Alexander M. Scharko, MD

Alexander M. Scharko, MD

Alexander M. Scharko, MD, is the medical director in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Internship

Psychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Residency

Psychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Additional Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Senior Clinical Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
General Psychiatry
Psychosomatic Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pediatric behavior dysregulation disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders
Mental health aspects of medical illness including pediatric HIV/AIDS
Psychiatric medication adverse effects in children and adolescents