As Vice President and National Director of Campus & Community Ministries for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), Dr. J. Scott Ries has his finger on the pulse of issues facing students and residents in today’s rapidly changing medical environment. Dr. Ries provides national leadership for CMDA Campus Chapters on over 240 medical and dental schools in the U.S., and over 100 metro-area ministry groups of practicing doctors.
Dr. Ries is passionate about introducing the next generation of healthcare professionals to the tremendous privilege of serving God through responsible missional work, both overseas as well as in their own practice right at home. He has led hundreds of medical students and doctors to discover the joy of seeing lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
An award winning family physician, his clinical career has included faculty appointments at Indiana University School of Medicine and Butler University, and has spanned from academic medicine, to clinical research, to full time private practice. He continues to actively see patients in the Tennessee/Virginia area. Dr. Ries has functioned as medical consultant for ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox network affiliates, and provides weekly radio commentary for radio stations in Chicago and across the state of Florida.