998 Sep-Oct; 60(5):625-32. PMID: 9773769.
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    10. Barnard GF, Scharf MJ, Dagher RK. Sulfone syndrome in a patient receiving steroids for pemphigus. Am J Gastroenterol. 1994 Nov; 89(11):2057-9. PMID: 7942736.
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    11. Rajatanavin N, Scharf MJ, Bernhard JD. Phototherapy and photochemotherapy in dermatologic diseases. Compr Ther. 1988 Oct; 14(10):11-8. PMID: 3053012.
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