Mike Chupp, MD, was born in Frankfort, Indiana and grew up in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a pre-medical degree in chemistry from Taylor University in 1984 and then graduated as an AOA scholar with an MD degree from Indiana University in 1988. He completed a five-year general surgery residency at Methodist Hospital in 1993.
From 1993 to 2016, Mike fit in nearly seven years of private general surgery practice as a missionary member of the Surgical Department of Southwestern Medical Clinic (a large Christian multi-speciality group) and Lakeland Regional Health System in St. Joseph, Michigan. Mike has been married to Pam for 26 years and they have four children: Steven, Melody, Kayla and Ashley. They recently completed 20 years of service as career missionaries with World Gospel Mission, serving at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya. Mike wore several different leadership hats in Kenya including serving several years as the Assistant Country Director for WGM Kenya during the latter part of his missionary career. He continues to serve on the Friends of Tenwek Board of Trustees as Vice President and one of the founding members of this 501(c)3 organization.