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William H Sharfman, M.D.

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Director, Cutaneous Oncology

Associate Professor of Oncology

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Male

Expertise: Cutaneous Oncology, Dermatology, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Immunotherapy, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Tumors

Research Interests: Novel therapies for high risk and advanced melanoma patients; GI Cancers; Lung Cancer

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
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10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II
Baltimore, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2970
Fax: 410-583-2980

Background

Dr. William H. Sharfman is an associate professor of oncology and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include cutaneous oncology, dermatology, gastrointestinal cancers and immunotherapy. He helped create the well-established Melanoma Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in 1994. Dr. Sharfman serves as the director of cutaneous oncology and clinical co-director for oncology at the Johns Hopkins Melanoma Program.

He earned his M.D. from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and performed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Sharfman's research interests include novel therapies for high risk and advanced melanoma patients; GI cancers; and lung cancer.

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Titles

  • Director, Cutaneous Oncology
  • Clinical Co-Director for Oncology, Johns Hopkins Melanoma Program
  • The Mary Jo Rogers Professorship in Cancer Immunology and Melanoma Research
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (1982)

Residencies

  • Cleveland Clinic / Internal Medicine (1985)

Fellowships

  • Cleveland Clinic / Hematology and Oncology (1989)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Hematology (1992, 2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1986)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (1989)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Sharfman’s research focuses on melanoma, including novel therapies for advanced melanoma patients.

Selected Publications

  1. Lange, J.R.; Fecher, L.; Sharfman, W.H.; Alani, R.M.; Mikkilineni, R.; Topalian, S.L.; Balch, C.M. Melanoma. In: Abeloff MD, A.J., Niederhuber JE, Kastan MB, McKenna WG editor. 4th ed, Abeloffs Clinical Oncology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2008. p. 1229-1252.
  2. Brahmer, J.R.; Drake, C.G.; Wollner, I.; Powderly, J.D.; Picus, J.; Sharfman, W.H.; Stankevich, E.; Pons, A.; Salay, T.M.; McMiller, T.L.; Gilson, M.M.; Wang, C.; Selby, M.; Taube, J.M.; Anders, R.; Chen, L.; Korman, A.J.; Pardoll, D.M.; Lowy, I.; Topalian, S.L. Phase I study of single-agent anti-programmed death-1 (MDX-1106) in refractory solid tumors: safety, clinical activity, pharmacodynamics, and immunologic correlates. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul 1;28(19):3167-3175.

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Skin Cancer 101 with an Emphasis on Melanoma
    http://bit.ly/MelanomaWebinarVideo

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Two Regattas,” The New York Times, December 24, 2008

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