Burles Avner Johnson III, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology


Medical Oncology, Oncology


Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Center

201 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Johnson is a genitourinary medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with bladder cancer and upper tract urothelial carcinoma.  He is a member of the Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. 

He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Medical College of Georgia, where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine.  He then completed his medical oncology fellowship and did additional postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty.  

He has an active laboratory which focuses on optimizing bladder cancer preclinical models, studying mechanisms of bladder cancer progression, elucidating biomarkers that correlate with bladder cancer survival and response to treatment, and testing immunotherapies in bladder cancer preclinical models.   

His research has been funded by an ASCO Young Investigator Award, an AACR-BMS Fellowship for Young Investigators in Translational Immuno-oncology, a Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust Career Development Award, a Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Young Investigator Award, and a Department of Defense Career Development Award.  

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

  • Oncology - Genitourinary Cancer Disease



  • MD PhD; Medicine; Medical College of Georgia - Augusta University (2012)


  • Internal Medicine; Medical College of Georgia (2015)


  • Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2019)
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