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Dr. Caryl J. Guth

Occupation: Integrative Medicine Specialist; Anesthesiologist
Born: Peoria, Illinois

MD, Wake Forest University (1962)
BS, Wake Forest University (1957)
AA, Mars Hill College (1955)

Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Retired Physician, Anesthesiologist, Integrative Medicine Focus, Board of Directors, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Mills-Peninsula Health Systems (1996-2002)
Board of Directors, Mills Memorial Hospital (1994-1996)
Chief of Anesthesiology Department, Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Hospital (1967)
Instructor, Radboud University (1966)
Fellow in Anesthesiology, Queen Victoria Hospital, Sussex, England (1966)
Instructor in Anesthesiology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (1965)
Resident in Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1963-1965)
Intern, The University of Kansas Medical Center (1962-1963)
Chairman Emeritus of Anesthesiology Department, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Career Related:
Physician in Holistic and Integrative Medicine (1998-Present); Independent Wellness Consultant (1996-Present); Member, Board of Science and Policy Advisers, The American Council on Science and Health (1995-Present)

Committee Member of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Wake Forest University, (2021); Member, Transitional Committee of Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (2017-Present); Participant, Usher Winston-Salem ATP Tennis Open Tournament (2011–Present); Member, Board of Visitors, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2004-Present); Member, Winston-Salem Symphony Maestros Circle (2004-Present); Patron, Piedmont Opera (2004-Present); Member, Bermuda Village Retirement Community Council (2018-2020); Member, Board of Directors, Wake Forest University Deacon Club (2010-2015); Member, Arts Council Organizational Committee for Life Long Learning (2005)

Gold and Silver Medalist in Track, Senior Games (2018); Participant, Basketball, Senior Games – (2017); Established and endowed chair in complementary and integrative medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2002); Led Task Force to Stop Smoking in Hospital, Mills Memorial Hospital, San Mateo, CA (1985-1986); Funded published research on benefits of low EMF on stem cells; Provides Scholarships to Women’s Golf and Women’s Basketball of Wake Forest University;

Recipient, Loyal Deacon Award, Deacon Club, Wake Forest University (2018); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); 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 Anesthesiology (2006); Recipient, Crisp-Casey Award For Best Female Athlete, Wake Forest University (1957)

Executive Committee, Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center, Wake Forest University (2013-2016); Board of Directors, Deacon Club, Wake Forest University (2008-2015); President’s Club, Wake Forest University (2007-Present); Dean’s Leadership Council, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University (2006-Present); Board of Directors, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University (1999-Present); Half Century Class Representative, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University (2012); Campaign Chair, Medical Alumni Reunion Class of 1962 Campaign, Wake Forest University (2011-2012); Lead Challenge Campaign, Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center, Wake Forest University (2010-2012); President of the Board, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University (2005-2006); President-Elect of the Board, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University (2004-2005); Secretary of the Board, Medical Alumni Association, Wake Forest University (2003-2004); Delegate, American Society of Anesthesiologists (1976-2000); Committee Chair on Professional Diversity, American Society of Anesthesiologists (1995-1997); Annual Meeting Program Organizer, American Society of Anesthesiologists (1983-1984, 1987-1988, 1994, 1997); Committee Chair on Communications, American Society of Anesthesiologists (1987-1990); Chair of Medical Staff Affairs Committee, San Mateo County Medical Association (1985-1986); Director of Board, San Mateo County Medical Association (1984-1986); Committee Chair on Specialty Societies, California Medical Association (1983-1984); Led Specialty Society of California Medical Association to become a Specialty Society voting Section of CMA (1984); President, California Society Anesthesiology (1982-1983); President-Elect, California Society Anesthesiology (1981-1982); Assistant Treasurer, California Society Anesthesiology (1979-1981); Bulletin Editor, California Society of Anesthesiology (1976-1979); American Medical Association; Coy C. Carpenter Philanthropic Society, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2001-Present); Wake Forest University Society


Daughter of Rev. Walter and Helen Guth
Widowed: John Falstad (Deceased)
Two Children
Four Grandchildren
Six Great-grandchildren

Exercise: aerobics, strength and pilates; Bungee Jumping; Attends all/majority of Wake Forest University sporting events; Avid sports fan of Wake Forest Men’s Basketball and Football and Women’s Golf and Basketball

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)

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