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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.

Dr. Maverakis Dr. Maverakis’ group has a wide variety of interests including: immunotherapies for melanoma, T cell mediated skin diseases, and the murine models of autoimmunity.  Dr. Maverakis is funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  His recent publications have appeared in journals such as: The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Clinically, Dr. Maverakis specializes in the treatment of patients with severe immune-mediated systemic diseases involving the skin.

Title: Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Education: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, B.S. Summa Cum Laude

Medical Education: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, M.D. Summa Cum Laude

Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

Internship: Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, Internal Medicine

Residency: University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, Dermatology

Publications (Selected):

Maverakis E, Beech JT, Schneider S, Sercarz EE. Presentation of a determinant by MHC class II can be prevented through competitive capture by a flanking determinant on a multideterminant peptide. J Autoimmun. 2008 Aug;31(1):59-65. Epub 2008 Apr 2.

Wadhera A, Maverakis E, Mitsiades N, Lara PN, Fung MA, Lynch PJ. Thymoma-associated multiorgan autoimmunity: a graft-versus-host-like disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Oct;57(4):683-9. Epub 2007 Apr 16.

Menezes JS, van den Elzen P, Thornes J, Huffman D, Droin NM, Maverakis E, Sercarz EE. A public T cell clonotype within a heterogeneous autoreactive repertoire is dominant in driving EAE. J Clin Invest. 2007 Aug;117(8):2176-85.

Maverakis E, Lynch PJ, Fazel N. Acrodermatitis enteropathica. Dermatol Online J. 2007 Jul 13;13(3):11.

Maverakis E, Fung MA, Lynch PJ, Draznin M, Michael DJ, Ruben B, Fazel N. Acrodermatitis enteropathica and an overview of zinc metabolism. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Jan;56(1):116-24. Epub 2006 Oct 30.

Kwak J, Maverakis E. Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis. Dermatol Online J. 2006 Sep 8;12(5):6.

van den Elzen P, Menezes JS, Ametani A, Maverakis E, Madakamutil L, Tang XL, Kumar V, Sercarz EE. Limited clonality in autoimmunity: drivers and regulators. Autoimmun Rev. 2004 Nov;3(7-8):524-9.

Sercarz EE, Maverakis E. Recognition and function in a degenerate immune system. Mol Immunol. 2004 Feb;40(14-15):1003-8.


To schedule an appointment and to see if Dr. Emanual Maverakis is accepting new patients please call:  916-734-6111.