Dr. Sharon Ann Clark

Plastic Surgery
San Mateo, CA
43 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
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Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

86 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Shampoo: no perfume: Shampoos for patients with sensitive skin should have few chemicals and no perfumes. The pH of shampoos change with chemicals. Good gentle shampoos in... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil) & protein diet: Most often male baldness is an inherited trait, occurring with testosterone production. Hair loss can be affected by thyroid levels and stress, e.g. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Acne by hairline: Usually one speaks of the increased acne of the T zone of the face, i.e. forehead and nose. In this case the side of the forehead seems most likely to... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Use but avoid trauma: The risk of lymphedema of the arm increases after any event that causes swelling of the arm. Ex.a cut on the hand can get infected & cause the cyc... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See neurologist now: There are many possible explanations for pain and numbness: listen to your body's message. Extrinsic causes, such as certain activities, would usually... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Soft scar: The ear piercing involves a puncture through the skin on top and behind the ear lobe as well as the fat in between. This closure makes thick, hard sca... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Rule out skin cancer: By the "lip," it appears you mean the vermillion, red part of cupid's bow.This skin is unlikely to get a "whitehead." It is skin which is sensitive to... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Return to the doctor: This is a very general question and carries different risks if one were to stop a medication. First, the medicine may not be the cause of "feeling" si... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Rule out skin cancer: Itching suggests the body's effort to heal a wound as the nerves try to regenerate. But the fact that a scab persists and the wound will not heal sugg... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Steroids, external: A keloid is a pseudo tumor of scars in that it grows beyond the scar. A hypertrophic scar is raised and hard but does not extend beyond the scar. Kelo... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Compressive garment: Spanx is a type of garment to compress the soft tissue of a person so that that individual appears more slim in clothing. The company makes different ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Less if washed off: There are many varied chemicals that can burn but the key point is to immediately wash off the area with a large amount of cold water. One wants to p... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind.... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Laser or chemical: Hair growth on the dorsal hand is normal with more or less based on genetic traits. To remove the hair with laser may take multiple sessions and can l... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Depends on the depth: The black spots are eschars/scabs. The more superficial they are, the less a disfiguring a scar results. It is not clear how easily these came of wi... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Skin care, diet: Acne reflects the oils in the skin and the attraction of bacteria. Hormones change the skin, the size of pores and the oils. A skin care program morn ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Consult your dentist: It is important to discuss the individual patient's needs for the type of crown with the dentist. Needs vary based on not only aesthetics of the smil... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Each session 5000 ml: The goal of liposuction is to improve the body contour. One is at a healthy weight & in good physical condition. If one gains weight after liposuc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes, scars can occur: Shingles can cause lesions in a dermatonal distributuion, i.e. Along a nerve root. These vesicles can scar. To decrease the risk of poor scars, one sh... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes of delicate skin: Frost bite is a burn. There are superficial, second, and third degree burns with the latter causing full thickness loss of tissue. At the temperature ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Diagnosis of pain: The history is very important for treatment options. Has this patient had oral herpes before? Is the pain gettiing worse? Is there any difficulty swal... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Liposuction: One can use liposuction of abdominal fat. The supernatent fat is then prepared for fat injection into the buttocks. Unfortunately an overcorrection is... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Pigment &/or shadow: Pimples result in a breakdown of the skin and cause a scar. Any scar can get hyperpigmented, i.e. darker, for six months and sunscreen of spf 15 or gr... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Type of gynecomastia: In plastic surgery we look at the degree of gynecomastia as well as the cause. A small amount around the nipple areolar complex can be treated with li... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 43 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
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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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