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T.J. Sharpe

Starfish Harbor LLC
Patient Advocate
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
T.J. Sharpe is a Stage IV melanoma patient who shares his journey through cancer in his Patient #1 Blog.  He was diagnosed in August 2012 with metastatic melanoma, weeks after his second child was born. He has undergone six surgeries and four immunotherapy treatments over two different clinical trials.  The initial failures and subsequent complete response were chronicled in his blog. He is now a writer, keynote speaker, and consultant in the biopharma and clinical research industries, working as a patient advisor for major healthcare-related companies and TransCelerate. He brings an educated patient voice as an equitable stakeholder in drug development while challenging the healthcare status quo via his company, Starfish Harbor LLC.