CMDA Podcasts

Paul Warrick, MD: Medical Malpractice Ministry

August 27, 2020

Dr. Paul Warrick joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss CMDA’s Medical Malpractice ministry.

Jonathan Clemens, PA-C: Immunizations

August 20, 2020

Jonathan Clemens, PA-C joined Dr. Mike Chupp to discuss practical ways healthcare professionals can overcome objections to immunizations and help patients make educated decisions.

Navajo Nation Update

August 17, 2020

Trish Burgess, MD and Ron Brown share about the exciting outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic to the people of the Navajo Nation and surrounding tribes in GHO’s first domestic missions outreach.

Blake Westra, DMD & Tracie Liang, DDS: CMDA Exposed

August 15, 2020

episode 12

Brent Boles, MD: Supremely Wrong

August 13, 2020

Dr. Brent Boles joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his experience with the hot button issue of abortion and why it is our Christian call to support life.

Physician Leadership

August 11, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 21

Thomas Okamoto, PhD: Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 10, 2020

Dr. Thomas Okamoto joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of healthcare professionals.

Francis Smith, PhD: Wonderfully Made

July 30, 2020

Dr. Francis Smith joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his book Wonderfully Made.

Os Guinness: Carpe Diem Redeemed

July 23, 2020

Os Guinness joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his book Carpe Diem Redeemed.

Steve Sartori, MD: Coaching and Well-being

July 16, 2020

Dr. Steve Sartori joins Dr. Jeff Barrows on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss Well-being and the impact of COVID-19.

Teach Us To Pray

July 15, 2020

PULSE episode 40

Refugee Missions

July 13, 2020

Stavros Ignatiou is the director of Helping Hands in Athens Greece, an NGO offering humanitarian aid to thousands of Farsi and Dari speaking refugees.

Daniel Lewis, MD: From Doc to COVID-19 Patient

July 9, 2020

Dr. Daniel Lewis joins Dr. Jeff Barrows on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss being a patient of COVID-19.

Alcohol Use Disorder

July 7, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 20

David Goodman, MD: Medical Student Discipleship

July 2, 2020

Dr. David Goodman joins Dr. Mike Chupp to describe his new Bible study curriculum.

Jennifer Huang Harris, MD: Downcast

June 25, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Huang Harris joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss Downcast, a new book on depression she co-authored with Dr. Harold Koenig and Dr. John Peteet.

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.

Van Haywood, DMD: Whitening Plus

June 15, 2020

episode 11

Mick Williams, CMDA IT Director: Keeping Your Practice Cybersafe

June 15, 2020

episode 10

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.

Faith and Well-being

June 9, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 19

COVID update

June 8, 2020

Trish Burgess, MD and Ron Brown discuss the impact COVID-19 has wrought on GHO and the plans for moving forward as the pandemic dies down.

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.

GHO Nicaragua

May 30, 2020

Rolando Castillo joins Ron Brown (IN SPANISH) to discuss the ongoing ministry of GHO in Nicaragua and the exciting life changing events he has witnessed there. An English transcript of the interview is available as well.

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.

Mutant Values

May 7, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 18

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.

Dental Missions

April 24, 2020

David Maddy, DMD, is the Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He has led multiple mission trips with GHO and talks about the unique opportunity for mentorship between dental students and graduate dentists.

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.

Scott Phillips, Mdiv: Local Ministry Dynamics

April 15, 2020

episode 9

Pascal Magne, DMD, Ph.D: Exquisite Esthetic Dentistry

April 15, 2020

episode 8

Day of Prayer

April 15, 2020

PULSE episode 39


April 7, 2020

On the podcast today, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by Drs. David and Janet Kim, who are working to fight COVID-19 at ground zero in New York City. Their ongoing prayer and hope is that their story shows they are still trusting in a God who is a perfect Shepherd, even as they walk obediently through the valley of the shadow of death.

In addition, we have included in this week’s podcast a “Quiet Moment” with Ken Jones from CMDA’s Center for Well-being. Ken asks the question, “What are you doing?” He encourages that a time of reflection is needed in order to answer that question and three additional questions he asks in this “Quiet Moment.”

