Medical Advisors for the Claire Marie Foundation

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Dr. William H. Sharfman, M.D.

Dr. William H. Sharfman serves as the Director of Cutaneous Oncology and Clinical Co- Director for Oncology at Johns Hopkins Melanoma Program. Dr. 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 Johns Hopkins in 1994.

Dr. Eva Simmon-O’Brien, M.D., FAAD

Dr. Eva Simmons-O’Brien is a board certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her in medicine and dermatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as full time faculty for both departments. Dr. Simmons-O’Brien is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.



Patricia A. Wagonhurst, M.A., MPH

Patrice A. Wagonhurst is an honored researcher and leader in the nonprofit health sector internationally and domestically. Based in Southern California, Patrice is an Independent Healthcare Consultant and brings to the Claire Marie Foundation more than 20 years experience developing health services to the underserved populations of Latin America and her native Los Angeles through research, business development, administration and fundraising. With a Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts in Latin studies from the University of California at Los Angeles, Patrice has developed large-scale public health programs and raised over thirty million dollars for low-income urban communities in Los Angeles, served as the Director of Program Development and Evaluation at the Venice Family Clinic in Venice California, and as a Project Evaluator for Save the Children and the Inter American Foundation in La Paz Bolivia. Patrice has a special connection with the Claire Marie Foundation as she is Claire’s aunt and is inspired to join us in our mission to help prevent this horrendous disease in young people.


Dr. James E. Fragetta, M.D.

Dr. Fragetta graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and worked in the clinical research division of the pharmacology department at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Fragetta received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and did his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins. Since completing the chief residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Fragetta has been practicing pediatrics in Baltimore.



April V. Moran, LCSW-C, MSW, ACT

April Moran has been in private practice for 20 years in Lutherville, Maryland as a psychotherapist. She works with adolescent and young adults in navigating depression and major life changes such as a chronic illness diagnosis. April received her Masters of Social Work at The Catholic University of America with advanced training and certification at The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Pennsylvania.