Mercy Medical Oncologist Dr. Sandy D. Kotiah, Named Castle Connolly "Top Doctor"

May 01, 2017


Mercy Medical Center has announced that Sandy D. Kotiah, M.D., Director, The Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2017. Dr. Kotiah was also so honored in 2016.

The national selection process for Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors" is based on both peer nomination and extensive review by a physician-led research team. Medical training, board certifications, achievements, and other credentials are also measured during the annual selection process.

Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Kotiah leads a multidisciplinary team focused on providing some of the best treatment options for rare neuroendocrine diseases. Dr. Kotiah works with patients to diagnose, evaluate and treat a variety of cancers and blood diseases including neuroendocrine tumors, breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, gynecological cancer, lung cancer, leukemia and lymphoma. 

Dr. Kotiah has specialized training and certification in performing bone marrow biopsies and administering intrathecal chemotherapy. A lecturer and researcher on neuroendocrine tumors as well as a physician, Dr. Kotiah hosts quarterly meetings for patients and their families to present information about neuroendocrine tumors and how to cope with a neuroendocrine diagnosis.

Dr. Kotiah, who is fluent in both French and Creole, has been recognized with a “Patients' Choice Award,” presented on behalf of patient feedback and in recognition of Dr. Kotiah’s compassionate care and bedside manner.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in the United States. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers to be Top Doctors. Physicians do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

Mercy Medical Center is a 143-year-old, university affiliated medical facility named a “Top Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report and has a national reputation for women’s health care. For more information on Mercy, visit; MDMercyMedia on FACEBOOK and TWITTER; or call 1-800-MD-MERCY.

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in Downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed, acute care, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.

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