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Dr. Caryl Guth Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Anesthesiology

Celebrating a 50-year career in the medical field, Dr. Guth concluded her vocation with the Mills-Peninsula Medical Group
in San Mateo and Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, NC, April 10, 2017, Caryl Guth has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Caryl Guth, MD, is a former anesthesiologist who achieved success during her five-decade-long career in the field of healthcare. She concluded her California career having served as chair of the anesthesiology department at Mills-Peninsula Medical Group in San Mateo, Calif. Dr. Guth worked within the medical group and its hospitals since 1967, during which time she served as a member of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital board of directors. In her career, Dr. Guth also met with success as an instructor for Radboud University (formerly the University of Nijmegen) in the Netherlands, was an instructor at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, member of the board of science and policy advisors for the American Council on Science and Health, and a holistic and integrative medicine physician. In recognition of her professional excellence, Dr. Guth was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. In addition, she earned the North Carolina Baptist Heritage award from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and the Mars Hills University Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award. The Wake Forest University Deacon Club honored her in 2010 as Member of the Year. She also was presented the Distinguished Service Award of the Wake Forest Medical Alumni Association and the Distinguished Service Award of the California Society of Anesthesiologists. Both of these two latter organizations she had previously served as President.

In preparation for her medical career, Dr. Guth earned an Associate of Arts in 1955 from Mars Hill Junior College, followed by a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University in 1957.  The same year she won a Wake Forest trophy as the best women’s athlete. In 1962, she earned a Medical Doctorate from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. Thereafter, she completed an internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, a residency in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and post graduate training in anesthesiology at Queen Victoria Hospital in England and Stanford University. A diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Guth remained at the top of her field in her career through her professional affiliations and various political positions with the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the California Medical Association, the California Society of Anesthesiologists, the San Mateo County Medical Association, and the Wake Forest University Medical Alumni Association. 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. The opening in 2017 of the new patient clinic of the Center for Integrative Medicine makes her retirement and move back to Winston-Salem, North Carolina raison d'etre.