Joseph J. Ciotola, M.D.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

A 2017 Top Doc - Baltimore magazine

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Joseph J. Ciotola, M.D., is a top rated orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center. Board Certified, Dr. Ciotola’s extensive expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement. Dr. Ciotola also specializes in knee replacement, knee resurfacing using MAKOplasty® powered by RIO® robotic arm technology, ACL reconstruction and shoulder surgeries including shoulder replacement.

Expert in Anterior Hip Replacement

Dr. Joseph Ciotola’s dedication to providing advanced orthopedic techniques helped bring anterior hip replacement to Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy. Dr. Ciotola, who is one of the first orthopedic surgeons in Baltimore to perform anterior hip replacement, teaches orthopedic surgeons throughout the country how to perform this minimally invasive approach to hip replacement. Many of his patients have expressed their gratitude and satisfaction by recommending Dr. Ciotola to family, friends and even strangers who are in need of a hip replacement.

Clinical Excellence with Patient Centered Care

Dr. Joseph Ciotola is dedicated to providing his patients the best orthopedic care possible. Patients turn to Dr. Ciotola for his clinical expertise when they have hip or knee pain. His great compassion and concern for helping relieve their pain provides patients with the confidence that they will be able to return to their daily routines. Dr. Ciotola works individually with patients to develop the best treatment options to help with the return to normal activities.

Top Rated Orthopedic Doctor

Dr. Joseph Ciotola has been recognized for his orthopedic expertise by being named a "Top Doctor" for orthopedics by Baltimore magazine.

Education & Fellowships
  • Residency – University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship – University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Patient Stories
Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore


An avid golfer seeks out Mercy doctors twice to get a hip replacement and now he is healthy and back on the greens.

Associations & Memberships

Dr. Ciotola is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons