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Michael D. Tharp, MD

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  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Parkland Memorial Hospital - Internal Medicine; Dermatology
Fellowship: Duke University Health System - Dermatology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Extracorporeal photopheresis
  • Hair disorders
  • Hives (urticaria)
  • Mastocytosis
  • Nail diseases
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Vitiligo
Research Interests:
  • Mastocytosis
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Urticaria
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Pruritus and hyperpigmented streaks.
    Huang WW, Tharp MD
    2014 May
  2. The Dermatology Foundation: partnerships and programs focused on the future.
    Fairley JA, Krueger GG, Lessin SR, Leyden JJ, McBurney EI, Orlow SJ, Tharp MD, Voorhees JJ, Wintroub BU, Yancey KB.
    J Invest Dermatol. 2013
    2013 Apr
    133(4):861-2. doi: 10.1038/jid.2013.15. No abstract available.
  3. A Case of Tinea Versicolor of the Eyelids.
    Huang WW, Tharp MD.
    Pediatr Dermatol. 2012
    2012 Apr 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01753.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Mutations in the PSTPIP1 gene and aberrant splicing variants in patients with pyoderma gangrenosum.
    Nesterovitch AB, Hoffman MD, Simon M, Petukhov PA, Tharp MD, Glant TT.
    Clin Exp Dermatol.
    2011 Jul 25
    doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2011.04137.x
  5. Erythema gyratum repens without associated malignancy.
    Campbell L, Freedman JR, O'Donoghue M, Chevalier M, Dy LC, Tharp MD.
    J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011
    2011 Jul
    65(1):e22-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.12.004. No abstract available.
  6. Top-accessed article: Defining urticarial dermatitis.
    Tharp MD.
    Arch Dermatol. 2011
    2011 Dec
    147(12):1436. doi: 10.1001/archderm.147.12.1436. No abstract available.
  7. Multicenter photopheresis intervention trial in early-stage mycosis fungoides.
    Talpur R, Demierre MF, Geskin L, Baron E, Pugliese S, Eubank K, Zic JA, Miller DR, Tharp M, Bohjanen K, Duvic M.
    Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2011
    2011 Apr
    11(2):219-27. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2011.03.003. Epub 2011 Apr 8.
  8. Alteration in the gene encoding protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 6 (PTPN6/SHP1) may contribute to neutrophilic dermatoses.
    Nesterovitch AB, Gyorfy Z, Hoffman MD, Moore EC, Elbuluk N, Tryniszewska B, Rauch TA, Simon M, Kang S, Fisher GJ, Mikecz K, Tharp MD, Glant TT.
    Am J Pathol. 2011
    2011 Apr
    178(4):1434-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2010.12.035. Epub 2011 Mar 4.
  9. Spontaneous insertion of a b2 element in the ptpn6 gene drives a systemic autoinflammatory disease in mice resembling neutrophilic dermatosis in humans.
    Nesterovitch AB, Szanto S, Gonda A, Bardos T, Kis-Toth K, Adarichev VA, Olasz K, Ghassemi-Najad S, Hoffman MD, Tharp MD, Mikecz K, Glant TT.
    Am J Pathol. 2011
    2011 Apr
    178(4):1701-14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2010.12.053.
  10. Human papillomavirus typing of verrucae in a patient with WHIM syndrome.
    Palm MD, Tyring SK, Rady PL, Tharp MD.
    Arch Dermatol. 2010
    2010 Aug
    146(8):931-2. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2010.184. No abstract available.
  11. Benefits of an emollient body wash for patients with chronic winter dry skin.
    Hoffman L, Subramanyan K, Johnson AW, Tharp MD.
    Dermatol Ther. 2008
    2008 Sep-Oct
    21(5):416-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2008.00225.x.
  12. Clinicopathologic challenge. Gangrenous cellulitis caused by Peptostreptococcus.
    Campbell T, Altman R, Tharp M, Dy L.
    Int J Dermatol. 2008
    2008 Aug
    47(8):783-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03719.x. No abstract available.
  13. Common variable immunodeficiency presenting as chronic urticaria.
    Smith AA, Humphrey J, McAuley JB, Tharp MD.
    J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008
    2008 Aug
    59(2 Suppl 1):S40-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.09.011. No abstract available.
  14. The use of gabapentin for recurrent painful attacks with multiple piloleiomyomas.
    Haugen RN, Tharp MD.
    J Drugs Dermatol. 2008
    2008 Apr
    7(4):401-2. No abstract available.
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