CMDA Matters is the premier audio resource for Christian healthcare professionals. Hosted by CMDA CEO Dr. Mike Chupp, it is a weekly podcast that includes interviews with experts from Christian healthcare professionals. Topics include bioethics, healthcare missions, financial stewardship, marriage, family and much more. Listen to CMDA Matters today on the CMDA Go app, iTunes and the CMDA website. When you subscribe to our iTunes channel or Google Play, you will get notified about the podcast episodes on a weekly basis.

Available Episodes of CMDA Matters for Members and Non-Members

Drs. Chad & Etta Nabors: Fellowship First

June 18, 2020

Drs. Chad and Etta Nabors, a married couple who met through their campus CMDA chapter, join Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast. They will be discussing how and why a group of 12 students from their medical school banded together for their clinicals so they could continue with community, fellowship and Bible study after completing medical school.

Thomas Robey, MD: PAACS Update

June 11, 2020

Today’s interview is with Dr. Thomas Robey, the chair of the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons. We hope you will find this interview inspiring as he discusses with Dr. Mike Chupp the history of PAACS, including the critical role CMDA played in its mission and growth to train and disciple African surgeons.

Chris Hook, MD: COVID-19 Public Policy Statements

June 4, 2020

Dr. Chris Hook joins Dr. Mike Chupp in today’s CMDA Podcast to discuss CMDA’s Public Policy statements related to COVID-19, Duties of Christian Health Care Professionals in Pandemic Infection and Triage and Resource Allocation. Dr. Hook’s comments are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Mayo Clinic.

Bill Geiger, MD: Retired But Not Finished Yet

May 27, 2020

Dr. Bill Geiger, long-time CMDA member and the CMDA Tennessee State Representative joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s podcast. Dr. Geiger shares his testimony how he survived medical school and residency and how he is paying it forward now in his retirement years.

Peter Saunders, MD: COVID-19 International Crisis

May 21, 2020

On the podcast today, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by Dr. Peter Saunders, the Chief Executive of the International Christian Medical & Dental Association (ICMDA) who provides an inspiring message of opportunity with an update on COVID-19 from a global perspective, as well as an update on the amazing things ICMDA is doing to support Christians in healthcare and hospitals around the world.

Dr. Matthew Eppinette: The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

May 13, 2020

On the podcast today, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by Dr. Matthew Eppinette, the Interim Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD), who talks with him about the initiatives underway at CBHD, the upcoming conference and an update on the leadership changes. The interview includes an excerpt from former President and CEO of CBHD Dr. John Kilner’s presentation, “Dignity and Life on the Line: Ending Well,” which he gave at their 26th Annual Conference.

Farr Curlin, MD: Contending Conscientiously for Good Medicine

May 6, 2020

Do you consider yourself to be a “preferred provider” of healthcare services? Dr. Farr Curlin discusses this trick question with Dr. Mike Chupp on the demoralization of medicine and the consequences of being a “provider” in this episode of CMDA Matters focusing on healthcare right of conscience.

Jeff Barrows, DO: CMDA Public Policy

April 30, 2020

Dr. Jeff Barrows, CMDA’s new Senior Vice President for Bioethics & Public Policy, joins Dr. Chupp in this last issue of CMDA Matters for April. Dr. Barrows shares his testimony on becoming a follower of Jesus Christ, his journey into medical missions and the fight against human trafficking and his vision for the future of CMDA’s engagement in the public square.

Christian Academic Physicians & Scientists

April 23, 2020

The Co-Chairs of CMDA’s specialty section Christian Academic Physicians & Scientists (CAPS) Dr. Kim-Lien Nguyen and Dr. David Larson join Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s podcast discussing this important specialty section what it is, what it is doing and what it hopes to do.

Jeff Haanen: “Uncommon Guide to Retirement”

April 16, 2020

On the podcast today, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by Jeff Haanen, who talks with him about his book An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life.

Jeff says that at this point of his career, he has decided there’s nothing so fun as making new things, from new organizations like Denver Institute for Faith & Work to new articles. And the more he works he gets a nagging feeling that he is made to reflect the image of the Creator (Genesis 1:27). Creative, joyful service of others through our work—that’s the goal and what keeps his engine running.