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APM ORGANIZATION
2013-2014

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APM 2013-2014 COUNCIL AT THE 2013 ANNUAL MEETING IN TUCSON, AZ:

Back row: Maria Tiamson-Kassab, Philip Muskin, Catherine Crone, Robert Boland, Donna Greenberg, Steven Epstein, Jeff Huffman, Philip Bialer, Theodore Stern, Donald Rosenstein, Christina Wichman, James Rundell

Front row: Michael Sharpe, J. Michael Bostwick, Maryland Pao, Linda Worley, Wayne Katon, Linda Ganzini

Not pictured: Rebecca Brendel

 

APM COUNCIL
Executive Committee
Immediate Past Presidents & Governors
Councilors
Editor, Psychosomatics
Chair, Foundation of APM
Executive Director
 
Photo of Linda WorleyLinda L.M. Worley,
MD, FAPM
2013-14 President
 
Photo of Catherine Crone Catherine C. Crone,
MD, FAPM
2013-14 President-Elect
 
Photo of Steven Epstein Steven A. Epstein, MD, FAPM
2013-14 Vice-President
 
Photo of Linda Ganzini
Linda Ganzini, MD, FAPM
2013-14 Secretary
 
Photo of Robert Boland Robert Boland, MD, FAPM
2013-14 Treasurer
 
Photo of Wayne KatonWayne J. Katon,
MD, FAPM
Immediate Past President
(2012-2013)
 
Photo of Donald RosensteinDonald L. Rosenstein,
MD, FAPM
2011-2012 President
 
 
 
 
 

  Annual Meeting (Standing Committee)

Pre-Conference Courses

Early Career Track

Oral & Poster Papers

Workshops & Symposia

Local Arrangements


 
   
Communications (Standing Committee)
   
Education (Standing Committee)

Fellowship Education

Residency Education

Medical Student Education

Interdisciplinary Education

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

   
Finance (Standing Committee)
   
Governance (Standing Committee)

Constitution and Bylaws

Standards and Ethics

   
Membership (Standing Committee)

Fellowship and Awards

Member Services

   
Nominating (Standing Committee)
   
Research & Evidenced-Based Practice (Standing Committee)

Business of Psychosomatic Medicine

Guidelines & Evidence-Based Medicine

Research

   
Strategic Planning (Standing Committee)
   
   
   
 
Section/Affiliate/Regional Representatives to Council
•  AADRPT
AAP
AIDS
AMP
APA
APA Research Council
APOS
APS
•  CLAP
Cleveland C-L Society
NASPOG
Organ Transplant
SLP
DGPPN
EAPM
JSGHP
 

 
 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President Linda L.M. Worley, MD, FAPM, Chair
President-Elect Catherine C. Crone, MD, FAPM
Vice President Steven A. Epstein, MD, FAPM
Secretary Linda K. Ganzini, MD, FAPM
Treasurer Robert Boland, MD, FAPM
Immediate
Past Presidents & Governors
Wayne J. Katon, MD, FAPM (2012-2013 APM president)
Donald L. Rosenstein, MD, FAPM (2011-2012 APM president)
Councilors Philip A. Bialer, MD, FAPM
J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM
Donna B. Greenberg, MD, FAPM
Jeff C. Huffman, MD, FAPM
James R. Rundell, MD, FAPM
Michael C. Sharpe, MD, FAPM
Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FAPM
Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM
Non-voting Members:
Ex-Officio Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM (Editor, Psychosomataics)
Maryland Pao, MD, FAPM
Chair, Foundation of APM Philip R. Muskin, MD, FAPM
Executive Director James Vrac
 
to top of pageStanding Committees & Their Subcommittees 2013-2014

The year a member's term expires is in parentheses following his or her name. Contact information is available from the online member directory at Directory/Referrals.

NOTE: Chair rotations occur after the annual meeting in November.
Member terms begin and end on October 15.


 
ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of J. Michael Bostwick Photo of Philip Bialer Photo of James Rundell Photo of Thomas Heinrich
John Michael Bostwick,
MD, FAPM,
Chair
(2014)
Philip Bialer,
MD, FAPM,
Vice Chair
(2014)
James R. Rundell,
MD, FAPM,
Consultant
(2014)
Thomas Heinrich,
MD, FAPM,
CME Liaison
(2014)
[Med. Coll. of Wisc.]

