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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark

Plastic Surgery
San Mateo, CA
42 years experience female

Locations

Office

San Mateo

Address

50 So. San Mateo Dr., Suite 105, San Mateo
Directions

About

Bio

After Harvard Medical school, I trained in general surgery and plastic surgery, becoming Chief Resident at Stanford. I stayed as a burn unit attending as well as in the department of anatomy.I have two fellowships a year each - pediatric, craniofacial, and aesthetic surgery; microsurgery and hand.. I have won awards and am published in these fields as well as teaching and being active in the hospital. I stay very current and commit to continuing contributions to the field of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. My goal remains to listen to the needs of the patient, to carefully study the patient's individual anatomy, and define the best treatment possible. I enjoy detailed drawings in graphite or pen and ink to plan my surgeries (although I use colored media for my hobby) and music.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Environmental causes: It appears that physicians have tried to treat you with the usual methods. One then looks at the environment for possible causes. There are now many s... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cherry hemangiomas: Cherry hemangiomas are not caused by aging: they increase in the older population as the skin gets thinner, loses elasticity, & architecture. The ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Etiology unclear: Taking fish oil, aspirin, or other blood thinners, e.g. Vit E, cause the platelets not to clot as well. The result of easy bruising is common. Light h... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Meds, shampoo, graft: At 28 years old, the extent of the hair loss is not complete. Early treatment might be Ketoconazole shampoo. Medications are Minoxidil commonly, or Fi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
A little bleeding nl: A soft tissue loss of the distal tip of a finger can bleed with dressings, often if the dressing had dried to the wound. To change the dressing, wet i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Tingling from edema: Bing in the heat all day with sunburn suggests some dehydration possible, and drinking water is key. The tissues of the arm are prone to swelling and ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Anatomic separation: When a woman gets pregnant, the Right & Left rectus muscles separate & thin to cover the growing baby. The umbilicus can bulge, a weakness of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Chronic irritation: The tragus is composed of cartilage which gets it blood supply by diffusion. It is prone to an infection, and this could be an infection without purul... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
D. Nevi vs. melanoma: Any skin color can have nevi, but they are harder to follow on dark skin. Nevi, pigmented lesions, can change color, itch, bleed, or have irregular b... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Inflammation: After a venipuncture, one can have a small hematoma/collection of blood. It may be deep and not quite look like a bruise. Blood can cause an inflammat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cyst versus mass: A lump in the concha could represent, a cyst especially based on the the green/gray color. If it continues to grow, it can rupture and can get infecte... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Possibly contagious: If any one has shingles, the patient has vesicles in a dermatomal distribution. Those vesicles could be contagious. It would be most important not to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Hormonal risk breast: The anatomy of the breast consists of fat and gland tissue. The size affected by any creams include hormones which stimulate the gland tissues. The mo... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Many metabolic cause: Hair loss can be a sign of stress, hormone imbalance such as too little thyroid hormone, a side effect of general anesthesia, drug reaction, response... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
If traumatized: Eczema means that the skin is a less good barrier and breaks down. Some people then scratch that skin. This creates wounds that can then scar. The bes... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Board certified m.d.: The american board of plastic surgery requires training in residency on rhinoplasty. Otolaryngology emphasizes function of breathing such as polyps, d... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Pneomonia: Vericella pneumonia is a life theatening risk for an adult who develops chicken pox. The adult needs to be started on antiviral medications as soon as... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Pain/lesions pattern: Shingles is extremely painful with lesions or rash in a nerve root distribution. The patient had chicken pox before, and the virus sits in the dorsal ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Steroids, zovrax: Shingles is from activation of dorsal horn varicella zoster. To treat the patient needs rest and a course of an antiviral medication at the highest do... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Neck and ears: It is easy to miss the ears and the neck when applying sunscreen. Baseball caps do not protect ears, lower face, lips or neck; therefore, a bigger bri... