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Program Speaker

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Medicine at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University and has lectured at over 30 medical schools. He currently practices general internal medicine with Executive Healthcare Services, a “concierge” medical practice in Reston, VA. He conducts research and lectures on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of religion, faith, and prayer in clinical care. He also teaches continuing medical education courses for the Continuing Medical Education, Inc. University at Sea program. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998), a four-volume research work (The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries (Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands), an annotated, videotaped lecture (The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?), a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship (Bedside Manners), and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, cum laude, Romance Languages, 1976) and Duke University School of Medicine (1980). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1983) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program and Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine (1985). In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation. He has received the Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards yearly from 2008-15 and Most Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2012-4. He was named a Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctor yearly from 2011-13.

He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. He has two adult children, Karen Goodman (married to Robert Goodman) and Louis Matthews (married to Michelle Matthews), and two grandchildren: Sophia Goodman and James Matthews. He enjoys family and church activities, Bible study and teaching, golf, baseball, piano, singing, songwriting, ballroom dancing, travel, and photography.