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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
    100 Ratings
    About our process
    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
    Dec 19, 2021
    I felt there wasn't enough time to fully discuss the health concerns I had brought in but shortness of time was not communicated to me directly it was only clear from the doctor's body language and other nonverbal communication. That is very uncomfortable for me as a person with some degree of autistic spectrum effects. I can deal very well if I'm clearly told verbally that time is short but it's distressing if it is merely communicated with a nonverbal "vibe" in which the provider simply appears increasingly rushed. Furthermore this situation resulted in some serious concerns being only briefly and inadequately discussed when I wanted real answers to them which I could act upon.
    Dec 15, 2021
    I was a little disappointed that in the after summary the doctor mentioned what she evaluated and wrote I didn't express concern. I was expecting to be informed if there is something I should be concerned about. Many times you don't know what you have or if it should be discussed. But you trust professionals will inform you after they evaluate you.
    Sep 24, 2021
    Nice follow up summary emailed to me.