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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Emanual Maverakis, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Dr. Maverakis’ group has a wide variety of interests including: immunotherapies for melanoma, T cell mediated skin diseases, and the murine models of autoimmunity.

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


Assistant Professor in Residence







Dermatology Clinic

Center/Program Affiliation:


Cannery Building
3301 C St., Suite 1300-1400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Phone: 916-734-6111
Phone: 800-482-3284

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California


Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass


University of California, Davis, Calif


Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Select Recent Publications:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

To see if Emanual Maverakis is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).