Patients around the world are waiting for a doctor.

Millions of people suffer with preventable diseases, lower quality of life, and shortened life spans. Together we are doing something about it.

Mission of Healing

Since 1959, Mission Doctors Association has trained, sent and supported Catholic doctors and their families who come from across the United States to serve people of all faiths in some of the most under-served areas of the world. This mission of healing provides direct patient care and training for local professionals striving toward the goal of sustainable health care.

Partnership of Hope

The service of mission doctors would not be possible without your prayerful support.  You are a vital part of this mission of healing. Your partnership allows us to respond to the needs of mission hospitals and clinics in Africa and Latin America.

Burket Thoene Family

Burket Thoene Family

Click here to visit Brent, Jennifer and their childrens' blog

Burket Thoene Family
Maria Curlej in Cameroon

Maria Curlej in Cameroon

Maria cradling a young patient

Medernach-Lullo Family

Medernach-Lullo Family

Click here to visit Brian, Antonette and little Charlie's blog

Medernach-Lullo Family
Dr. Phil Hawley, Peru

Dr. Phil Hawley, Peru

Dr. Hawley recording patient notes with assistance.

Dr. Kate Bolton, Uganda

Dr. Kate Bolton, Uganda

Dr. Bolton providing training to local nurses

Dr. Novak, Guatemala

Dr. Novak, Guatemala

Dr. Novak providing eye care in Peten

Dr. Klee, Cameroon

Dr. Klee, Cameroon

Dr. Lawrence Klee providing training

Mission Doctors - Mission Possible
Upcoming Events

Discernment Weekends

June 3-5 and September 9-11, 2016 Doctors and their spouses interested in long-term (3 year) service with MDA are invited to a Discernment Weekend at our Mission House.  The weekend provides an opportunity to meet with the formation team and learn about current service sites and discuss the joys and challenges of mission life.  The program begins on Friday and ends on Sunday afternoon.   Contact our office for more information.

Nomination Deadline

July 15, 2016 All nomination forms for the 2016 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award are due.  Click here for more information about this prestigious award and the nomination process.    

Midwest Retreat/Seminar

September 23-25, 2016  Doctors and their spouses considering short-term service are invited to attend a Retreat/Seminar at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Bloomington, MN.  Hear from doctors who have the experience of serving in the missions.  Take the time to reflect on God’s call to ‘heal the sick’, and discuss the practical issues of medical license, work permits, visas, and international health insurance. Click here for more information