Becoming a Castle Connolly-Recognized Top Doctor

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Castle Connolly

Dr. Marc Gerdisch, a renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in Indianapolis, strives to provide excellent, personalized care for his patients at Cardiac Surgery Associates. For the last seven years, Dr. Marc Gerdisch has been formally recognized by Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors.

For those who are looking for the best doctors in their region and across the nation, Castle Connolly has become a trusted source of information. Each year, the organization publishes its Top Doctors series, which identifies physicians who have outstanding reputations within their chosen specialties.

In order to be included on a Castle Connolly list, a doctor must be nominated by a peer within the medical community. Each nomination is subjected to a rigorous approval process that includes a full review of the candidate’s credentials. Following this review, the editors, research staff, and officers at Castle Connolly determine a whether a candidate will be named a Top Doctor and, if so, whether he or she will appear on a regional list or on the even more prestigious national list.


The Sycamore School Serves Gifted Students in Indiana

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Sycamore School

Along with responsibilities as chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Dr. Marc Gerdisch helps lead Cardiac Surgery Associates as a senior partner. A member of several professional organizations, Dr. Marc Gerdisch has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sycamore School in Indianapolis.

The Sycamore School serves gifted students in preschool through eighth grade. The school provides an accelerated education that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of children who score within the top 2 percent on intelligence tests. Classes, curriculum, and activities are all designed to meet the unique academic, emotional, and social needs of these high-performing students.

The only school of its kind in Indiana, the Sycamore School aims to help students achieve greater success in an environment where they can be themselves and are not singled out for being different. Teachers approach lessons in a method that is more abstract, complex, and broad than what is found in typical schools. This type of high-level thinking, along with flexible grouping strategies and enriching learning opportunities, allows gifted students to grow and develop in their own unique way.