Sandra Rackley, MD, Assistant to the Chair (2014)
Anne Gross, MD, Local Arrangements Liaison (2014)
Kristin Somers, MD, Early Career Liaison (2014)

The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for all aspects of the annual meeting: program, courses, development and support, meeting site recommendations, and budget.

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES Subcommittee

Maryland Pao, MD, FAPM, Co-chair (2016)
Lisa J. Rosenthal, MD, FAPM, Co-chair (2016)

Rashi Aggarwal, MD (2014)
Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM (2014)
Lois Krahn, MD, FAPM (2016)
James L. Levenson, MD, FAPM (2016)
Leeza Park, MD (2016)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2014)

Consultant:

Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM (2014)

EARLY CAREER TRACK Subcommittee

Divy Ravindranath, MD, MS, Co-chair (2014)
Kristen Somers, MD, Co-chair (2015)

Rashi Aggarwal, MD (2014)

Scott Beach, MD (2015)

Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM (2016)
Anne Gross, MD (2015)
Laura K. Kent, MD (2014)
Katy Lalone, MD (2016)
J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM (2015)
Charles Surber, MD (2016)

Consultant:
Patrick Aquino, MD (2014)

ORAL & POSTER PAPERS Subcommittee

Jon Levenson, MD, FAPM, Co-chair (2014)
Christina L. Wichman, DO, FAPMCo-chair (2014)

Bradford Bobrin, MD (2016)
Jason P. Caplan, MD, FAPM (2014)
M. Beatriz Currier, MD, FAPM (2016)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FAPM (2016)
Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD (2016)
Rita R. Hargrave, MD (2016)
Lucy Epstein Hutner, MD (2014)
Karen M. Lommel, DO (2014)
Shehzad Niazi, MD (2015)
Roberto Jorge Ortiz-Aguayo, MD (2014)
Dahlia Saad Pendergrass, MD (2016)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2015)
Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, FAPM (2016)
Terry Schneekloth, MD (2016)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2014)

Early Career Representative:

Laura K. Kent, MD (2016)

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA Subcommittee

Sandra Rackley, MD, Co-chair (2016)
Christopher L. Sola, DO, FAPM, Co-chair (2014)

Sharon Batista, MD (2016)
James Bourgeois, OD, MD, FAPM (2016)
Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD (2014)
Marc D. Feldman, MD (2016)
Marian Fireman, MD, FAPM (2016)
Travis Fisher, MD (2016)
Thomas W. Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jeff C. Huffman, MD, FAPM (2015)
Manuel N. Pacheco, MD, PhD, FAPM (2014)
Laura Prager, MD (2016)
Christine Skotzko, MD, FAPM (2016)
Sanjeev Sockalingham, MD (2016)
Joel Wallack, MD, FAPM (2016)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Subcommittee

Anne Gross, MD, Co-chair (2016)
Laura K. Kent, MD, Co-chair (2016)

Scott Beach, MD (2016)
M. Beatriz Currier, MD, FAPM (2014)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FAPM (2014)
Silvia Fernandez, MD (2014)
Kim Hartney, MD (2016)
Leeza Park. MD (2016)
Ann C. Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jorge Sotelo, MD, FAPM (2016)
Karen Weihs, MD (2014)

 


COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Jeff Huffman Jeff C. Huffman, MD, FAPM, Chair (2015)

The Communications Committee directs the development and maintenance of the Academy's website and other avenues of communication as guided and approved by Council; coordinates public relations and press releases, as guided and approved by Council.

Members:

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM (2014)
Chris Celano, MD (2016)
Andrea DiMartini, MD, FAPM (2016)
Joseph Locala , MD, FAPM (2016)

Web Editor:
Thomas Garrick, MD, FAPM (2016)

Consultants:
James Hammel, MD, MA, MSc (2014)
Rachna Raisinghani, MD (2014)


EDUCATION COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Philip Bialer Philip A. Bialer, MD, FAPM, Chair (2015)

The Education Committee is responsible for promoting and overseeing the educational activities of the Academy. In conjunction with the Editor of Psychosomatics, it monitors the editorial policy and the process involved in editing and publishing the journal.