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: The sunscreen needs to be absorbed to be effective. In addition, it may not be truly waterproof so that it needs to be reapplied. Since it only helps ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Blood disorder: The sickle cell disorder of the blood is genetic. Those with it do not have normal hemoglobin in the red blood cells and cannot carry as much oxygen i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Question diagnosis: The importance of diagnosis of the genital lesion needs to be addressed. It would be a good idea to tell your general practioner or internist to rule ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cool compresses : With pregnancy, the hormones affect the skin, fluid and electrolytes, and the blood volume. This results in worse rosacea. To decrease vasodilatation,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Rule out other mass: The first question is whether this is in fact a scar or a lesion. It would be wise to see the urologist to be sure that it is not something more worri... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Avoid the moles: These few large moles sound like what physicians define as pigmented nevi. Anything pigmented can be difficult to follow to rule out changing to a mel... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Avoid sun/mederma: Acne scars are scars of varying depth and disfigurement depending on the type of acne. Cystic acne is the worst for scarring. The scars are actually d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Six months swelling: Fat can be transferred to the face in different ways: injections most commonly; sometimes dermal fat grafts without the top layer of skin. Fat is frag... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
skin elasticity : A thigh lift is performed on patients after weight loss and in those with poor skin elasticity. Often there are striae and cellulite. The lift will la... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Avoid ambient light: The difficulty with daytime plans of staying inside out of sun is that there is more ambient light than one intends, e.g. Through windows, etc. Plans ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Chemical burn depth: Chemical burns can be of the different degrees this sounds like second degree. The treatment is usually an antibiotic cream or ointment depending on ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Estrogen on ligament: A previous abdominoplasty usually includes tightening the right and left rectus abdominus muscles. With pregnancy these are more sturdy and less likel... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Nerve: This sounds like the extensor surface of the thumb where the dorsal radial sensory nerve can be irritated. This nerve is very superficial and can be e... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Depression from pain: Pain is a frequent cause of depression, and the pain from shingles can be severe. In addition, it is hard to suddenly have to change from an active li... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Range varies: This phrase, cosmetic dentistry, includes a wide range of treatments to improve the appearance of teeth. The simplest is whitening of the teeth and ta... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Within 24 hours: When one has a fluid and electrolyte imbalance from sunstroke, it can take a while to return back to normal. The body does not instantly achieve the f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Steroids, zovrax: Shingles is from activation of dorsal horn varicella zoster. To treat the patient needs rest and a course of an antiviral medication at the highest do... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Shingles has pain: Shingles usually is associated with severe pain. The swelling and itching sounds more like an inflammation. It would be a good idea to see a physician... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation is a problem for scars in all people but especially in dark pigmented individuals. Hydroquinone products can help. The least concent... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Clotting and emboli: Acne develops after one has periods because of hormonally induced changes to the skin with more oils. Taking birth control pills helps to regulate thi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Rarely does forever: Rosacea is very troublesome for many and involves the skin with good blood supply such as the cheeks and nose. Some things make it worse, such as diet... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Clean hair & keep of: The hair-bearing scalp has a great deal of oils and can have considerable "dirt." the forehead can be exposed to many oils and dirt, depending on hair... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Months: Consult your gynecologist about the interval from stopping roaccutane and trying to get pregnant; however, Accutane causes major birth defects. It mak... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Vit E/ aloe/si sheet: Surgical scars are dry. This tissue needs nutrients, especially in the first six months after surgery. Apply vit e oil, aloe vera gel, camomille oil... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Use / trauma / mass: Most pain that is sudden results from unrecognized trauma the day before because it may have been while playing a sport or musical instrument or overu... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Avoid skin chemicals: Skin is is not a barrier and absorbs chemicals. It is a good idea in pregnancy to avoid chemicals. Hormones may change skin a great deal such that the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Acne Irregular Scars: Acne scars cause an irregular surface with the dark shadows where deepest scars. This can be worse when the skin is dry; therefore, consider using her... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Clark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Clark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. Ill ask my heart doctor n family doc about it
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Thanks for your quick reply! Im still breastfeeding if that makes a difference?
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Thank you so much for your response. You have been extremely helpful!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Stanford University Medical Center
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