Skip to main content
Michael L. Scharf, MD, Pulmonology, Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Michael L.ScharfMD, FCCP(He/Him)

Pulmonology Philadelphia, PA

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, Jefferson Medical College-Thomas Jefferson Univ

Dr. Scharf is on Doximity

As a Doximity member you'll join over two million verified healthcare professionals in a private, secure network.

  • Connect with other colleagues in the same hospital or clinic
  • Search all U.S. specialist profiles and refer a patient
  • Read the latest clinical news and earn CME/CEU credits

See Dr. Scharf's full profile

Already have an account?

Education & Training

  • Temple University Hospital
    Temple University HospitalFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 1991 - 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 1989 - 1991
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Moses and Weiler Campuses)
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Moses and Weiler Campuses)Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1989
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeClass of 1986
  • Wesleyan University
    Wesleyan UniversityBA, Biology, 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1995 - 2025
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1990 - 2024
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1987 - 1992
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • “Top Doc” Philadelphia Magazine, 2007-2008, 2018-2021
  • Telehealth Award, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Jefferson University Physicians, 2019
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education Sidney Kimmel Medical College, 2017
  • Join now to see all

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • A Call to Apply the Minimal Important Difference in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension beyond the Flawed 6-Minute-Walk Test  
    Scharf, ML and S Bagga, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1/1/2013
  • Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism  
    Mendoza, V and ML Scharf, Hospital Practice, 1/1/2011
  • Complete Tracheal Duplication in an Adult with Thoracic Aortic Coarctation  
    Scharf ML and Gallagher TG, J Thorac Imaging, 1/1/2009
  • Join now to see all

Books/Book Chapters


  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Secondary to Use of Chlorine-Based Household Bleach.
    Hasan N and ML Scharf, SCCM's 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, CA, 1/1/2014
  • The Usefulness of the STOP-Bang Screening Tool to Assess Sleep Apnea in Patients with W.H.O. Group 1 Pulmonary Hypertension.
    Gaurav K, Kumar V, Doghramji K, Grewal R, Markov, D and ML Scharf, Amer Rev Resp Crit Care; American Thoracic Society Meeting, Philadelphia, 1/1/2013
  • Safety of incremental shuttle walk testing (ISWT) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
    Bagga, S and ML Scharf, CHEST; American College of Chest Physicians Meeting, Honolulu, 10/1/2011
  • Join now to see all


  • Panelist. 2nd Annual Sleep Medicine Symposium: What's New Under the Moon. 
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia - 11/15/2013
  • Pulmonary Grand Rounds: Peri-operative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Non-cardiac Surgery. 
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia - 1/16/2013
  • Meet the Professors. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization for the Pulmonologist: Practical Tips. 
    San Francisco, CA - 5/21/2012
  • Join now to see all


  • Lung Shadows and Spots 
    Scharf, ML, “Heart to Heart”: (WPSJ-TV)
  • Breathing Difficulties 
    Scharf, ML, “Heart to Heart”: (WPSJ-TV)
  • Pneumonia 
    Scharf, ML, “Heart to Heart”: (WPSJ-TV)
  • Join now to see all

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations