Joseph V. Otten, MD

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Joseph V. Otten, MD

Joseph V. Otten, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who joined the practice as a partner in 1995. He received his MD from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is a member of the AMA, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, NYS Medical Society and WNY Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Otten is on the medical staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY.

Laurie Kotowski, RPA-c

Laurie M. Kotowski, RPA-C.

Laurie received her BS/MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Summa Cum Laude, from Daemen College in 2004 and immediately joined Dr. Joseph Otten at GOSM. Laurie is NCCPA board certified and is licensed by the NYS Education Department. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants (AAPA), the Western NY PA Association (WNYPAA), and Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS).

Laurie lives in Lancaster with her husband and two young children.


Kurt N. Lucas, RPA-c

Kurt received his B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies from D’Youville College in 2005. Upon graduation he joined a private practice in Rochester for a short period. He then joined FDR Medical, ER staffing group and worked out of United Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Department. In June of 2011 he joined Dr. Joseph Otten at GOSM with a renewed interest in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery.

Kurt is NCCPA board certified and is also an active member with the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Prior to pursuing his interest in medicine, Kurt was a Livingston County Deputy Sheriff.

Kurt lives in Nunda with his wife and their two boys.