Mercy Medical Cosmetic Surgeon Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D., Named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”

October 1, 2017
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center has announced that Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D., Director, Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 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.

Dr. Vander Kolk, who is also Associate Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy, is skilled in reconstructive surgery, particularly facial surgery, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery. Working with noted colleagues Drs. Bernard Chang and Brendan Collins, Dr. Vander Kolk offers general cosmetic medicine treatment options, plastic surgery procedures and specialized care for:

  • Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction
  • Breast Augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
  • Abdominal Surgery (tummy tuck)
  • Breast Lift (mastopexy)
  • Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy)
  • Liposuction and Body Contouring
  • Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty)

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk is a widely-recognized pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in the reconstruction of cleft lip and palate in children. Dr. Vander Kolk has authored numerous articles and publications in his specialty for high-quality medical publications including:

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery
  • Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Forum

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.


Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

Email: Office: 410-332-9714 Cell: 410-375-7342

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 top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit, MDMercyMedia on FacebookTwitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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