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Mission Doctors Association is the only organization in the United States that exclusively trains, sends and supports Catholic doctors and their families to serve people of all faiths at mission hospitals and clinics around the world.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jessica Franks
Communications Director
Direct: (213) 263-0036
Mobile: (626) 622-2456
Email: jfranks@missiondoctors.org

Mission Doctors in the News

Waynesboro Parishioners Recognized for Mission Work in Africa, Papua New Guinea

The Catholic Witness, Diocese of Harrisburg Newspaper shared the story of the service of Dr. Lou and Mrs. Marty Coda and the 2016 Msgr. Anthony Brouwers Award.  Click here to read this article.

Busted Halo, Radio Show

Executive Director, Elise Frederick was interviewed on the Busted Halo Radio show on April 5, 2016. “Elise Frederick, Executive Director of Mission Doctors Association tells us how we can get involved in helping the organization, even if you are not a nurse or doctor.”

Local firefighter paramedic and missionary doctors honored at White Mass at the Cathedral

Archdiocese of Los Angeles, newspaper, The Tidings covered the 2015 White Mass Celebration. White Mass celebrates, honors and thanks doctors, nurses and other health care professionals

White Mass: Celebrating ‘a noble calling’

Catholic physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals from across the archdiocese attended the White Mass to hear a special message and receive a blessing from Archbishop José Gomez, who presided at the White Mass, which honors both everyday and exceptional contributions in healthcare.

Archbishop Gomez to Celebrate First White Mass for Health Care Professionals at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Mission Doctors Association will host the annual White Mass inrecognition of Catholic health care professionals, for the first time at the Cathedral of Our Lady of theAngels on Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. Archbishop José H. Gomez willbe the principal celebrant.

Doctors answer God’s call to serve

National Catholic Reporter shares the story of Mission Doctors Association and several of our Mission Doctors as part of their Ministries Special Section.

New Lay Missionaries commissioned for Africa, South America

The Tidings published an article on the commissioning of 2013 class of Mission Doctors and Lay Mission-Helpers for long term service (3 years).

Lay Mission-Helpers, Mission Doctors receive Mission Award
Lay Mission-Helpers Association and Mission Doctors Association Receive Prestigious, National Award for International Mission Work

Mission Doctors Association and Lay Mission-Helpers were honored with the Annual Mission Award at US Catholic Mission Association Conference held in Los Angeles.

El Paso doctor honored for mission work in Honduras

2012 Catholic Doctor of the Year, Dr. Andres Enriquez story is shared in his local paper, the El Paso Times.Special stories to remember our founder, Msgr. Anthony Brouwers, on his 100 birthday.

Msgr. Brouwers: ‘He was open to the power of the Holy Spirit’ Cancer couldn’t stop Msgr. Brouwers

The Tidings published an article on the 2011 White Mass in Los Angeles, and Mission Doctors Association’s Catholic Doctor of the Year; Dr. Peter Daly.

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Mission Doctors Association Commemorates World AIDS Day

Asking Catholics to mark World AIDS day by sending a Mission Doctor a prayer card. LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2011) – December 1, World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for members of the global community to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed and …

Outstanding Catholic Doctor to be Honored with National Award

“World of Difference” Award to be presented October 16, 2011 LOS ANGELES, CA (September 20, 2011) – Mission Doctors Association will recognize the work of Peter J. Daly, M.D. of St. Paul, MN, as the 2011 Catholic Doctor of the Year, with the “World of Difference Award”, …

National Deadline Extended: Get Your Nomination Forms in Today!

Mission Doctors Association announces the extension of the Nomination deadline for the Catholic Doctor of the Year Award to June 15. Los Angeles, CA (May 13, 2011) – Mission Doctors Association (MDA) has extended the deadline for nominations for the Catholic Doctor of …

Mission Doctors Association Commemorates World Health Day with the One Million Patients Project

Catholics can make a difference for patients around the world, this World Health Day. LOS ANGELES, CA (April 7, 2011) – World Health Day each year provides an opportunity for members of the global community to consider the health and medical needs of people around the …

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2011 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award

Outstanding Catholic Doctor to be honored with Annual “World of Difference” Award LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2011) – Mission Doctors Association (MDA) is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Catholic Doctor of the Year. The award recipient will be chosen from …

Dr. Richard and Mrs. Loretta Stoughton to be Honored with First Annual Msgr. Anthony Brouwers Award

Inaugural Msgr. Anthony Brouwers Award to be presented February 6, 2010 LOS ANGELES, CA (January 4, 2010) – Mission Doctors Association will recognize the work of Dr. Richard and Mrs. Loretta Stoughton with the first annual Monsignor Anthony Brouwers Award to be …

Newlyweds Celebrate Christmas in Uganda Serving with Mission Doctors Experiencing the Presence of Christ

Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2009) – Newlyweds Dr. Mark and Mrs. Sheila Bisanzo will spend Christmas far from their home this year. While their family and friends are buying gifts, trimming trees and making preparations for family gatherings, the Bisanzo’s recognize that …

Catholic Doctors are Making a World of Difference

2008 Retreat / Seminar for Catholic Doctors Interested in International Service LOS ANGELES, CA (DECEMBER 13, 2007) – Mission Doctors Association (MDA) will hold the 2008 Retreat / Seminar for Catholic doctors considering short-term international mission work, March 7 – …

Celebrating & Supporting Mission Doctors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Catholic PRWire MDA Benefit Sponsors Mission Doctors For more than 40 years, a group of dedicated women in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has made it possible for Catholic doctors and their families to serve the poor at mission hospitals …