Managing Conflict

April 6, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 17

Tim Goeglein: American Restoration

April 1, 2020

Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by Tim Goeglein, the author of American Restoration: How Faith, Family and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation. And then CMDA’s Vice President for Campus & Community Ministries Bill Reichart joins him to talk about how the unique challenges COVID-19 crisis has had on campus and community ministries across the country.

Philip Yancey: Fearfully and Wonderfully

March 24, 2020

Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by CMDA CEO Emeritus Dr. David Stevens to discuss how Christian healthcare professionals can respond with courage during these ominous days of COVID-19. Following that interview, he speaks with Philip Yancey on his updated book Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image, which is a fresh update of Philip’s collaboration with Dr. Paul Brand, one of our heroes in medicine.

The 3 Directors

March 23, 2020

Ron Brown discusses the history of Global Health Outreach with Sam Molind, DMD and Don Thompson, MD; the 2 past directors of GHO plus current director Trish Burgess, MD.

Doctor by Design

March 20, 2020

PULSE episode 37

Coronavirus and Ebola

March 18, 2020

Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko, a pastor and former CDC medical officer returns to CMDA Matters this week with an update on the Coronavirus. Dr. Rick Sacra, a CMDA member who is a missionary to Liberia and an Ebola survivor, talks with Dr. Mike Chupp this week recounting his experience with Ebola and how God used it to open the door for ministry.

Welcome to Our Podcast!

March 18, 2020

Trish Burgess, MD and Ron Brown introduce the new Let’s Go, GHO! podcast and share about exciting episodes to come!

2020 NatCon Update

March 17, 2020

PULSE episode 38

Linda Rooks: Fighting for your Marriage

March 12, 2020

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Mrs. Linda Rooks, the author of Fighting for Your Marriage While Separated: A Practical Guide for the Brokenhearted.

Life Centered Mentoring

March 9, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 16

Stephen Ko, MD: COVID-19 Update

March 5, 2020

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko, a pastor and former CDC medical officer. With a real and present danger of widespread community COVID-19 in the U.S., Dr. Ko gives insight into how Christians can be the hands and feet of Christ without fear while taking necessary precautions.

Being on Mission in Your Backyard

March 3, 2020

PULSE episode 36

Luke Goodrich: Free To Believe

February 27, 2020

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Luke Goodrich, the author of Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America. With rising threats to religious freedom and concerns that our beliefs will soon be marginalized, Luke Goodrich offers a reasoned, balanced, gospel-centered approach to religious freedom.

Omari Hodge, MD: Racism

February 20, 2020

February is Black History Month which commemorates the considerable achievements and contributions of African Americans in the United States. And today on CMDA Matters Dr. Mike Chupp and Vice President of Campus and Community Ministries, Bill Reichart, talks with Dr. Omari Hodge about the efforts by CMDA to combat racism and embrace diversity.


February 20, 2020

PULSE episode 35

Bill Angus, DDS: Local CMDA Chapter Involvement

February 14, 2020

episode 6

Steve Sartori, MD: Recognizing & Dealing with Stress

February 14, 2020

episode 5

Elizabeth Nicholson, dental student: Stupid Joy

February 13, 2020

episode 7

A Better Way – Peter Dawson, DDS

February 13, 2020

The surprising path to a complete life with Peter Dawson, DDS

Dr. Bruce Boria: Dark Times & God’s Light

February 11, 2020

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Dr. Bruce Boria who is this year’s National Convention Bible Teacher. The theme of this interview could be called “Picking Up the Pieces,” as Bruce discusses how different aspects of his pastoral ministry have involved helping the body of Christ recover from the moral failures of a leader. How do you be strong and courageous when facing bad circumstances that could affect your calling from God? This interview is only a small taste of what he will be sharing with us at the CMDA National Convention in April in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Real-Life Physician Family

February 11, 2020

PULSE episode 34

Transformative Trust

February 10, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 15

Fuz Rana: Humans 2.0

February 6, 2020

Will technology usher in a new future, or have we gone too far? Unprecedented developments in bioengineering, biotechnology and biomedicine—breakthroughs that could improve the lives of people with debilitating diseases and injuries—can also serve as stepping-stones to technologies that can enhance human beings and alter human nature, raising fears about how biotechnologies could be misused. Should we discourage advances in biotechnology and bioengineering that can be used for human enhancement? Or should we take control of our own “evolution” and usher in a posthuman age? Is there another option?

