Founded nationally in 1931, CMDA provides programs and services supporting its mission to "change hearts in healthcare" with a current membership of more than 15,000. CMDA conducts overseas medical projects through its mission arm, Global Health Outreach; coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides Third World missionary doctors with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the "hands of Jesus" to needy people, CMDA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).

CMDA Memphis began in 1994 with a ministry to students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the first full time director, Ken Nippert, began in 1997.

Christian Medical and Dental Associations - Changing Hearts in Healthcare