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Medical Director, The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy


  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications:

  • Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish

Areas of Interest:

  • Abdominal Cancers


  • The Weinberg Center at Mercy

Armando Sardi, M.D.

Armando Sardi, M.D., is a respected and renowned surgical oncologist who has been honored as a "Top Doctor" in Baltimore magazine multiple times. He serves as Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

HIPEC – A Best New Treatment Option for Cancer

Dr. Sardi is one of Maryland’s leading surgical oncologists who use Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat late stage, complex cancers of the abdominal region. Dr. Sardi has been performing HIPEC procedures since 1994 and is considered to be among the best doctors using the technique. This advanced heated chemotherapy procedure is often a life saving treatment option for patients who have exhausted more traditional treatment plans for stomach cancer. Patients have traveled to Mercy Medical Center from points up and down the East Coast as well as across the U.S. and the world to seek out Dr. Sardi for his cancer expertise in the HIPEC treatment.

Cancer Care is About Survivorship

Dr. Armando Sardi is a man whose professional focus is devoted to medical excellence, research and finding a cure for cancer. For his patients, Dr. Sardi’s personal concern and approach to their care is what helps them gain a positive outlook and confidence to face the challenges ahead. His cheerful smile and kind hearted laugh immediately put patients at ease. And yet, it his unyielding determination to give every patient the best possible chance to overcome their illness that ranks him among the best of the best. 

When other doctors have told patients there is no hope, Dr. Sardi tries even harder to beat the odds. Thanks to Dr. Sardi, the HIPEC procedure and other leading edge treatment options, he has given patients so much more than hope. Patient after patient, year after year, have shared their stories at Mercy’s National Cancer Day Survivor Celebration and Mercy's annual Heat It to Beat It fundraising event. There are 3, 5, 10 year cancer survivors – each telling a heartwarming story of hope and survivorship.

Leader In Cancer Advancements

Dr. Sardi elevates the focus on best-in-practice cancer care treatments through a number of behind the scene initiatives. He co-Chairs Mercy’s Cancer Committee and actively participates in The Tumor Board. These efforts allow cancer experts, specialists and key members of the healthcare team to discuss and collaborate on complex cancer cases to learn new and different ways to optimize resources, medical knowledge and treat patients so that long-term results will be improved.

Dr. Sardi also plays a key role in the Mercy National Cancer Survivor Day festivities. This joyous and spirited celebration is more than a reunion of cancer survivors, it is a day when Dr. Sardi and the Mercy family rejoice with their patients and loved ones. Together they have been through a long and challenging cancer journey and together they delight in all the possibilities ahead.

Worldwide Cancer Treatments

Dr. Armando Sardi, whose celebrated reputation has garnered local and international acclaim, has earned an international reputation for the advances he has made in the surgical oncology field and for his humanitarian efforts to care for the poor and underserved in third world countries. 

Dr. Sardi has been distinguished in Colombia, South America as one of the 100 Most Influential Expatriates – an honor received, in part, for the medical care he provides through the non-profit organization, Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention. This organization was the recipient of the Conquer Cancer Foundation's Inaugural International Innovation Grant. Additionally, Dr. Sardi was named to a list of "Medical Geniuses that Make Colombia Proud" in La Nota Económica - a Colombian economic analysis magazine. 

Awards and Recognition as a Top Cancer Doctor

Dr. Armando Sardi has been recognized for his research, leadership and compassionate bedside manner. Some of his awards include:

  • “Hispanic Hero Award for Excellence as a Medical/Social Entrepreneur”  Presented by USHYEE
  • “Gold Star Teamwork Award” Presented by The Sisters of Mercy in recognition of Gold Star performance
  • Honored by Fusionarte as one of “100 Colombianos” who represent the talent, creativity and perseverance of Colombia. Bogota, Colombia December 2012
  • Named by Baltimore magazine a "Top Doctor" in the Surgical Oncology specialty
  • Named by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of "America's Top Doctors" in Surgery
  • Named by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of "America’s Top Doctors for Cancer" 
Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship  – Ohio State University Hospital
  • Residency – Saint Agnes Hospital
  • Medical Degree – Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Associations & Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland
  • Southeastern Surgical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of the Alumni of the "Division de Salud of the Universidad del Valle
  • National Cancer Institute - Clinical Investigator

Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Dr. Armando Sardi - Mercy

Mercy surgical oncologist Dr. Armando Sardi discusses thyroid cancer in women. Learn more at

HIPEC Treatment of Late Stage Abdominal Cancer - Dr. Armando Sardi - Mercy

Dr. Armando Sardi, Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center, speaks on HIPEC surgery as treatment of late stage abdominal cancer. Learn more at

John: Conquering Mesothelioma

An active father describes his journey after a life-changing day when doctors tell him he has peritoneal mesothelioma. Learn more about treatment at

Susan: Against the Odds

Susan, a longtime journalist, had plenty of practice making sense of complicated issues within a short time period. When faced with her own ovarian cancer diagnosis she drew on past experience to seek out the top experts and the best treatment options.

The Cancer Doctors at Mercy

The Cancer Doctors at Mercy treat a wide range of cancers, relying on advanced technologies, compassionate care, leading edge research and clinical trials, and demonstrated medical expertise to provide some of the best treatment options available to fight cancer and restore hope and vitality.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy

Surgical Oncology at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland is widely recognized for its highly skilled cancer surgeons - known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for their wealth of experience in treating patients with various types of cancer including skin, liver, thyroid, pancreatic and abdominal/stomach cancers.

HIPEC Treatment for Ovarian Cancer - Drs. Armando Sardi and Teresa Diaz-Montes - Mercy

Mercy surgical oncologist Dr. Armando Sardi and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes discuss the use of the HIPEC process for ovarian cancer treatment. Learn more at

Rosalind: Celebrating Cancer Survivors' Day

In celebration of Cancer Survivors' Day Mercy patient and featured speaker Rosalind shares her experience and inspires hope and gratitude in those who hear her words.


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