About Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD

Sarina B. Elmariah, MD, PhD is a board certified dermatologist and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Elmariah attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences where she obtained her bachelor's degree (BA) with numerous honors. She received both her medical degree (MD), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in developmental neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, followed by a dermatology residency at New York University, where she served as a chief resident.

Dr. Elmariah is a physician-scientist performing basic science and clinical research to understand why people itch.  She has published numerous articles and abstracts in dermatology and neuroscience journals, including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Neuroscience.  Also, she has authored several online publications and a book chapter and is a reviewer for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

In addition to general dermatology, skin cancer detection and treatment, her clinical interests and expertise are in chronic itching disorders, eczema, psoriasis, allergic skin reactions, cutaneous lymphomas, and wound healing.

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Mass General Dermatology
50 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2914

Medical Education

  • M.D.; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

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