Melanoma Experts

The Johns Hopkins Melanoma/Skin Cancer Program sees approximately 400 new patients in its clinics annually, and treats between 250 – 300 cases of newly diagnosed melanoma per year. Our physician-scientists are leaders in studying innovative ways to treat melanoma and find new ways to detect and prevent it. Learn more about our each member of our patient care and research teams.

Our Melanoma Patient Care Experts
Our Melanoma Research Experts


  • Suzanne Louise Topalian, M.D.

    • Director, Johns Hopkins Melanoma/Skin Cancer Program
    • Associate Director, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
    • Bloomberg-Kimmel Professor of Cancer Immunotherapy
    • Professor of Surgery
    • Professor of Oncology
  • William H Sharfman, M.D.

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

Clinical Co-Directors

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Program

Our multidisciplinary team consists of experts across several specialties to provide you the best treatment plan. Find experts based on their specialty:

Our Patient Care Team

Head and Neck Surgery/Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our Research Experts


Megan Schollenberger, C.R.N.P.
Collen Apostol, MSN, RN, OCN
Alice Pons, R.N.
Patricia Brothers, R.N.
JoAnn Santmyer, R.N.
Helina Somervell, C.R.N.P.

Melanoma Coordinator

Kim Palmer