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APM ORGANIZATION
2015-2016

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APM 2015-2016 COUNCIL AT THE 2015 ANNUAL MEETING IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Click for larger image.

Back row: Drs. Robert Boland, J. Michael Bostwick, Philip Bialer, Michael Sharpe, Jeff Huffman, Christina Wichman, Rebecca Brendel, Maria Tiamson-Kassab, Robert Joseph

Front row: Drs. Linda Worley, Maryland Pao, James Rundell, Catherine Crone, Steven Epstein, Madeleine Becker, Carol Alter, Paul Desan

APM COUNCIL
Executive Committee
Immediate Past Presidents & Governors
Councilors
Chair, Foundation of APM
Executive Director
Photo of Steven EpsteinSteven Epstein,
MD, FAPM
2015-16 President
Photo of Bob Boland Robert Boland,
MD, FAPM
2015-16 President-Elect
Photo of James RundellJames Rundell, MD, FAPM
2015-16 Vice-President
Photo of Rebecca Brendel
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM
2015-16 Treasurer
Photo of Michael Sharpe Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM
2015-16 Secretary
Photo of Catherine CroneCatherine Crone,
MD, FAPM
Immediate Past President
(2014-2015)
Photo of Linda WorleyLinda Worley,
MD, FAPM
Governor
(2013-2014 President)
 
 
 
 

  Annual Meeting (Standing Committee)

Pre-Conference Courses

Early Career Track

Oral Papers & Posters

General Sessions

Local Arrangements


 
   
Communications (Standing Committee)

Website

   
Education (Standing Committee)

Fellowship Education

Residency Education

Medical Student Education

Interdisciplinary Education

Online Education

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

   
Finance (Standing Committee)
   
Governance (Standing Committee)

Bylaws

Standards and Ethics

   
Journal (Standing Committee)
   
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 Steven Epstein, MD, FAPM, Chair
President-Elect Robert Boland, MD, FAPM
Vice President James Rundell, MD, FAPM
Treasurer Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM
Secretary Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM
Immediate
Past President
Catherine Crone, MD, FAPM (2014-2015 APM president)
Governor Linda Worley, MD, FAPM (2013-2014 APM president)
Councilors Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM
Madeleine Becker, MA, MD, FAPM
J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM
Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FAPM
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM
Robert Joseph, MD, MS, FAPM
Maryland Pao, MD, FAPM
Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FAPM
Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM
Ex officio members:
Chair, APM Foundation Carol Alter, MD, FAPM
Executive Director James Vrac, CAE
 
to top of pageStanding Committees & Their Subcommittees 2015-2016

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 Jeff Huffman Jeff Huffman,
MD, FAPM
Chair
(2017)
Lisa Seyfried,
MD 
Vice Chair
(2018)
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)
Scott Beach, MD (2018)
Anne Gross, MD, FAPM (2016)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (CME Liaison) (2017)
Kristin Somers, MD, FAPM (2018)
Sandra Rackley, MD, Consultant (2018)
Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM Advisor (2016)


PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES Subcommittee

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

Rashi Aggarwal, MD, FAPM (2017)
Lois Krahn, MD, FAPM (2016)
James Levenson, MD, FAPM (2016)
Laura Markley, MD (2018)
Leeza Park, MD (2016)
Divy Ravindranath, MD, MS (2017)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2017)
Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM (2018)

EARLY CAREER TRACK Subcommittee

Kristen Somers, MD, FAPM, Co-chair (2018)
John Taylor, MD, Co-Chair (2017)

Alan Bates, MD, PhD (2017)
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM (2016)
Anne Gross, MD, FAPM (2018)
Alan Hsu, MD (2018)
Katy Lalone, MD (2016)
Mark Oldham, MD (2017)
J. J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM (2018)
Sparsha Reddy, MD (2018)
Samata Sharma, MD (2018)
Charles Surber, MD (2016)
Fawad Taj, MD (2018)

ORAL PAPERS & POSTERS Subcommittee

Jon Levenson, MD, FAPM, Co-chair (2017)
Christina Wichman, DO, FAPM, Co-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)
Chloe Nims, MD (2017)
Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, MD, FAPM (2017)
Davin Quinn, MD (2018)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FAPM (2018)
Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, FAPM (2016)
Dahlia Saad Pendergrass, MD (2016)
Terry Schneekloth, MD (2016)
Lisa Seyfried, MD (2017)
Sejal Shah, MD (2018)
Laura Kent, MD, FAPM, ECP Representative (2016)

