George Isajiw, M.D., K.M – biography


George Isajiw, M.D., K.M has been a member of St. Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics, USA since 2019.

     Dr. Isajiw was born July 20, 1945 in Aufkirch, Germany, the youngest son of Jaroslawa (née Konrad) and Professor Peter Isajiw and grandson of the Ukrainian priest and martyr, Blessed Nicholas Konrad. As refugees from Western Ukraine, his family was sponsored by Metropolitan Konstantyn Bohachevsky to come to Philadelphia in 1950.

     He graduated from La Salle College in 1966 and received a full scholarship to Thomas Jefferson Medical College where he earned his M.D. degree in 1970.  He is certified in internal medicine and has been in private practice in Lansdowne, PA since 1978.

     As a student, Dr. Isajiw was active in the Association of Ukrainian Catholic Students (OBNOVA,) and was a delegate to the International Catholic Student Movement Pax Romana.  He served as president of the Philadelphia Chapter of UMANA and is an active member of the American Catholic Medical Association, where he served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter as well as being a Past-President of the National CMA.  He was program chair for the 1998 World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (World Congress of FIAMC) in New York in 1998, after which he was elected Vice-President of FIAMC, helping to organize the 2004 International Vatican Congress on Nutrition and Hydration, where Pope St. John Paul II declared the provision that established that food and water are morally obligatory to provide, even to comatose and terminal patients.

     Dr. Isajiw and his wife Patricia have been active in the Pro-Life Movement, providing shelter for women with crisis pregnancies in their own home, as well as free medical care.  He is a co-founder of Mothers’ Home in Darby, PA (a full-service maternity home,) and currently is a volunteer physician with the Abortion Pill Reversal Network. Together with his wife, Dr. Isajiw has 7 children, 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.