The TORCH/WALC for Orthopedic Surgery


Ghana, like many developing countries, desperately needs a lasting medical presence that will address health problems for the long haul.  The TORCH/WALC Orthopedic Center will be that presence in Ghana.  Click here to watch a short video about the TORCH/WALC Orthopedic Center.   Since its independent in 1957, Ghana has struggled with poverty and outdated beliefs regarding illness which keep [...]

Executive Director’s Page


March, 2014 I have just returned from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery in New Orleans. Not only was it a great opportunity to “bone” up on some of my orthopedic skills, it was also a chance to reconnect with old friends and mentors as well as make some important progress [...]



    My good friend, Jim Montgomery of Cardinal Health joined me for a meeting in Dallas.   Dr. Marotta meets with the Sisters of Mercy at The Institute for World Politics in Washington, D.C.From left: Sr.Mary Pat Garvin, Sr. Deb Troillett, Dr. M., Sr. Mary Mulholland and Sr. Anne Curtis.   Medicus Christi Performs [...]

Who Is Medicus Christi?

Joe_Marotta_OR_3Several years ago, Dr. Joseph Marotta, an orthopedic surgeon from upstate New York became inspired to share his knowledge and skills with the needy peoples of Africa. With the help and guidance of his local pastor and the support of Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana now at the Vatican, the idea that would become Medicus Christi (MC) was born.  Learn More



Who is Cardinal Turkson?

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    Cardinal Peter Turkson

    Cardinal Peter Turkson was born in Western Ghana to a Methodist mother and a Catholic father.  He is the fourth child among ten children.  He studied at St. Teresa’s Seminary in the village of Amisano and Pedu before attending St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York, where he graduated as a Master of Theology. During [...]