Dr. Caryl Guth
Dr. Caryl Guth is honored for professional longevity, a testament to her many years as a dedicated anesthesiologist. Dr. Guth is currently retired, and last served as the chair of the department of anesthesiology of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital System in California. She had started working at the hospital system in 1967 until her retirement in 2000. In 2003, she helped establish the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In this venture, she supported pioneering research of Drs. Christina Ross and Fadel Zeidan that will enable physicians and medical students to learn how to treat pain patients without opioids.
Dr. Guth has also worked as an instructor at Radboud University (formerly the University of Nijmegen) in the Netherlands and as a fellow in anesthesiology at Queen Victoria Hospital. She has been an instructor at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, a member of the board of science and policy advisors for the American Council on Science and Health, and a holistic and integrative medicine physician. She received an AA from Mars Hill College in 1955 and continued her education at Wake Forest University. At the latter institution, she received a BS and an MD. She interned at the University of Kansas Medical Center and was a resident at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She is considered the ‘founder’ of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health and has been honored with the establishment of the Caryl J. Guth, MD Chair of Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health. In 2017, the new patient clinic of the Center for Integrative Medicine opened. This marks Dr. Guth's retirement and move back to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, raison d'etre.
For more information, please view Dr. Guth's press release below
Established the Caryl J. Guth, MD Chair, of Integrative Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Recipient, North Carolina Baptist Heritage Award, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2013)
Recipient, Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award, Mars Hill College (2012)
Recipient, Deacon Club Member of the Year Award, Wake Forest University (2010)
Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Wake Forest Medical Alumni Association (2010)
Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, California Society of Anesthesiology (2006)
Recipient, Crisp-Casey Award For Best Female Athlete, Wake Forest University (1957)