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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2012 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award

4/16/2012 - 11:25 AM PST

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Mission Doctors Association
Elise Frederick, Executive Director
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 368-1872 / Fax: (213) 368-1871

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2012 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award
Outstanding Catholic Doctor to be honored with Annual "World of Difference" Award

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 16, 2012) - Mission Doctors Association (MDA) is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Catholic Doctor of the Year. The award recipient will be chosen from nominations received from around the country and honored following the annual Archdiocese Los Angeles' White Mass on October 21, 2012. This is an opportunity for patients, colleagues, friends and family members to recognize an outstanding Catholic doctor.

The award is given in recognition of the efforts of a doctor who has responded to Christ's call to "Heal the Sick", as a member of our Catholic faith community and in doing so has made a World of Difference. We invite you to submit the name of a qualified doctor(s) for consideration.

According to Elise Frederick, Executive Director of MDA, "This is the only national Catholic doctor award and one that Mission Doctors Association is proud to present. Many Catholic doctors go well beyond the roll and responsibilities of their profession, offering care that truly reflects the love of God for all. For some this is obvious in their own practice, for others, this takes the form of volunteering in their own community or mission work that may be domestic or international."

The 2011 recipient of the Catholic Doctor of the Year award, Dr. Peter J. Daly of St. Paul, MN, was recognized with this award for his commitment to his own community which has taken the form of providing volunteer orthopedic surgery for St. Mary's Free Health Center, his work at St. Lucia West Indies, Haiti, and the founding of the Holy Family Surgery Center in Honduras. Catholic press and national Catholic News services, among others, covered this award and honoree.

To nominate a Catholic doctor, download and complete a form on the MDA website or call the Mission Doctors Association office for a nomination form. All forms are due by June 15th, by mail, email or fax.

Mission Doctors Assocation, founded in 1959, assists Catholic Doctors and their families in their desire to serve mission hospitals and clinics. Since that time, Mission Doctors Assocation has assisted doctors serving in Africa, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Latin America. Mission Doctors Association, through its effort,s makes it possible for the faithful to become involved in Christ's mission to 'heal the sick'. On the web at


Mission Doctors Association  CA, 90010 US
Elise  Frederick - Executive Director,  213-368-1872


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  1. Juneau Alaska
    3 years ago

    Real doctors treat more than one species. :-j May I presume veterinarians are not eligible? Pity.

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