OUR MISSION & VISION
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:
Controlled by the Holy Spirit
Committed to Scripture
Communing in Prayer
Our Statement of Faith
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
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.
Our Local Area Leadership
Dr. Matt Chetta
Dr. Chetta is the chair of the CMDA Council in Columbus, OH. He studied music and biology at Pensacola Christian College, and then received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia. Residency in plastic surgery at the University of Michigan, and then fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Stanford University. He joined the faculty at The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery in 2018 and is engaged clinically and academically primarily through the James Cancer Hospital.
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.
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.
Dr. M. Jane Goleman, MD, M.Div., D.Min. is a member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is the medical lead for the Office of Health Equity at NCH, and a founding member of the Pediatric Health Equity Collaborative which is a national collaboration between pediatric organizations working together to eliminate disparities in health care and outcomes.
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.
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.
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Chapter Contact Information
CMDA Columbus, OH
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Columbus, Ohio Chapter