CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education, and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.

As Christians, we are committed to pursuing Jesus and what His life, death, and resurrection means for us, for the practice of health care, for our study in colleges and Universities, and for our work in the world.

Our Beliefs

CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues. By being the "hands of Jesus" to people in need, CMDA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).

Our History

Founded in 1931, CMDA provides programs and services supporting its mission to "change hearts in healthcare", with a current membership of more than 20,000 healthcare professionals.

Our Name

CMDA stands for "Christian Medical & Dental Associations." We are a community of healthcare professionals, students, and friends who are dedicated to the health care of the whole person.

Our Mission

CMDA educates, encourages, and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God. It is our passion and desire to see WNY have a growing community of supported, principled, and educated Christian healthcare providers.

Our Vision

Bringing the hope and healing of Christ to WNY and the world.


We invest in people to see WNY have a community of supported and principled Christian healthcare professionals.
Providing mentorship among Christian students, residents, and professionals
Monthly gatherings
Side by Side ministry
Faith in Healthcare conference


We invest in missions, so that people will experience hope and see the truth of the gospel, and to connect healthcare professionals, students, and volunteers with the needs of vulnerable groups in our community and around the world.
Global medical and dental mission trips
Partnering with local free or low-cost healthcare clinics
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We invest in the future, so Christian healthcare professionals may share their faith as a part of patient care.
Educating and equipping the next generation of healthcare professionals to address the whole person in order to enhance patients' well-being
Providing support and encouragement to one another
Expanding the influence and number of Christian healthcare providers in WNY

"This is an organization which, since my beginning Medical School in 1978, has helped remind me of my reason for being in medicine, and my reason for living: To know Christ and make Him known." -Bruce G.

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