In Humans 2.0, authors Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Kenneth Richard Samples open a window to the new world of human enhancement technologies and transhumanism, their promises, potential and pitfalls.

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Fazale “Fuz” Rana as we discuss this dilemma of technology.

Zach Meade: Doctors of Design

January 30, 2020

On the podcast this week, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by CMDA’s Vice President of Campus & Community Ministries Bill Reichart as they chat with Zachary Meade. Zachary is a medical student at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, where he is also a CMDA student leader on his campus.

Dr. Jean Wright: Innovation in Healthcare

January 23, 2020

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters features Dr. Jean Wright, Chief Innovation Officer for all of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is responsible for leading the advancement of innovation initiatives. Her focus is on working with teams to raise the bar for patient care and population health through human-centered design, business development and novel medical technologies.

Dr. Andre Van Mol: Transgender Tsunami

January 16, 2020

Transgender has risen to the top of concerns that trouble our members. This interview with Dr. Andrè Van Mol will help you navigate the waters as you come in contact with patients who are struggling with their identity. In addition, our position statement on transgender identification can be found on our website at, along with many other resources including blog articles that Dr. Van Mol has written.

Missions & Well Being

January 9, 2020

Healthy Doctor episode 14

Christopher Yuan: Holy Sexuality

January 9, 2020

This week’s interview features one of our 2020 National Convention speakers, Dr. Christopher Yuan. His powerful testimony articulates a biblical view of sexuality through the narrative of his personal transformation from an agnostic gay man to a Bible professor. Not only does God turn his unbelief into belief, but God also freed him from the bondage of drugs and promiscuity. This inspirational story of redemption and grace transcends the topic of sexual identity touching on issues such as drug addiction, promiscuity, incarceration and HIV.

Students Impacting PAS and The Future of Medicine

January 7, 2020

PULSE episode 33

Dr. James Dobson: Protecting the Family

January 2, 2020

In this inaugural issue of CMDA Matters, Dr. Chupp talks with the legendary Dr. James Dobson about the moral decline of our culture, his influence and catching up on what he is doing today.

Witt Wilkerson, DMD: Health Centered Dentistry

December 17, 2019

episode 4

How to Integrate Theology, Medicine and Culture

December 16, 2019

PULSE episode 32

Coaching & Burnout

December 9, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 13

Relational Wisdom

November 8, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 12

Jeff Amstutz, DDS: Dental Residency + Program

October 10, 2019

episode 3

Trish Burgess, MD: Global Health Outreach

October 10, 2019

episode 2

Managing the EMR

October 8, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 11

Student Survival Guide

September 17, 2019

PULSE episode 30


September 3, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 10

Colonel Bob Myer, DMD: Dental Missions

August 19, 2019

episode 1

2019 ELDS sound bytes

August 19, 2019

Selected excerpts from the CMDA’s 2019 Emerging Leaders in Dentistry Symposium.

Marriage Coaching

August 6, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 9

Overcoming Burnout

July 9, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 8

Steadfastness in the Middle of Residency

June 20, 2019

PULSE episode 29

Thriving During Stress

June 11, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 7

The Happiness Map

May 7, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 6

Moral Injury

April 9, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 5

Healing for the Nations part 2

March 20, 2019

PULSE episode 28

Healing for the Nations part 1

March 18, 2019

PULSE episode 27

Sabbath Rest

March 5, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 4

Direct Primary Care

February 12, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 3

Wellness, Calling & Spirituality

January 8, 2019

Healthy Doctor episode 2

How to Spiritually Flourish in Medical & Dental School

December 20, 2018

PULSE episode 26

Mission and Ministry

December 11, 2018

Healthy Doctor episode 1

Sorting Out What Matters Most

August 23, 2018

PULSE episode 25

Growing in Christ as a Dental Student

July 26, 2018

PULSE episode 24

Survival Guide for 3rd Year Med Students

July 3, 2018

PULSE episode 23

Medicine as a Christian Vocation

June 19, 2018

PULSE episode 22

How Missions Afflicts The Comfortable

May 22, 2018

PULSE episode 21

Finding & Fighting for Happiness in Med School

April 11, 2018

PULSE episode 20

Jesus @ Work

March 23, 2018

PULSE episode 19

Through the Watches of the Night

March 8, 2018

PULSE episode 18

Summer Whole Person Care Preceptorship

February 21, 2018

PULSE episode 17