Urethra adenocarcinoma

Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship


This is a one-year position combining clinical and research experience with our GU faculty. There are typically four full-time fellows. The material comprises radical prostatectomy specimens, teaching sets covering the entire spectrum of urological pathology, and an active personal consult service. A major role of the fellow is in participation in the research projects covering diverse subjects relating to genitourinary pathology.


To apply, please download our application form and submit it by email to the program director.

Send the application (via email) to:

Andres Matoso, M.D.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Pathology, Weinberg 2242
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Phone: 410-955-3580
Fax: 410-955-0115
Email: [email protected]

Current Fellows

Ciera Mangone, M.D.

Ciera Mangone, M.D.

Ciera was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and went on to medical school at Saint Louis University in Missouri. While in medical school, she completed a post-sophomore fellowship in pathology, acting as a first-year resident in the pathology department for one year. It was during this year that she discovered her love of surgical pathology, in particular prostate pathology. She moved back to the east coast to complete her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where her interest in genitourinary pathology continued to grow along with a passion for education. She enjoyed being a part of medical school and resident teaching and hopes to continue to be involved in trainee education throughout her career. She is currently working as Surgical Pathology Assistant at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, furthering her knowledge in general surgical pathology. She will then be pursuing a Genitourinary Pathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins with a special interest in prostate pathology. In her free time, Ciera enjoys relaxing with a good book and spending time with her husband, toddler, two dogs, and pet pig.

Swati Bhardwaj, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Swati Bhardwaj

Swati is from New Delhi, India. She completed medical school at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, where she was awarded a Gold Medal. She did her residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She has a passion for medical education and teaching and was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for innovation, commitment and excellence in medical education. She has authored and co-authored 5 book chapters on urologic and gynecologic pathology. She is also actively involved in research and has been the recipient of the “Proof of Concept Award” for research funding during residency. She has authored multiple research papers and was awarded the First Prize for her poster at CAP21. She is also actively involved in organized medicine serving as an Ex Officio Governor for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), has been the Chair of the CAP Residents Forum, a past delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA), and an USCAP Ambassador, among other roles. In her free time, she likes to paint, cook, and spend time with family.

Former Fellows


Leonie Beauchamp, M.D.

Léonie Beauchamp, M.D.

Léonie grew up in Québec, Canada. She developed an interest in pathology early in medical school, inspired by the beauty of human histology. She completed medical training at Université de Montréal in 2013. She then completed pathology residency at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Léonie became interested in urologic pathology while working as a pathologist in New-Brunswick, Canada. Since college, she has also developed a passion for teaching. After graduation from her fellowship, she will pursue an academic career centered on medical education at the University of Toronto.

Outside of pathology and medical education, Léonie likes to spend time with her children and family, travel and play board games.

Eric Erak, M.D.

Eric Erak, M.D.

Eric earned his M.D. from the University of Medical Science (UCIMED) in Costa Rica and completed his residency training in Pathology at the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Once Eric completed his training, he gained interest in Genitourinary Pathology, especially prostate cancer, and applied for a one-year post-doctoral clinical genitourinary fellowship with Dr. Jonathan Epstein at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completion, he joined Dr. Tamara Lotan in her lab to continue Genitourinary Pathology research. He will repeat residency training in the US to relocate here with his family permanently. When not working, Eric enjoys watching soccer, playing tennis, playing Call of Duty, and traveling with his wife.

Mohammad Salimian

Mohammad Salimian, M.D.

Mohammad grew up in Baltimore and completed his undergraduate work in physiology and neurobiology at University of Maryland – College Park. He continued on to medical school at American University of the Caribbean and went on to AP/CP residency at Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida. Upon completion of residency Mohammad moved back to Baltimore to complete a genitourinary fellowship at Johns Hopkins. When not working, Mohammad enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and reading.

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