Members:

Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FAPM (2014)

Lucy Epstein Hutner, MD (2014)

Lorin Scher, MD (2016)

Ann C. Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2015)

Consultant:
Robert Boland, MD, FAPM (2014)

Ex officio [Journal Editor]:
Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM


FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION Subcommittee

Paul H. Desan, MD, PhD, FAPM, Chair (2014)
Madeleine A. Becker, MA, MD, FAPM, Vice Chair (2016)

Philip A. Bialer, MD, FAPM (2015)

Brian Bronson, MD (2014)

Mark J. Ehrenreich, MD (2015)
Daniel Elswick, MD (2016)

Christine Finn, MD (2015)
Jonny Gerkin, MD (2014)

Robert Joseph, MD, MS, FAPM (2014)
Roger McRoberts III, MD (2016)

Shamin Nejad, MD (2016)

Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2016)
Anne Rich, MD (2016)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FAPM (2016)
Sejal Shah, MD (2016)
Jorge Sotelo, MD, FAPM (2016)

Consultant:

Catherine C. Crone, MD, FAPM (2014)

     
RESIDENCY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Ann C. Schwartz, MD, FAPM, Chair (2015)
Paula C. Zimbrean, MD, Vice Chair (2015)

Carrie Ernst, MD (2014)

Kristi Estabrook, MD (2015)

Sheryl Fleisch, MD (2016)

Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2016)

Vicki Kijewski, MD (2014)

Ryan Kimmel, MD (2016)

Robert Lloyd, MD (2015)

Sermsak Lolak, MD (2014)

John Wells, MD (2016)

     
MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION Subcommittee

Margo Funk, MD, MA, Chair (2014)

Viwek Bisen, DO (2016)
Marian Fireman, MD, FAPM (2015)

Ondria C. Gleason, MD, FAPM (2015)
Dwayne Heitmiller, MD (2016)

Lucy Epstein Hutner, MD (2014)
David Kasick, MD (2016)

Kewchang Lee, MD, FAPM (2014)

Michael Marcangelo, MD (2016)

Nicole Mavrides, MD (2014)

Fremonta Meyer, MD (2014)
Christine Pelic, MD (2016)

Rebecca Tamas, MD (2016)

Devendra Thakur, MD (2016)
Raymond Young, MD (2016)

     
INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Lorin Scher, MD, Chair (2016)

Rashi Aggarwal, MD (2016)
Robert Oldham, MD, MSHA (2016)
J.J. Rasimas, MD, FAPM (2014)
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD (2016)

Sarah Rivelli, MD (2015)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FAPM (2016)

Maria Rueda-Lara, MD (2014)

Junji Takeshita, MD (2016)

Felicia K. Wong, MD (2014)

     
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) Subcommittee

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM (2016)

Steven A. Epstein, MD, FAPM (2016)

David F. Gitlin, MD, FAPM (2016)

James N. Kimball, MD, FAPM (2016)

Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD (2016)

Kemuel Philbrick, MD, FAPM (2016)

Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2016)


FINANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Robert Boland Robert Boland, MD, FAPM, Chair [Treasurer] (2014)

Along with the treasurer, the Finance Committee oversees preparation of an annual budget, investment of Academy funds, procedures for receiving and disbursing funds, methods of accounting and bookkeeping, and preparation of fiscal reports. The committee may recommend financial actions (e.g., change in dues, salaries) to the Council.

Members:

Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FAPM (2014)

Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2014)

Lisa Seyfried, MD (2016)
Rebecca Tamas, MD (2016)


GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Linda Ganzini Linda Ganzini , MD, MPH, FAPM, Chair [Secretary] (2014)

The Governance Committee monitors the functioning of the Academy to ensure that it is in conformity with the Constitution and Bylaws. Where necessary, it recommends additions, deletions, or changes in these documents.

The committee defines and monitors ethical standards of presenters and presentations at, and of unrestricted grant funding for, the annual meeting. It investigates allegations of unethical conduct brought against any member of the Academy and makes recommendations for any change in membership status or censorship of a member to the Council. Periodically it reviews the procedures it is to follow in investigating and hearing cases of alleged misconduct.

