Vitiligo Spotlights

This page is dedicated to those students, researchers, physicians and volunteers that give their time, talent, and wisdom to aid in the search for a cure.

Vitiligo Volunteers

Mark Braxton

Sharolyn Hagen

Meet Sharolyn Hagen! Sharolyn is a professional photographer and member of the Minnesota VitFriends community. She was diagnosed in 2016, when she was in her mid-30’s, by a dermatologist at the University of Minnesota.

Tiffany Onischuk

Kimberly Boyd

Physicians and Researchers

Marwa Abdallah, MD

Meet Global Vitiligo Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member, Marwa Abdallah, MD, who is a Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, at Ain Shams University (ASU), in Cairo, Egypt.

Janice Nathalie, MD

Meet Janice Nathalie, MD. Dr. Nathalie is the Resident Medical Officer at St. Vincent's Health Australia in Melbourne, Australia.


Meet Professor Andrew Thompson, Professor of Clinical Psychology (Hons.) and Programme Director (DClinPsy), Cardiff University in Wales, UK.

Caio Cesar Silva de Castro, MD, PhD

Meet Global Vitiligo Foundation Medical Advisory Board Member Caio Cesar Silva de Castro, MD, PhD, who is a Brazilian board-certified dermatologist, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Pontificia Universidade Católica in Curitiba, Brasil.

Mauro Picardo, MD