Dr. Raymond Kotwicki

Psychiatrist located in Marietta, GA & Roswell/Alpharetta, Roswell, GA

About Kotwicki

Dr. Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH, DFAPA is the President and Chief Medical Officer of Intensive Outpatient Services at Hightop Health.  Until June, 2023 he served as Chief Strategy Officer and before that, the Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer at Skyland Trail, an Atlanta, Georgia-based nationally acclaimed private, nonprofit residential and day treatment organization for adults and adolescents with mental illnesses. Kotwicki also held leadership positions as the Medical Director of Community Outreach Services at Grady Health System as well as Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine

Kotwicki trained as a Department of Energy Fellow and was a Medical Scholar at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School, the Boston University School of Medicine, and Emory University, where he earned a Master in Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management. He remains a full professor on the adjunctive faculty at both the Emory University School of Medicine as well as the Rollins School of Public Health. Kotwicki has presented more than 425 invited lectures, symposia, and seminars to thousands of attendees. He is recognized as a trusted national expert and renowned speaker on current issues in psychiatry, mental health, professionalism, and wellness.  

Kotwicki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Past President of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians’ Association. He currently serves as Vice President of the Executive Council of the Southern Psychiatric Association.  Kotwicki was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and served as President of the Board of Directors of Positive Impact, the Southeast’s premiere HIV mental health program for three years. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Lovett School until 2022 and was elected to the American College of Psychiatrists in 2019. Throughout his career, Dr. Kotwicki has received numerous distinctions, including Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association’s 2019-2020 Psychiatrist of the Year award, Emory University’s most prestigious Dean’s “Golden Apple” Teaching Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Mental Health America and Eli Lilly’s “Heroes in Fight” Clinical Team Award, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. Kotwicki received the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University’s “Distinguished Achievement Alumnus Award” in 2017.