Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG

Director, The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy

Director, The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy

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Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

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Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, is the Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore. A top gynecologic oncologist and gynecologic robotic surgeon, he specializes in diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers including ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers

A Leader in Robotic Surgery Using the da Vinci Robot

Dr. Im leads The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy, which offers surgical procedures performed by physician experts in multiple specialties and sub-specialties, including Urology, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy Medical Center.

Dr. Dwight Im is among the most widely recognized gynecologic oncology robotic surgeons and was the first surgeon to be named a "Gynecologic Oncology EpiCenter Surgeon" for the da Vinci robot. Dr. Im trains doctors from around the world in advanced, precision robotic surgery. 

Use of the da Vinci robot enables the surgeon to go beyond traditional capabilities. Microsurgical techniques combined with the robot's ability to maneuver with a limitless turning radius, elevates the exacting precision that can be performed during surgery. In some cases robotic surgery is the best treatment option for a patient. When it is not, Dr. Im offers additional surgical expertise and decades of experience in laparoscopic and traditional invasive surgery

Excellence in Patient Care for Gynecologic Cancers

Dr. Im focuses on the patient's whole cancer journey - from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and support. He assembles a patient care team for his patients that includes radiation oncologists, women's imaging, patient education, family members and friends. Dr. Im believes that family and friends play a significant role in patient recovery and involves them in championing each patient's progress, helping to manage her physical, emotional, and spiritual balance from diagnosis through recovery.

Mercy Medical Center is particularly proud that Dr. Im's achievements are recognized by his peers and patients. Dr. Dwight Im has received several awards and recognition for treating genital tract cancers including:

  • Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com
  • Compassionate Doctor, Vitals.com
  • Top Doctor in Gynecologic Oncology, Baltimore magazine
  • Top Oncologists in the U.S., Consumers Research Council of America

Doctor and Noted Expert in Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Dwight Im leads a renowned team of doctors at The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy who are considered among the best in Maryland in treating ovariancervicaluterine or endometrialvulvar, and vaginal cancers. The physician team also has contributed widely to publications on gynecologic cancers.

In addition to training and lecturing to doctors around the world, Dr. Im is a noted author of peer-reviewed medical journals and book chapters that reach a national audience including:

  • Journal of Women's Imaging, Editorial Board
  • Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reviewer

View Dr. Im's CV.

Robotic Surgery is also known as da Vinci robotic surgery, robotic surgery da vinci, davinci robotics surgery, da vinci robotics and robotics in surgery.

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland
  • Residency – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland
  • Medical Degree – UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson, New Jersey
Patient Stories
Patient receives treatment for cancer at Mercy

Mary Jo

A mother gets her life back after traveling from Virginia to Mercy for surgery to treat severe endometriosis and an ovarian mass. 

Dr. Dwight Im Cervical Incompetence


Rachel is able to have a baby after a robotic surgery procedure to correct cervical incompetence.

Endocrinology Center at Mercy - Baltimore


A gifted singer finds her voice and a new way to help others after struggling with cancer and diabetes.

Patient receives treatment for cancer at Mercy


Hear from a patient who opted for robotic GYN surgery after learning she had cervical cancer. She went on to return to work only two weeks after surgery.

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
  • Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • International Gynecologic Cancer Society