Alexander M. Scharko, MD Alexander M. Scharko, MD, is the medical director in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI InternshipPsychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI ResidencyPsychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI FellowshipChild and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI Additional TrainingPostdoctoral Research Fellow and Senior Clinical Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Board CertificationChild and Adolescent PsychiatryGeneral PsychiatryPsychosomatic Medicine Titles and Academic Titles Medical Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Departments and Services Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Behavioral Health Integrated ProgramAcquired Autonomic Dysfunction Program 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 Publications Papers2015 Boyd, R., Scharko, A., Cole, J., Patterson, C., Benton, T, Power, T.: Training pediatric psychologist for perinatal behavioral health services in a pediatric hospital. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23(2), 99-111, 2015. Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.