GENERAL SESSIONS Subcommittee

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

Sharon Batista, MD, FAPM (2016)
Scott Beach, MD (2018)
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)
Manuel Pacheco, MD, FAPM (2017)
Laura Prager, MD (2016)
Yelizaveta Sher, MD (2018)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FAPM (2017)
Christine Skotzko, MD, FAPM (2016)
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FRCPC, FAPM (2016)
Erin Sterenson, MD (2017)
Joel Wallack, MD, FAPM (2016)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Subcommittee

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

Sean Allan, MD (2018)
Scott Babe, MD (2018)
Scott Beach, MD (2016)
Christina Bilyeu, MD (2017)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FAPM (2016)
Amanda Green, MD (2018)
Kim Hartney, MD (2016)
Manon Mashburn, MD (2017)
Leeza Park, MD (2016)
Michael Rafferty, MD (2018)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2016)
Jorge Sotelo, MD, FAPM (2016)
Lee Tynes, MD, PhD (2017)
Marcus Wellen, MD (2017)
Carol Alter, MD, FAPM, Consultant (2016)

 


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:

Christopher Celano, MD (2016)
Andrea DiMartini, MD, FAPM (2016)
Thomas Garrick, MD, FAPM [Web Editor] (2016)
James Hammel, MD (2017)
Joseph Locala, MD, FAPM (2016)
Seth Powsner, MD, FAPM, Consultant (2016)
Rachna Raisinghani, MD, Consultant (2016)
Katie Sheehan, MD, Consultant (2016)


WEBSITE Subcommittee

Christopher Celano, MD (2017)
Andrea DiMartini, MD (2017)
James Hammel, MD (2017)
Sean Heffernan, MD (2018)
Grace Bachmann [Web Liaison] (2017)


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.

Members:

Madeleine Becker, MD, FAPM (2016)
Margo Funk, MD (2017)
Lorin Scher, MD (2016)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPM (2018)
Philip Bialer, MD, FAPM, Consultant (2016)
Robert Boland, MD, FAPM, Consultant (2016)


FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION Subcommittee

Madeleine Becker, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)
Sejal Shah, MD, Vice Chair (2016)

Mark Bradley, MD (2018)
Daniel Elswick, MD (2016)
Christine Finn, MD (2018)
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)
Jorge Sotelo, MD, FAPM (2016)
Marie Tobin, MD, FAPM (2017)

     
RESIDENCY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPM, Chair (2018)

Scott Beach, MD (2018)
Dustin DeMoss, MD (2018)
Carrie Ernst, MD (2017)
Sheryl Fleisch, MD (2016)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2016)
William Jangro, DO (2017)
Ryan Kimmel, MD (2016)
Jeanne Lackamp, MD (2018)
Travis Lajoie, DO (2017)
Ted Liao, MD (2017)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2018)
John Wells, MD (2016)
Julia Knight, MD, Consultant (Webb Fellow) (2016)

     
MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION Subcommittee

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

Omair Abbassi, MD (2017)
Stephanie Cho, MD (2018)
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)
Michael Rafferty, MD (2018)
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD (2018)
Raymond Young, MD (2016)

     
INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Lorin Scher, MD, Chair (2016)
Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Vice Chair (2016)

Rashi Aggarwal, MD, FAPM (2016)
Steven Frankel, MD (2018)
Elena Friedman, MD (2017)
Sheila Lahijani, MD (2018)
Laura Markley, MD (2018)
Robert Oldham, MD, MSHA (2016)
J. J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM (2017)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FAPM (2016)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FAPM (2016)
Erik Vanderlip, MD, MPH (2017)
Felicia Wong, MD (2017)

     
ONLINE EDUCATION Subcommittee

Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FAPM, Chair (2018)

Pierre Azzam, MD, FAPM (2018)
Carrie Ernst, MD (2017)
Margo Funk, MD (2017)
Robert Lloyd, MD (2016)
Roger McRoberts III, MD (2016)
Seth Powsner, MD, FAPM (2018)

     
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) Subcommittee

Robert Boland, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM (2016)
Steve Epstein, MD, FAPM (2016)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FAPM (2017)
David Gitlin, MD, FAPM (2016)
Florina Haimovici, MD (2018)
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)


FINANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Rebecca Brendel Rebecca Brendel,
MD, JD, FAPM
Chair
(2016)
[Treasurer]
Michael Sharpe,
MD, FAPM 
Vice Chair
(2016)
[Secretary]
Photo of Michael Sharpe

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:

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


GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Michael Sharpe Michael Sharpe , MD, FAPM, Chair [Secretary] (2016)

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)

David Kroll, MD, Consultant (2016)

Andrew Siegel, MD, Consultant (Webb Fellow) (2016)


JOURNAL COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of J. Michael Bostwick J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FAPM, Chair (2018)

The Journal Committee oversees the Academy's official journal, Psychosomatics, and its editor. It recommends and determines policy, procedures, and other editorial matters and defines and monitors ethical standards as they relate to conflicts of interest of contributors and staff.

