9/20 Dinner: Dr. Rick Stouffer III, UNC Chief of Cardiology Presents an Academic Panel Discussion on Faith and Practice


Dr Rick Stouffer

The Panel:  Dr. George A. “Rick” Stouffer III, UNC Chief of Cardiology  Scheduled to join Rick are:  

Pathologist Herb Whinna   


Interventional Radiologist Joe Stavas  


Interventional Radiologist Ari Isaacson 



The evening features a panel discussion followed by extended Q&A with a team of Christian practitioners, led by Dr. Stouffer. Each one will briefly describe how their faith plays into the way they view and deliver healthcare. There will be plenty of time for question and answers.

TCMF monthly dinner meetings are casual, informal gatherings where all Triangle area healthcare professionals, students, residents and fellows can come for a time of fellowship, inspiration and sharing. Dinner is provided. Spouses and friends are welcome. No RSVP necessary.

These dinners always take place at:

Saturday Evenings
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
   549 Erwin Road
        Durham, NC 27707
      Link to directions

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Pastor Paul Gerritson’s Letter of Information and Encouragement 8/5/2014



Spiritual History:  Why Take One? From various conversations with Christian health care students and practitioners, I’ve observed we have an intellectual knowledge that we are salt and light, as Jesus declared.  However, many of us also have a low-grade sense of guilt because in our professional arenas we shy away from outright salting and lighting.  While there are many reasons why Christians shy away, I want to focus on just one this week to encourage you.  That reason is a mistaken belief that faith and/or spirituality (seeking someone or something sacred) has no place in medical ministry.  We have been professionally or culturally trained to accept that when a patient presents with a physical or mental need, the practitioner is acting out-of-scientific-bounds by introducing faith or spirituality into the care space. 

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