Dr. Gregory Cotter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American College of Radiation Oncology

NATCHEZ, Miss. – Gregory Cotter, MD, radiation oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), our nation’s premiere professional society for radiation oncologists. Dr. Cotter was presented the organization’s most prestigious award on March 15 at The Radiation Oncology Summit: ACRO 2024, the College’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Gregory Cotter, MD, FACRO, FACR and American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) President Dwight E. Heron, MD, MBA, FACRO, FACR.

Dr. Cotter is well-known across the Natchez community and the surrounding region. He has decades of experience and has served patients in several communities across the Gulf South. He is Board Certified in radiation oncology and is very involved in several professional organizations, including ACRO. In 2019, Dr. Cotter led the clinical team at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez. After a short leave, Dr. Cotter returned to the Cancer Center earlier this year and is continuing to see new patients.

With his depth of experience and expertise, and through the dedication and compassion he demonstrates when working with patients, Dr. Cotter has developed a very strong bond with the Natchez community and has made an impression on his colleagues across the country.

“Dr. Gregory Cotter has left an indelible mark on the American College of Radiation Oncology. He chaired the ACRO Accreditation Program for many years, spearheaded the inaugural accreditation standards, and zealously advocated for the field of Radiation Oncology as one of ACRO’s delegates to the American Medical Association. For his years of service, professionalism, and passion, we are proud to honor Dr. Cotter with ACRO’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said ACRO President Dwight E. Heron, MD, MBA, FACRO, FACR.

Dr. Cotter is grateful for this recognition, but for him, this award serves as a testament to the work that has been accomplished through collaboration with his colleagues over the course of his career.

“I am truly humbled to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Cotter. “But as anyone who serves the needs of cancer patients can tell you, the only way to truly make a meaningful difference is by working together as a team. Over the course of my career, I have been blessed to work with phenomenal colleagues – literally some of the most experienced and knowledgeable radiation oncologists from across this country.”

“I am proud to call Natchez home and I am excited about the work we’ve accomplished at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Together, we will further our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer in this community.”

Located at 133 Jefferson Davis Blvd., Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez offers residents access to leading-edge radiation therapy and support services. To reach the Cancer Center or to make an appointment, please call (601) 442-1285. For more information on Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, visit marybird.org.


About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is Louisiana’s largest cancer care organization and has been leading the fight against cancer for more than 50 years. Founded in Baton Rouge in 1971 by a group of community leaders, the Cancer Center now serves every region of Louisiana and communities across southwest Mississippi. With the most expansive team of highly-trained oncologists leveraging innovative therapies and technologies, Mary Bird Perkins is offering the most personalized treatment options available in the Gulf South. The Cancer Center’s emphasis on community-based care allows patients to access these resources close to home. From early detection through our innovative Prevention on the Go screening and education program, to diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer, Mary Bird Perkins offers a wide array of individualized support services to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. For more information, visit marybird.org.