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2014-2015

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APM 2014-2015 COUNCIL AT THE 2014 ANNUAL MEETING IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA: Click for larger image.

From left: Drs. James Rundell, Linda Ganzini, Maryland Pao, Steven Epstein, Donna Greenberg, Michael Sharpe, Maria Tiamson-Kassab, Jeff Huffman, Linda Worley, Philip Bialer, Christina Wichman, J. Michael Bostwick, Catherine Crone, Paul Desan, Rebecca Brendel, Theodore Stern, Robert Boland

Not pictured: Drs. Carol Alter, Wayne Katon

 

APM COUNCIL
Executive Committee
Immediate Past Presidents & Governors
Councilors
Editor, Psychosomatics
Chair, Foundation of APM
Executive Director
Photo of Catherine CroneCatherine Crone,
MD, FAPM
2014-15 President
Photo of Steven Epstein Steven Epstein,
MD, FAPM
2014-15 President-Elect
Photo of Robert Boland Robert Boland, MD, FAPM
2014-15 Vice-President
Photo of Linda Ganzini
Linda Ganzini, MD, FAPM
2014-15 Treasurer
Photo of James Rundell James Rundell, MD, FAPM
2014-15 Secretary
Photo of Linda WorleyLinda Worley,
MD, FAPM
Immediate Past President
(2013-2014)
Photo of Wayne KatonWayne Katon,
MD, FAPM
Governor
(2012-2013 President)
 
 
 
 

  Annual Meeting (Standing Committee)

Pre-Conference Courses

Early Career Track

Oral Papers & Posters

General Sessions

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)

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

 
 
 

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President Catherine Crone, MD, FAPM, Chair
President-Elect Steven Epstein, MD, FAPM
Vice President Robert Boland, MD, FAPM
Treasurer Linda Ganzini, MD, FAPM
Secretary James Rundell, MD, FAPM
Immediate
Past President
Linda Worley, MD, FAPM (2013-2014 APM president)
Governor Wayne Katon, MD, FAPM (2012-2013 APM president)
Councilors Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM
J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM
Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FAPM
Donna Greenberg, MD, FAPM
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM
Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM
Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FAPM
Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM
Ex officio members:
Editor, Psychosomatics Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM
Chair, APM Foundation Carol Alter, MD, FAPM
Executive Director James Vrac, CAE
 
to top of pageStanding Committees & Their Subcommittees 2014-2015

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 Philip Bialer Philip Bialer,
MD, FAPM
Chair
(2016)
Jeff Huffman,
MD, FAPM 
Vice Chair
(2016)
Photo of Jeff Huffman
The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for all aspects of the annual meeting: program, courses, development and support, meeting site recommendations, and budget.
 
Members:  

Pierre Azzam, MD, FAPM (2017)

J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM (2015)

Anne Gross, MD, FAPM (2016)

Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2017)

Sandra Rackley, MD (2015)

Kristin Somers, MD, FAPM (2015)


PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES Subcommittee

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

Rashi Aggarwal, MD (2017)
Lois Krahn, MD, FAPM (2016)
James Levenson, MD, FAPM (2016)
Leeza Park, MD (2016)
Divy Ravindranath, MD (2017)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2017)
Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM (2015)

EARLY CAREER TRACK Subcommittee

Kristen Somers, MD, Co-chair (2015)
John Taylor, MD, Co-Chair (2017)

Alan Bates, MD, PhD (2017)
Scott Beach, MD (2015)
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM (2016)
Anne Gross, MD, FAPM (2015)
Katy Lalone, MD (2016)
Mark Oldham, MD (2017)
J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM (2015)
Charles Surber, MD (2016)

ORAL PAPERS & POSTERS Subcommittee

Jon Levenson, MD, FAPM, Co-chair (2017)
Christina L. Wichman, DO, FAPMCo-chair (2017)

Patrick Aquino, MD, FAPM (2017)
Bradford Bobrin, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jason Caplan, MD, FAPM (2017)
M. Beatriz Currier, MD, FAPM (2016)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FAPM (2016)
Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD (2016)
Rita Hargrave, MD (2016)
Laura Kent, MD, FAPM (2016)
Shehzad Niazi, MD (2015)
Chloe Nims, MD (2017)
Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, MD, FAPM (2017)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2015)
Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, FAPM (2016)
Dahlia Saad Pendergrass, MD (2016)
Terry Schneekloth, MD (2016)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2017)

