Dr. Frederick Schaerf was born in Basel, Switzerland and moved to Baltimore, Maryland as a child.He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974. He continued his studies in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Maryland, graduating with a Ph.D. in 1980, followed by an M.D. in 1983.He completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry. Following his Chief Residency, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Schaerf specialized in Neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins and was instrumental in starting the psychiatric AIDS service at Johns Hopkins Hospital.He also worked with Dr. Fred Berlin, evaluating and treating patients with sexual disorders.
Dr. Schaerf left academia 1989 and came to Fort Myers, Florida to practice Neuropsychiatry.He has served as President and Associate Medical Director of the Medical Staff at Charter Glade Hospital, Medical Director of the Ruth Cooper Center for Behavioral Healthcare in Lee County, served on the governor-appointed Local Advocacy Council and the Lee Memorial Health System Behavioral Health and Addictions Task Force. Dr. Schaerf serves on the Board of the Quality Life Center, and the Lee County Association of Remarkable Citizens. Dr. Schaerf was appointed by the Florida State Surgeon General to serve on the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board, which advises the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health on the scope and direction of the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program.
University of Maryland. Baltimore, MD Doctor of Medicine 1983
University of Maryland. Baltimore, MD Doctor of Philosophy 1980
Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, VA Bachelor of Science 1974 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore, MDChief Resident in Psychiatry 1986 - 1987 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Baltimore, MDPost Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 1983 - 1987 Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore, MDResident in Psychiatry 1984 - 1986 Baltimore City Hospitals. Baltimore, MDIntern, Medicine and Psychiatry 1983 - 1984
Mayor's Advisory Committee on AIDS. Baltimore, MD Psychiatric Care of AIDS Patients 1989
Presidential Commission on AIDS. Nashville, TN Duty to Warn 1988
Governor's Task Force on AIDS. Baltimore, MDDuty to Warn 1988
MILITARY SERVICE Captain, USAMC, Maryland Army National Guard 1980-1984 E-4, Maryland Army National Guard 1969-1975
CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTOR AWARD -- NEUROPSYCHIATRY 2004-2016