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Carlson Sawyer , MDiv, BCC

Neurology Chaplain

Carlson Sawyer Biography and Information

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Carlson Sawyer joined Baptist Health in 2019. She serves as the Neurosciences Staff Chaplain for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. Carlson is a United Methodist minister appointed to BMC on loan from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. She attends Avondale UMC in Jacksonville, singing with the choir and serving as a supply preacher as needed.

Carlson earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia, with majors in Biology and Religious Studies and a minor in Bioethics. She received her Master of Divinity from Duke University. She also earned a Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture with a research focus on chronic pain theology and ethics.

Carlson completed her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at the University of Virginia Health System. During residency, Carlson served the General Medicine service line, including the Medical ICU and two acute care units. She also served the Richard R. Dart ALS Clinic, an ALS Association Certified Center. Through the University, Carlson served as a small group mentor for first-year medical students in the "Cells to Society" program.

Carlson is an avid practitioner of vernacular jazz dance and lives with her calico cat, Stella.