Newswise — (Baltimore, MD) – Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, renowned gynecologic cancer surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center’s prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, has been named a “Top Doctor" for 2016 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Castle Connolly is a highly regarded healthcare research and information company that identifies top U.S. doctors and provides consumers with detailed information about physicians. Doctors are nominated by their peers. Doctors cannot nominate themselves, nor can they pay to be included on a Castle Connolly Top Doctors® list; those who provide their input are not compensated.

In addition, a physician-led research team makes thousands of calls annually to leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and others involved in healthcare, gathering information regarding top doctors.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my peers in medicine as a ‘Top Doctor’ by Castle Connolly, which honors physicians across the country who excel in their specialties,” Dr. Im said.

Dr. Im specializes in diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers including ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers.

Being named a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for 2016 is the latest accolade for Dr. Im, who has received several awards and recognition for treating genital tract cancers including:

Patient's Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award, Top Doctor in Gynecologic Oncology, Baltimore magazine Top Oncologists in the U.S., Consumers Research Council of America Distinguished Doctor Award, The Expert Network

Dr. Im holds the title of Medical Director, The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy, The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore. Additionally he serves as Medical Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Collaborative, a network of Gynecologic Oncology Centers throughout Maryland offering women access to top rated gynecologic care in a location that is convenient to them.

Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Im was the first surgeon to be named a "Gynecologic Oncology EpiCenter Surgeon" for the da Vinci robot. In 2015, Dr. Im was one of eight doctors elevated to Mentor Status in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Im trains doctors from around the world in advanced, precision robotic surgery.

In addition, 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).

Mercy Medical Center is a 142-year-old, university affiliated medical facility named a “Top Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report with a national reputation for women’s health care. For more information, visit Mercy online at; MDMercyMedia on FACEBOOK and TWITTER; or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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