Members:

Jesse Fann, MD, FAPM (2018)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2017)
James Levenson, MD, FAPM (2017)
Donald Rosenstein, MD, FAPM (2016)
Thomas Wise, MD, FAPM (2016)
Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM, ex officio [Journal Editor]


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Maria Tiamson-Kassab Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

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)
Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FAPM (2017)
Fatimah Tahil, MD, MPH, FAPM (2017)
Elyse Weiner, MD, FAPM (2016)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM, ex officio [Secretary]


FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS Subcommittee

Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FAPM, Chair (2017)

James Bourgeois, OD, MD, FAPM (2018)
Amy Christianson, MD (2017)
Talin Dadoyan, MD, FAPM (2016)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, FAPM (2016)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FAPM (2016)
Filza Hussain, MD (2017)
Sermsak Lolak, MD, FAPM (2018)
Laura McLafferty, MD (2017)
Karen Mechanic, MD (2017)
Stephen Nicolson, MD, FAPM (2018)
Bonnie Olson, MD (2017)
Leo Pozuelo, MD, FAPM (2017)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FAPM (2018)
Lee Tynes, MD (2017)
Theodore Stern, MD, FAPM, ex officio [Journal Editor] )
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM, ex officio [Program Chair] )

     
MEMBER SERVICES Subcommittee

Fatimah Tahil, MD, MPH, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Syma Dar, MD (2017)
Damir Huremovic, MD, FAPM (2016)
Vidya Raj, MBChB (2016)
Ashish Sharma, MD (2018)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MD, Consultant (2016)


NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Photo of Bob Boland Robert Boland, MD, FAPM, Chair [President-Elect] (2016)

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)
Catherine Crone, MD, FAPM [Immediate Past President] (2016)


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)

Sarah Parsons, DO (2016)

Junji Takeshita, MD, FAPM (2017)

Jane Walker, MBChB (2016)

Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPM (2016)


BUSINESS OF PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE Subcommittee

Sarah Parsons, DO, Chair (2015)

Ronit Dedesma, MD, FAPM (2018)
Steven Fischel, MD, PhD, FAPM (2016)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM (2017)
James Kimball, MD, FAPM (2018)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FAPM (2018)
Curtis McKnight, MD (2017)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FAPM (2016)
John Taylor, MD, MBA (2016)
Lawson Wulsin, MD, FAPM (2018)
Mark Newman, MD, Consultant (2016)

     
GUIDELINES & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Subcommittee

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH (2016)
Lex Denysenko, MD, FAPM (2018)
Anna Dickerman, MD (2017)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MD (2018)
Shamim Nejad, MD (2016)
Shehzad Niazi, MD (2016)
Thomas Penders, MD (2017)
William Pirl, MD (2018)
Kemuel Philbrick, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jewel Shim, MD, FAPM (2017)
Alex Sidelnik, MD (2018)
Wolfgang Soellner, MD, Prof. (2016)
Audrey Walker, MD (2016)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPM (2016)
Hermi Lokko, MD, Consultant (2016)
Christina Scully, MD, Consultant (2016)

     
RESEARCH Subcommittee

Michael Sharpe, MD, FAPM, Chair (2016)

O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD (2018)
E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FAPM (2017)
Nancy Byatt, MD (2018)
Christopher Celano, MD (2018)
Dimitry Davydow, MD (2017)
Jesse Fann, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jennifer Gatchel, MD (2016)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FAPM (2017)
Jennifer Knight, MD, FAPM (2017)
Maryland Pao, MD, FAPM (2018)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD (2018)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FAPM (2018)
Jane Walker, MBChB (2016)
Amritha Bhat, MD, Consultant (Webb Fellow) (2016)
Thomas McCoy, MD, Consultant (Webb Fellow) (2016)
Kamalika Roy, MD, Consultant (2016)

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