Stand With Us in Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide!

With the current push to legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide in NYS we feel it is of utmost importance that we stand in unified support of our fellow New Yorkers in opposition to this dangerous and immoral legislation.  See here for recent efforts on the part of our friends from the St. Marianne Cope Guild in Syracuse! 

The Finger Lakes Guild will also be co-sponsoring a symposium this spring around End of Life issues, so please check back for more information over the next few weeks!


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Become a member of the Finger Lakes Guild

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We come together as health care providers practicing throughout the 12 counties of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. As a chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association of the United States, we seek to grow in the spirit of Christ in our professional lives; to bring His Spirit to all that is touched by our science and art; and to assist the Holy See, our diocesan bishop, and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill, and experience we have as health care providers.

We fulfill our mission by:

  • Upholding the principals of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.
  • Assisting the Church in the work of communicating Catholic medical ethics to the medical profession and society at large.
  • Supporting Catholic hospitals and health care institutions to faithfully apply Catholic moral principals in health care delivery.
  • Providing Catholic health care providers the opportunity to become better acquainted, and to work together with deeper mutual support and understanding.

Board Officers:

Thomas Carroll, M.D., Ph.D., President
Angela Kristan, M.D., Vice President
Alison L. Carroll, D.O., Treasurer
Jean Baric Parker, D. Bioethics, Secretary

Board Members:

Jann Armantrout
Stephen J. Loughlin, Ph.D.
Michael Martin, M.D.
Philip F. Murphy, M.D.
Anne Olek, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas, Ph.D.
Elissa Sanchez-Speach, M.D.
Richard J. Seeger, M.D., Immediate Past President


The Finger Lakes Guild of the Catholic Medical Association was incorporated in autumn 2012.

The Finger Lakes Guild is designated a tax-exempt organization through its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York.