Dr. Joel Sunshine is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specializes in medical dermatology and skin cancer and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. His areas of clinical expertise include general dermatology, cutaneous oncology including melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma, and supportive oncodermatology.
Dr. Sunshine obtained his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, his M.D. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his dermatology residency training and dermatopathology fellowship from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Sunshine's primary research interest is understanding how skin cancers interact with the immune system, finding new ways to predict which patients will do well with what treatment, and developing new therapies to improve the immune response to skin cancers.