Board Certification

  • Pediatrics



Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY


Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Medical School

Western University, Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Pomona, CA

Undergraduate School

Idaho State University
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Pocatello, ID

Hospital Affiliated With

Carroll County General Hospital

Professional Association

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Section of Osteopathic Physicians, Member
1996 – Present


“Upper airway obstruction during midazolam/nitrous oxide sedation in children with enlarged tonsils” Pediatric Dentistry, (1998): Litman, R.S., Kottra, J.A., Berkowitz, R.J., Ward, D.S.

“Chloral hydrate sedation: the additive sedative and respiratory depressant effects of nitrous oxide” Anesthesia & Analgesia, (1998): Litman, R.S., Kottra, J.A., Verga, K.A., Berkowitz, R.J., Ward, D.S.

“Breathing patterns and levels of consciousness in children during administration of nitrous oxide after oral midazolam premedication” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (1997): Litman, R.S., Kottra, J.A., Berkowitz, R.J., Ward, D.S.

Personal Interests

I am working on my second degree black belt in Budo Taijitsu. I enjoy horse riding and gardening. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family.


Dr. Kottra earned her B.S. in Zoology at Idaho State University. After that she attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in California. She received her DO degree in 1994. Dr. Kottra did her internship at Tulane and Charity Hospitals in New Orleans. In Rochester, New York at Strong Memorial Hospital she completed a pediatric sedation fellowship. After that she finished her pediatric residency in 1998. Dr. Kottra worked as a general pediatrician at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA for 4 years. She then joined the Pediatric Physicians Practice Group at Medical College of Georgia, where she worked until 2006. In 2006, Dr. Kottra joined Liberty Pediatrics.