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DES Medical Director
Joseph A. Ciotola, M.D.
Queen Anne's County
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is currently a member of the Board at Chester River Hospital Center and a member of the Shore Regional Medical System. He is the formerly Chief of Surgery at Kernan Hospital and formerly a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Kernan. He also is the former Managing Partner for Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland. Dr. Ciotola has more than 30 years of experience in Orthopaedic Medicine.
Dr. Ciotola began his career after graduation from the University of Maryland – Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his internship through the University of Maryland and served residencies at the University of Maryland and James Lawrence Kernan Hospital – Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Ciotola’s affiliations and achievements include Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, Ambulatory Surgical Center (OACM ASC) – Baltimore, Maryland, Shock Trauma – University of Maryland – Baltimore Maryland, Saint Agnes Hospital – Catonsville, Maryland and Kernan Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – Baltimore, Maryland. He also holds a faculty appointment with the University of Maryland, Department of Orthopaedics – Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Maryland Medical Society, Maryland Orthopaedic Society, and Eastern Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Ciotola also serves as the County Health Officer.