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Vice President, Christian Medical and Dental Associations


J. Scott Ries, MD, FAAFP

Dr. J. Scott Ries is an award winning family physician who has joined the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) as Vice President of Campus and Community Ministries. 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. Dr. Ries’ training has included graduating from programs at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Indiana University, Liberty University, and University of South Florida (Florida Hospital).

Dr. Ries has been involved in all levels of CMDA for 20 years, starting as a medical student leader on the campus of Indiana University School of Medicine and continuing as Resident Trustee on the CMDA Board of Trustees. As a Team Leader with Global Health Outreach, he has led over 100 medical and dental students to follow God’s call to serve on medical missions experiences. Dr. Ries has continued in national leadership with CMDA on his second four year term on the Board of Trustees.

No stranger to media, Dr. Ries has served as medical consultant to NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC network affiliates in both on and off air capacities for over 10 years. His well rounded medical expertise has also been featured in a variety of radio and print interview formats, and has represented CMDA on various medical topics.

Dr. Ries met his bride, Jodi, while a student at Liberty University. Formerly a vocalist for the Walt Disney World group, Voices of Liberty, Jodi has continued her music ministry to churches and women’s conferences across the country. Together with their three children, Grace, Lauren, and Jason, the Ries family has remained active in their local church where Dr. Ries has served as Adult Sunday School Teacher and Deacon.