Members:

Harold E. Bronheim, MD, FAPM (2014)

Shiela Jowsey, MD, FAPM (2014)

James L. Levenson, MD, FAPM (2014)

José Maldonado, MD, FAPM (2016)


CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS Subcommittee

Harold E. Bronheim, MD, FAPM, Chair (2014)

Julia Adler, MD (2016)

Sharon Batista, MD (2016)

Amy Bauer, MD, MS (2016)

Brian Bronson, MD (2016)

Murali S. Rao, MD, FAPM (2016)

     
STANDARDS AND ETHICS Subcommittee

James L. Levenson, MD, FAPM, Chair (2014)

Elizabeth A. Davis, MD (2016)

Hindi T. Mermelstein, MD, FAPM (2016)

Laura W. Roberts, MD, MA, FAPM (2016)


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FAPM, Chair (2015)

The Membership Committee reviews the credentials of applicants and nominees for all classes of membership in the Academy, and makes recommendations for approval or disapproval to the Council. It periodically reviews and, as necessary, modifies the criteria for membership in the Academy. It reviews applications for fellowship in the Academy annually, determines whether applicants meet established criteria, and recommends applicants for fellowship to Council. In consultation with Council and the membership, it annually selects members for Academy awards.

Members:

Kristin S. Beizai, MD, FAPM (2016)

Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2014)

Fatimah A. Tahil, MD, FAPM (2014)

Elyse Weiner, MD, FAPM (2016)

Ex-officio [Secretary]:

Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FAPM (2014)

Consultant:
Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FAPM (2014)


FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS Subcommittee
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Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD, FAPM, Chair (2014)

Talin Dadoyan, MD (2016)
Dimitry Davydow, MD (2016)

Pamela Diefenbach, MD, FAPM (2014)

Nehama Dresner, MD, FAPM (2016)

Lillian Gonsalves, MD, FAPM (2014)

Isabel Lagomasino, MD, FAPM (2016)

Andrew J. Lancia, MD (2015)

Hochang B. Lee, MD, FAPM (2016)

Sermsak Lolak, MD (2015)

Stephen Nicolson, MD, FAPM (2015)

Ann C. Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2015)

Kristen Somers, MD (2014)

Theodore A. Stern, MD, FAPM (2015)

Rebecca Tamas, MD (2015)

Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM (2014)

Ex-officio: [Program Chair]

J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM (2014)

     
MEMBER SERVICES Subcommittee

Fatimah A. Tahil, MD, MPH, FAPM, Chair (2015)

Janna Gordon-Elliot, MD (2014)

Damir Huremovic, MD, MPP (2016)

Vidya Raj, MBChB (2016)

Shannon Robinson, MD (2016)

Maria Rueda, MD (2014)


NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Cathy Crone Catherine C. Crone, MD, FAPM, Chair [President-Elect] (2014)

The Nomination & Leadership Committee submits a slate of candidates for officers and councilors for the next election to the Secretary no later than six months before the Annual Meeting.

Members:

Madeleine Becker, MA, MD, FAPM (2016)

David Gitlin, MD, FAPM (2016)

Wayne J. Katon, MD, FAPM [Immediate Past President] (2014)

Michael C. Sharpe, MD, FAPM [Member of Council] (2016)


RESEARCH & EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Jeff Huffman Jeff C. Huffman,
MD, FAPM
Co-chair
(2016)
Michael C. Sharpe,
MD, FAPM 
Co-chair
(2016)
Photo of Michael Sharpe

The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee endeavors to stimulate and support research and teaching in the area of C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine by whatever means it deems appropriate.

It is reponsible fordeveloping position statements or action plans relevant to external standards and accreditation organizations, federal legislation and regulatory efforts, and other professional organizations (e.g., APA, APA, ACP, etc.); and/or responsible for reviewing existing policy statements of other organizations.

