Dr. Maverakis is an award winning dermatologist at the University of California, Davis. His NIH-funded laboratory is focused on understanding the pathophysiology of autoimmunity. He also has a personal interest in understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and on ways to improve immune recognition and eradication of cancer. His work in the latter has been cited in the current NCCN guidelines for the treatment of melanoma.

In clinic he sees patients with immune mediated diseases involving the skin and patients with in-transit or cutaneous melanoma metastases. Dr. Maverakis is a recipient of career awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also the recipient of an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. In 2012 President Obama Awarded Dr. Maverakis a PECASE award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

He is also one of only 15 students to have ever graduated from Harvard Medical School with highest honors in the school’s 235 year history. He is often featured in the media talking about a variety of topics including university politics, autoimmunity, skin cancer, and epidemic outbreaks.

Conditions Treated

  • Melanoma
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Ulcerative necrobiosis lipoidica
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin manifestations of morphea and scleroderma

Procedures performed

  • Cutaneous melanoma surgery
  • Laser surgery

For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please call 916-734-6111 or 800-770-9282.

Dr. Maverakis

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.

Associate Professor Departments of Medical Microbiology & Immunology | Associated Professor of Dermatology

Director of Autoimmunity
Director Immune Monitoring Core
Member UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Member UC Davis Food for Health Institute

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