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How to Propose a New SIG

Many APM members are especially interested in one or more subspecialty areas of psychosomatic medicine.  We are pleased to sponsor 16 special interest groups which bring together professionals to discuss clinical care, teaching, and research in subspecialty areas.   For many years, SIGs have provided vital networking, mentoring, and collaborative support to hundreds of our members.  SIGs meet at the annual meeting and also throughout the year via listserv, teleconferencing, and email. 

Current SIGs and their chairs are listed below. (Contact information for the chairs is available in the online member directory.) SIGs with web pages welcome you to visit and learn more about the SIG.

All SIG listservs are private; only members of a particular SIG may post messages and visit the archives of that SIG.


All APM members are welcome to join individual SIGs or to attend their meetings. To join a SIG, edit your APM membership profile:

  1. Sign into the Members' Corner, and click the link to "View or update your profile."
  2. To join the SIG, check the individual SIG's box in the "Special Interest Group List" that displays toward the bottom of your profile page.
  3. Review/update your other profile information, and click the"Post Changes" button.

Alternatively, email the executive office at info@apm.org with your request to join the SIG.

Non-APM members wishing to join one of our SIGs should email info@apm.org with your full name, the SIG you wish to join, and reason for joining. Exception: Non-members, please submit the respective online sign-up form to join one of these three SIGs:

HIV/AIDS Psychiatry
Transplant Psychiatry

If you are a current SIG subscriber (non-APM member) and wish to change your email, contact the Academy office at info@apm.org for assistance.

APM Special Interest Groups and Chairs
page on the web = link to SIG's web page

Bioethics  page on the web

Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FAPM
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FAPM

Rotating ECP/Trainee Co-chairs:

Xavier Jimenez, MD
Maria Theresa Mariano, MD
David Sheski, MD
Monika Chaudhry, MD

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: bioethics@list.apm.org

Cardiovascular Psychiatry  page on the web

Leo Pozuelo, MD, FAPM
Chris Celano, MD, FAPM

Community-Based Psychosomatic Physician Practice Issues

Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FAPM

Early Career Psychiatrists

Alan Hsu, MD
John Taylor, MD

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: ecp@list.apm.org

Emergency Psychiatry

Scott Simpson, MD, MPH
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD

Global Health

Stephen Nicolson, MD, FAPM
Adel Zaraa, MD

HIV/AIDS Psychiatry  page on the web

Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FAPM
Kelly Cozza, MD, FAPM

Rotating ECP/Trainee Co-chairs:

Josephine Mokonogho, MD
Kevin Donnelly, MD

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: hiv-aids@list.apm.org

Medicine & Psychiatry

Thomas Heinrich, MD, FAPM



Yonas Geda, MD

Palliative Medicine & Psycho-Oncology

Rachel Lynn, MD

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: pallmed@list.apm.org

Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine  page on the web

Maryland Pao, MD, FAPM
Susan Turkel, MD, FAPM
Laura Markley, MD, FAPM

Psychological Considerations  page on the web

Craig Lichtman, MD, MBA
Xavier Jimenez, MD, MA

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: psychthera@list.apm.org


Jane Walker, MBChB, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: research@list.apm.org


Terry Rabinowitz, MD, FAPM

Transplant Psychiatry  page on the web

Andrea DiMartini, MD, FAPM
Catherine Crone, MD, FAPM

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: transplant@list.apm.org

Women's Health

Nehama Dresner, MD, FAPM
Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, MS, FAPM
Priya Gopalan, MD

Listserv info & archive
Email address Listserv email: womenhealth@list.apm.org

If you are interested in forming a new SIG, please:
1.  Read the APM Policy on SIGs.
2.  Fill out and submit the online SIG Request Form.



Two groups that have been formed to discuss issues of particular interest that are not specifically related to a PM subspecialty area are:


The forum for directors of C-L/PM fellowship training programs consists of directors and their assistants to discuss issues relating to recruitment, training, and accreditation. Members communicate via listserv and meet annually at the APM annual meeting.

Fellowship progran directors should email the APM executive office at info@apm.org to join this forum.

PM/C-L FELLOWS in Training

PM fellows in training and interested psychiatry residents are encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions about experiences, job search, special events for trainees at the annual meeting, and more. Discussions are conducted via listserv.

APM members wishing to join the PM/C-L Fellows listserv should update their APM membership profile, as described above for joining SIGs.

Non-APM members should write to the APM executive office at info@apm.org.

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