Healing: The Role of Religion in a Pandemic

Please consider joining the Guild and St. Bernard’s on April 8th at 7:30pm to hear Sr. Grace Miriam Usala’s thoughts from her wonderfully unique vantage point of being both a religious sister and a practicing internal medical physician!

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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.