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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.

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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, MD, PhD, President
Angela Kristan, MD, Vice President
Alison L. Carroll, DO, Treasurer
Bryan Stanistreet, MD, Interim Secretary

Board Members:

Jann Armantrout
Jean Baric Parker, D. Bioethics
Shannon Kilbridge, Ph.D.
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.

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