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Tiffany C. Scharschmidt


Microbiome researcher and native San Franciscan

Dr. Tiffany C. Scharschmidt is a dermatologist who cares for adults with a range of dermatological conditions. She also helps to oversee the multidisciplinary care of patients with complex skin disease.

Scharschmidt's research focuses on understanding how healthy skin bacteria communicate with the immune system. Her UCSF research laboratory, which receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, studies the role of our microbiome in skin health and disease, with a particular focus on early life.

After earning a bachelor's degree at Princeton University, Scharschmidt earned her medical degree at UCSF, where she also completed a residency in dermatology.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2012

I love working at UCSF, caring for my patients and helping to deepen knowledge that improves our treatment of skin disease.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    92 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 23, 2023
    Thank you for fitting me in!!
    Sep 08, 2023
    Dr. Scharschmidt is probably one of the best doctors that I have met at UCSF. She shows a genuine concern for the patient. She listens and responds to questions and concerns. She is an example of professionalism.
    Aug 05, 2023
    Easy to talk with doctor
    Jun 12, 2023
    She listened to my concerns and questions and answered all. Very kind and professional
    Jun 12, 2023
    The doctor was very informative letting me know that my cellulitis could benefit from cortisone injections around the belly button. I felt helpful for the first time in months and so hopefully this will flatten belly button from previous surgery last year with a tummy tuck.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Dr Scharschmidt is exceptional thorough familiar with my medical history and explains treatment options completely. Thank you Dr Scharschmidt
    Mar 03, 2023
    Care provider was very sincere friendly and pleasant !! She is a my most favorite doctor!!!
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr Tiffany is the best- def allows for questions and concerns and is very inclusive with the client in the plan of care. I've always found her compassionate and caring as well as very skilled
    Feb 05, 2023
    I really appreciate Dr. Sharschmidt. She is caring kind and very knowledgable . . . Everything you want in your care provider~
    Dec 10, 2022
    She treats me the best way I feel much better
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr S is always quick and responsive to any refill needs. She's lovely
    Oct 27, 2022
    Dr. Scharschmidt was amazing! Highest recommendation.
    Oct 18, 2022
    Dr. Tiffany was very kind and acknowledged all of my questions. She was empathetic about my condition but also provided the necessary information to give me the help I needed
    Oct 08, 2022
    My doctor was professional informative and rationally skilled.
    Aug 21, 2022
    Very thorough and answered all questions
    Aug 20, 2022
    Had their mind made up even before I walked in. Didn't look into my blood panel - then suggested another one?!
    Jul 24, 2022
    The doctor who I saw was great but the scheduler for the dermatology department did a terrible job
    May 08, 2022
    This was the first time I saw this provider and was REALLY pleased with her skill and competence.
    Mar 20, 2022
    Warm and informative
    Feb 11, 2022