GENERAL SESSIONS Subcommittee

Sandra Rackley, MD, Co-chair (2016)
Christopher L. Sola, DO, FAPM, Co-chair (2017)

Sharon Batista, MD, FAPM (2016)
James Bourgeois, OD, MD, FAPM (2016)
Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD (2017)
Syma Dar, MD (2017)
Marc Feldman, MD (2016)
Marian Fireman, MD, FAPM (2016)
Travis Fisher, MD (2016)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM (2015)
Manuel Pacheco, MD, FAPM (2017)
Laura Prager, MD (2016)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FAPM (2017)
Christine Skotzko, MD, FAPM (2016)
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FAPM (2016)
Erin Sterenson, MD (2017)
Joel Wallack, MD, FAPM (2016)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Subcommittee

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

Scott Beach, MD (2016)
Christina Bilyeu, MD (2017)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD (2016)
Kim Hartney, MD (2016)
Manon Mashburn, MD (2017)
Leeza Park, MD (2016)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jorge Sotelo, MD, FAPM (2016)
Lee Tynes, MD, PhD (2017)
Marcus Wellen, MD (2017)

 


COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Rebecca Brendel Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM, Chair (2017)

The Communications Committee directs the development and maintenance of the Academy's website and other avenues of communication as guided and approved by Council.

Members:

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM (2015)
Chris Celano, MD (2016)
Andrea DiMartini, MD, FAPM (2016)
Thomas Garrick, MD, FAPM (2016)
James Hammel, MD (2017)
Joseph Locala, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM (2015)
Seth Powsner, MD, FAPM (2015)
Rachna Raisinghani, MD (2015)
Katie Sheehan, MD (2015)


EDUCATION COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Paul Desan Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FAPM, Chair (2017)

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:

Margo Funk, MD (2017)

Lorin Scher, MD (2016)

Ann Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2015)

Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM (2015)

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM (2015)

Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM


FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION Subcommittee

Madeleine Becker, MA, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM (2015)
Mark Ehrenreich, MD (2015)
Daniel Elswick, MD (2016)
Christine Finn, MD (2015)
Robert Joseph, MD, FAPM (2017)
Garrett Key, MD (2017)
Roger McRoberts III, MD (2016)
Shamim Nejad, MD (2016)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2016)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FAPM (2016)
Sejal Shah, MD (2016)
Jorge Sotelo, MD, FAPM (2016)
Marie Tobin, MD (2017)
Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FAPM (2015)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2015)

     
RESIDENCY EDUCATION Subcommittee

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

Carrie Ernst, MD (2017)
Kristi Estabrook, MD (2015)
Sheryl Fleisch, MD (2016)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2016)
William Jangro, DO (2017)
Ryan Kimmel, MD (2016)
Travis Lajoie, DO (2017)
Ted Liao, MD (2017)
Robert Lloyd, MD (2015)
John Wells, MD (2016)

     
MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION Subcommittee

Margo Funk, MD, MA, Chair (2017)
Fremonta Meyer, MD, FAPM, Vice Chair (2017)

Omair Abbassi, MD (2017)
Marian Fireman, MD, FAPM (2015)
Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD (2017)
Dwayne Heitmiller, MD (2016)
David Kasick, MD (2016)
Kewchang Lee, MD, FAPM (2017)
Michael Marcangelo, MD (2016)
Christine Pelic, MD (2016)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD (2017)
Raymond Young, MD (2016)

     
INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Lorin Scher, MD, Chair (2016)

Rashi Aggarwal, MD (2016)
Elena Friedman, MD (2017)
Robert Oldham, MD, MSHA (2016)
JJ Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM (2017)
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD (2016)
Sarah Rivelli, MD (2015)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FAPM (2016)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FAPM (2016)
Erik Vanderlip, MD, MPH (2017)
Felicia Wong, MD (2017)
Steven Frankel, MD (2015)
David Kroll, MD (2015)

     
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) Subcommittee

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM (2016)
Steven Epstein, MD, FAPM (2016)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD (2017)
David Gitlin, MD, FAPM (2016)
James Kimball, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jeanne Lackamp, MD (2017)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD (2016)
Kemuel Philbrick, MD, FAPM (2016)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2016)
Sejal Shah, MD (2017)
Dwayne Heitmiller, MD (2015)


FINANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Linda Ganzini Linda Ganzini,
MD, MPH, FAPM
Chair
(2015)
[Treasurer]
James Rundell,
MD, FAPM 
Vice Chair
(2016)
[Secretary]
Photo of James Rundell

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:

Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2017)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2016)
Syma Dar, MD (2017)


GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of James Rundell James Rundell , MD, FAPM, Chair [Secretary] (2015)

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:

Madeleine Becker, MD, FAPM (2017)
Sheila Jowsey, MD, FAPM (2017)
James Levenson, MD, FAPM (2017)
José Maldonado, MD, FAPM (2016)


BYLAWS Subcommittee

Sheila Jowsey, MD, FAPM, Chair (2017)

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 Levenson, MD, FAPM, Chair (2017)

Elizabeth Davis, MD (2016)

Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FAPM (2016)

Laura Roberts, MD, 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 Beizai, MD, FAPM (2016)
Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FAPM (2017)
Fatimah Tahil, MD, MPH, FAPM (2017)
Elyse Weiner, MD, FAPM (2016)
James Rundell, MD, FAPM, ex officio (2015)


FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS Subcommittee

Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Amy Christianson, MD (2017)
Talin Dadoyan, MD, FAPM (2016)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, FAPM (2016)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FAPM (2016)
Filza Hussain, MD (2017)
Isabel Lagomasino, MD, FAPM (2016)
Andrew Lancia, MS(R), MD (2015)
Sermsak Lolak, MD, FAPM (2015)
Laura McLafferty, MD (2017)
Karen Mechanic, MD (2017)
Stephen Nicolson, MD, FAPM (2015)
Bonnie Olson, MD (2017)
Leo Pozuela, MD, FAPM (2017)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2015)
Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM (2015)
Lee Tynes, MD (2017)
Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM, ex officio (2015)

     
MEMBER SERVICES Subcommittee

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

Syma Dar, MD (2017)
Pamela Diefenbach, MD, FAPM (2017)
Damir Huremovic, MD, FAPM (2016)
Vidya Raj, MBChB (2016)
Shannon Robinson, MD (2016)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MD (2015)


NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Steven Epstein Steven Epstein, MD, FAPM, Chair [President-Elect] (2015)

The Nominating Committee evaluates the suitability and qualifications of candidates for election to APM’s Council.

Members:

David Gitlin, MD, FAPM (2016)
Sandra Rackley, MD (2017)

Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM [Councilor] (2016)
Linda Worley, MD, FAPM [Immediate Past President] (2015)


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

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

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH (2016)

Dimitri Davydow, MD (2016)

Jesse Fann, MD, FAPM (2016)

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM (2016)

Shamim Nejad, MD (2016)

Junji Takeshita, MD, FAPM (2017)

Jane Walker, MBChB (2016)

Lawson Wulsin, MD, FAPM (2015)

Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPM (2016)


BUSINESS OF PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE Subcommittee

Lawson Wulsin, MD, FAPM, Chair (2015)

Steven Fischel, MD, PhD, FAPM (2016)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2017)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2015)
Curtis McKnight, MD (2017)
Sarah Parsons, DO (2016)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FAPM (2016)
John Taylor, MD, MBA (2016)
James Kimball, MD, FAPM (2015)
Tomas Kuich, MD, MBA (2015)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FAPM (2015)
Robert Oldham, MD, MSHA (2015)
Fatimah Tahil, MD, MPH, FAPM (2015)

     
GUIDELINES & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Subcommittee

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Lydia  Chwastiak, MD, MPH (2016)
Lex Denysenko, MD (2015)
Anna Dickerman, MD (2017)
Shamim Nejad, MD (2016)
Shehzad Niazi, MD (2016)
Thomas Penders, MD (2017)
Kem Philbrick, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jewel Shim, MD, FAPM (2017)
Wolfgang Soellner, MD, Prof. (2016)
Audrey Walker, MD (2016)
Paula Zimbrean, MD (2016)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MD (2015)

     
RESEARCH Subcommittee

Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FAPM (2017)
Dimitry Davydow, MD (2017)
Jesse Fann, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jennifer Gatchel, MD (2016)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jennifer Knight, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jane Walker, MBChB (2016)
O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD (2015)
June Cai, MD (2015)
Christopher Celano, MD (2015)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FAPM (2015)
Maryland Pao, MD, FAPM (2015)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD (2015)
Terry Schneekloth, MD (2015)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FAPM (2015)
Marra Ackerman, MD (2015)

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