Drs. David Riseberg and Sandy Kotiah Appear on "Medoscopy" Series

July 05, 2022


David A. Riseberg, M.D., Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology and board certified medical oncologist Sandy D. Kotiah, M.D., Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Center, both appear as guests on Mercy Medical Center's ongoing talk show series, "Medoscopy'" airing on Facebook Watch.

A 30-minute pre-taped program that explores the background and lives of Mercy clinicians, patients and others, Medoscopy was launched in spring 2022 and airs in two 15-minute segments. Past episodes of Medoscopy are available for viewing on Mercy's YouTube channel.

In this segment, Drs. Riseberg and Kotiah appear together to discuss their mutual experience treating patients with many types of cancers and blood disorders.

Dr. Riseberg noted the importance of recruiting patients for clinical cancer research; how patients like Maggie "The Bald Ballerina" Kudirka continue to inspire, and how his daughter is following a similar career path, studying public health and epidemiology. Dr. Kotiah discussed an early mentor, how she balances being a parent and a physician, and the advances that have made some forms of cancer more treatable.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Riseberg also serves as Mercy's Chair of The Cancer Committee, deliberating with other cancer experts to design and develop care paths for complex cancer cases.

Dr. Kotiah diagnoses, evaluates and treat a variety of cancers and blood diseases including neuroendocrine tumors, blood cancers (such as multiple myeloma), breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, lung cancer and lymphoma.

Both oncologists see patients in Medical Oncology and Hematology, The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy, located in Mercy's nationally acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine.

Medoscopy is filmed on the campus of Mercy Medical Center in downtown Baltimore with video, sound, and lighting by Zinnia Film.

View Part 1 of Medoscopy with Drs. Riseberg and Kotiah.

View Part 2 of Medoscopy with Drs. Riseberg and Kotiah.

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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