Karen Schneider, R.S.M., M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Physician, The Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, MD.
Lecture: "Mercy Makes a Difference"
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7p.m.
Student Center, Fountain Lounge
Sister Karen Schneider, RSM, M.D., teaches and practices pediatric emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, but four times a year, in a unique partnership between her life as a sister and her work as a medical professor, she takes pediatric residents from Hopkins to third-world countries.
"For Schneider, saving children is not just a job, it's also her life's mission as a Catholic nun. Sister Karen Schneider became a Sister of Mercy 29 years ago, before she attended medical school.
'I wake up in the morning and think of myself as Sister Karen. I think being a physician is one of the best things we can do as sisters,' Schneider said. 'Personally I don't have the time,' she says. 'A child comes in in respiratory distress, I take care of the child in respiratory distress. So that's what my ministry is.' Social issues are outside of her daily life as she focuses on the real mission of carrying out God's work".