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As Catholic Physicians and Health Professionals of the Diocese of Buffalo, we come together in order to grow in the Spirit of Christ in our personal and professional lives, to bring His Spirit to all that are touched by our science and art, and to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill, and experience we have.



  1. To uphold the principles of the Catholic Faith and morality as related to the science and practice of medicine.
  2. To communicate Catholic Medical Ethics to the medical profession and society.
  3. To support Catholic medical and health facilities in their embodiment of Catholic moral principles in medical practice.
  4. To support medical and health care programs for those in need.


CMA Buffalo Board Members



Gloria Roetzer, MD


David S. Clifford, MD


Anthony Pivarunas, MD


Fr. Richard Zajac
Executive Board Members:

David S. Clifford, MD

Anthony Pivarunas, MD

Gloria Roetzer, MD

Juliette Stenz, MD

John Stanievich, MD


Do You Wonder?


bulletWhat difference your Catholic faith should make in your medical practice?


bulletWhat the Catholic Church teaches about issues of life and death, health and technology, and the vocation of physicians and other health care professionals?


bulletWhere you can find educational programs to help you better understand the teachings of the Church?


bulletWhere to turn to find support when you have question or doubts on ethical issues?


bulletWhat you can do to help your parish, diocese or community to better understand the ethical issues that arise in medical practice?


bulletWhether there are other physicians in your area who would also like to grow in faith and fellowship?


The Catholic Medical Association was established in 1932 to help physicians address questions like these and to integrate their faith into the art an science of medicine.

Click here to visit the web site of the National Catholic Medical Association.