Sarina B. Elmariah, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified dermatologist and faculty in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Elmariah received both her medical degree (MD), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in developmental neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania as part of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program.
She completed her dermatology residency at New York University, after which she joined the clinical and research faculty at the
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Currently, Dr. Elmariah directs the MGH Itch Clinic and specializes in treating patients with chronic itching and severe inflammatory disorders including refractory atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, allergic skin reactions, and cutaneous lymphomas.
As a physician-scientist, she performs basic science and clinical research to understand why people itch and how cutaneous nerves affect skin function and disease. She has published numerous articles, reviews and abstracts in internal medicine, dermatology,
neuroscience and molecular and cellular biology journals. She serves as a reviewer for multiple dermatology journals and has authored several online publications and book chapters.