The committee is also responsible for developing updated information regarding current cutting-edge business models, and practice and health reform initiatives, that may help support C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine

Members:

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM (2016)

E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FAPM (2016)

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH (2016)

Dimitri S. Davydow, MD (2016)

Jesse Fann, MD (2016)

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM (2016)

Shamim Nejad, MD (2016)

Jane Walker, MBChB (2016)

Lawson Wulsin, MD, FAPM (2015)

Paula Zimbrean, MD (2016)


BUSINESS OF PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE Subcommittee

Lawson R. Wulsin, MD, FAPM, Chair (2015)
Christopher White, MD, JD, FAPM, Vice Chair (2015)

Steven Fischel, MD, PhD, FAPM (2016)

James Kimball, MD (2014)

Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2015)

Sarah Parsons, DO (2016)

Fatimah A. Tahil, MD, MPH, FAPM (2014)

Junji Takeshita, MD (2016)

Consultants:

Julia Adler, MD (2014)

Thomas Heinreich, MD, FAPM (2014)

Thomas Kuich, MD, MBA (2014)

Joseph Locala, MD, FAPM (2014)

Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD (2014)

Robert Oldham, MD, MSHA (2014)

     
GUIDELINES & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Subcommittee

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Lydia  Chwastiak, MD, MPH (2016)
Lex Denysenko, MD (2015)
Shamim Nejad, MD (2016)
Shehzad Niazi, MD (2016)
Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, MD (2014)
Thomas Penders, MD (2014)
Kem Philbrick, MD, FAPM (2014)
Jewel Shim, MD, FAPM (2014)
Wolfgang Soellner, MD, Prof. (2016)
Audrey Walker, MD (2016)
Paula Zimbrean, MD (2016)

Webb Fellow:

Anna Dickerman, MD (2014)

     
RESEARCH Subcommittee

Michael C. Sharpe, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM (2016)
E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FAPM (2014)
Dimitry  Davydow, MD (2014)
Jesse Fann, MD, FAPM (2014)
Jennifer Gatchel, MD (2016)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM (2014)
Jane Walker, MBChB (2016)

Consultants:

June Cai, MD (2014)
Christopher Celano, MD (2014)
Jennifer Knight, MD (2014)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD (2014)
Terry Schneekloth, MD (2014)
Yelizaveta Sher, MD (2014)


STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Steven Epstein Steven A. Epstein, MD, FAPM, Chair [Vice President] (2014)

The Strategic Planning Committee formulates rolling one-year plans and ensures continuity of the Strategic Plan.

Members:

Member of Council:

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM (2014)

Member at Large:

Robert Joseph, MD, MS, FAPM (2014)

Governors:

Wayne J. Katon, MD, FAPM (2015)

Donald Rosenstein, MD, FAPM (2014)

Consultants:

Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM (2014)

Leeza Park, MD (2014)

Christine Skitzko, MD, FAPM (2014)

Paul Summergrad, MD, FAPM (2014)

 

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AADRPT - American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training Programs

Lawson R. Wulsin, MD, FAPM

AAP - Association for Academic Psychiatry
Robert Boland, MD, FAPM

AIDS
Mary Ann A. Cohen, MD, FAPM

AMP - Association of Medicine & Psychiatry
Caroline Carney-Doebbeling, MD, FAPM

APA - American Psychiatric Association
Thomas N. Wise, MD, FAPM

APA Research Council Liaison
Paula T. Trzepacz, MD FAPM

APOS - American Psychosocial Oncology Association
Alan D. Valentine, MD

APS - American Psychosomatic Society
Thomas N. Wise, MD, FAPM

CLAP - Consultation-Liaison Association of Philadelphia
Kevin C. Hails, MD, FAPM

Cleveland C-L Society
Ellen Rothchild, MD, FAPM

NASPOG - North American Society of Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology
Donna E. Stewart, MD, FAPM

Organ Transplant
Catherine C. Crone, MD, FAPM

SLP - Society for Liaison Psychiatry
Asher D. Aladjem, MD, FAPM

DGPPN - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Nervenheilkunde (German Affiliate)

Albert Diefenbacher, MD, PhD, FAPM

EAPM - European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (formerly EACLPP)

Francis H. Creed, MD, FRCP

JSGHP - Japanese Society of General Hospital Psychiatry
Yasuhiro Kishi, MD, PhD, FAPM

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