There are extreme pressures and challenges that we face as we pursue a vocational life in healthcare. CMDA is a Christian spiritual resource, supporting and connecting practitioners and students in healthcare in Central Ohio.

Serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ’s love and compassion to all peoples

Advancing biblical principles of healthcare within the church and to our culture

Our Core Values

We strive to fulfill our mission by our commitment to be:

  • Christ-like

  • Controlled by the Holy Spirit

  • Committed to Scripture

  • Communing in Prayer

  • Compassionate

  • Competent

  • Courageous

  • Culturally Relevant

Our Statement of Faith

I believe:

  • In the divine inspiration and final authority of the Bible as the Word of God.

  • In the eternal God revealed in Holy Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • In the unique Deity of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, whose death and resurrection provide by grace through faith the only means of my salvation.

  • In the transforming presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

Where we are involved

Schools & Campuses

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin



OU Heritage Dublin

Meetings & Activities

Monthly Gathering (City-Wide) - in the homes of attending physicians and dentists first Fridays

OSU Dentistry Bible Study - Wednesdays over lunch

OSU Medicine Bible Study - Mondays over lunch

OU Heritage Bible Study - Wednesday mornings


We long to see transformed healthcare practitioners transforming the world

Some of us want to pursue God but don’t know where to begin and others are seeking a community of faith within their field. Find a community of other healthcare professionals to ask life’s biggest questions.

If you are in search of a community of believers in your field and desire to grow in your understanding of Christ, do not hesitate to reach out and get involved. We welcome people regardless of where they stand on their spiritual journey.


Our focus

Secular institutions assume training and education can be complete without reference to God. CMDA seeks to help students to live with Christ at the center of their lives and their academic training.

Your donations are a significant help in making it possible for CMDA to support Christian students and influence the world of healthcare in Central Ohio for Christ.

Take Action with Us

You can make a difference. Within CMDA Columbus, Ohio, either as a physician, dentist, surgeon, PA, nurse, hygienist, pharmacist, medical student or non-medical person, there are many ways to use your gifts, skills, passions and experience to connect, serve, impact and make an eternal difference.

Our Local Area Leadership


Aaron Badenhop

Associate Director

Aaron received a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a M.Div. from Ashland Theological Seminary. Aaron has worked in campus ministry with Cru for more than 15 years, and is the program director for The Thompson Institute, a network of Christian faculty and scholars at OSU.


Joy Walton

Council Chair

Dr. Joy Walton is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital. A native of Columbus, she completed both her undergraduate and medical degrees at the Ohio State University. She then relocated to upstate NY for residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, completing her training in 2011.


Robert Hoffman

Council Member

Robert P. Hoffman, MD, is a member of the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University in 1981, followed by pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio, and a pediatric endocrine fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and ABP Sub-board of Pediatric Endocrinology.


David Wininger

Council Member

Dr. David Wininger is an infectious disease specialist in Columbus, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years.

We would love to hear from you.

Chapter Contact Information

CMDA Columbus, OH

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Columbus, Ohio Chapter