ACLP Committees

Standing Committees & Their Subcommittees
2018-2019

Committee and subcommittee members are listed below, where numbers in parentheses following member names indicate current term and expiration; absence of this data indicates that, per bylaws, terms do not apply.

Note: All ACLP committees report to the ACLP Board of Directors.

Annual Meeting (Standing Committee)

Audit (Standing Committee)

Communications (Standing Committee)

Education (Standing Committee)

Finance (Standing Committee)

Governance (Standing Committee)

Journal (Standing Committee)

Membership (Standing Committee)

Nominating (Standing Committee)

Research & Evidence-Based Practice (Standing Committee)

Task Force


Committee and Subcommittee Members 2018-2019

Numbers in parentheses following names indicate current term and expiration; absence of this data indicates that, per bylaws, terms do not apply.

Contact information is available from the online member directory.

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


ANNUAL MEETING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Madeleine BeckerMadeleine Becker, MD, FACLP
Chair (1/2020)
Jesse FannJesse Fann, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair (1/2021)
The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for all aspects of the annual meeting: program, courses, development and support, meeting site recommendations, and budget.

Members:
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP
Christina Bilyeu, MD, FACLP
James Bourgeois, MD, OD, FACLP
Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FACLP
Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD, FACLP
Alan Hsu, MD
Eliza Park, MD, FACLP
Sandra Rackley, MD, FACLP
Divy Ravindranath, MS, MD, FACLP
Dahlia Saad-Pendergrass, MD
John Taylor, MBA, MD
Thomas Heinrich MD, FACLP, CME Liaison (2/2019)
Christina Wichman, DO, FACLP, Consultant; past chair (1/2019)


PRECONFERENCE COURSES Subcommittee

Eliza Park, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2020)
Divy Ravindranath, MS, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2020)

Rashi Aggarwal, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Kelly Cozza, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Sheila Lahijani, MD (2/2021)
Robert Lloyd, MD (1/2019)
Laura Markley, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Durga Roy, MD (1/2021)
Mehak Sharma, MD (1/2020)
Robert Weinrieb, MD, FACLP (2/2021)

EARLY CAREER TRACK Subcommittee

Alan Hsu, MD, Co-chair (2/2021)
John Taylor, MBA, MD, Co-chair (2/2020)

Alan Bates, MD, PhD (2/2020)
Andres Caro Sabogal, MD (1/2021)
Eric Devon, MD (1/2021)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2021)
Inder Kalra, MD (1/2021)
Katy LaLone, MD (2/2019)
Sparsha Reddy, MD (2/2021)
Charles Surber, MD (2/2019)
Fawad Taj, MD (2/2021)
Christopher Takala, DO (1/2019)
Samidha Tripathi, MD (1/2021)
Joel Wallack, MD, FACLP (1/2019)

ORAL PAPERS & POSTERS Subcommittee

Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2019)
Dahlia Saad-Pendergrass, MD, Co-chair (2/2019)

Omair Abbasi, MD (1/2020)
Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Amy Bauer, MD, MS, FACLP (1/2021)
Amritha Bhat, MD (1/2021)
Katherine Blackwell, MD (1/2020)
Bradford Bobrin, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Joseph Cerimele, MD (1/2021)
Simriti Chaudhry, MD (1/2021)
Andrew Edelstein, MD (1/2020)
Jennifer Erickson, DO (1/2019)
Alan Hsu, MD (1/2020)
Walter Kilpatrick, DO (1/2019)
Jennifer Knight, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Michael Marcangelo, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Sahil Munjal, MD (1/2021)
Chloe Nims, MD (2/2020)
Julie Owen, MD (1/2019)
Deepa Pawar, MPH, MD (1/2019)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2021)
Davin Quinn, MD (2/2021)
Joan Roig Llesuy, MD (1/2021)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2021)
Terry Schneekloth, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Christopher Sola, DO, FACLP (1/2020)
Karen Weihs, MD (1/2021)
Jo Ellen Wilson, MD, MPH (1/2021)

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA Subcommittee

Scott Beach, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (1/2021)
Sandra Rackley, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2019)
James Bourgeois, MD, OD, FACLP Vice Chair (2/2019)

Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD (1/2021)
Syma Dar, MD (2/2020)
Mary Lynn Dell, DMin, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Marian Fireman, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Travis Fisher, MD (2/2019)
Roslyn Gerwin, DO (1/2020)
Anne Gross, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Vrashali Jain, MD (1/2020)
Richard Key, MD, FAPA, FACLP (1/2021)
Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Davin Quinn, MD (1/2020)
Diana Robinson, MD (1/2020)
Lisa Seyfried, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Mehak Sharma, MD (1/2021)
Yelizaveta Sher, MD (2/2021)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Christine Skotzko, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
John Taylor, MBA, MD (1/2020)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Subcommittee

Christina Bilyeu, MD, FACLP, Chair (3/2019)

Sean Allan, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Marian Fireman, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Emily Holmes, MD, MPH (1/2021)
Manon Mashburn, MD (2/2020)
Michael Rafferty, MD (2/2021)
L Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2020)
Adriana Vasquez, MD, FACLP (1/2021)

SITE SELECTION Subcommittee

Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FACLP, Chair (1/2019)

Philip Bialer, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Catherine Crone, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Sandra Rackley, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Joel Wallack, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)




AUDIT COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Robert JosephRobert Joseph, MD, MS, FACLP
Chair
(1/2019)
The Audit Committee participates in the appointment of an auditor to perform the annual financial audit of the Academy, reviews the audit, and directs it to the Board of Directors for approval.

Members:
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
James Rundell, MD, FACLP (1/2020)



COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Sandra RackleySandra Rackley, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2020)
The Communications Committee directs the development and maintenance of the Academy’s website and other avenues of communication, and coordinates public relations and press releases, as guided and approved by the Board of Directors.

Members:
James Hammel, MA, MD, MSc, FACLP (2/2020)
Joseph Locala, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Seth Powsner, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Kathleen Sheehan, MD (1/2020)
Andres Caro Sabogal, MD, Consultant (1/2019)
Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Pamela Mirsky, MD, Consultant (1/2019)




EDUCATION COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Paul DesanPaul Desan MD, PhD, FACLP
Chair
(2/2020)
Madeleine BeckerMadeleine Becker, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair (2/2019)
The Education Committee is responsible for promoting and overseeing the educational activities of the Academy.

Members:
Carrie Ernst MD
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald MD, FACLP
James Kimball MD, FACLP
Fremonta Meyer MD, FACLP
Anna Ratzliff MD, PhD
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP


FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION Subcommittee

Lisa Rosenthal MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2021)
Mark Bradley MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2021)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2019)

Kristin Beizai, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Kewchang Lee, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Cristina Montalvo, MD (2/2021)
Sara Nash, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP (2/2019)
Durga Roy, MD (1/2021)
Marie Tobin, MD, FACLP (2/2020)

RESIDENCY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Carrie Ernst, MD, Chair (2/2020)
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2021)

Steven Fischel, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2020)
Sheryl Fleisch, MD (2/2019)
Ariadna Forray, MD (1/2020)
Samuel Greenstein, MD (1/2021)
William Haren, MD (1/2021)
Cheryl Hurd, MA, MD (1/2019)
Mallika Lavakumar, MD (1/2019)
VaKara Meyer Karre, MD (1/2021)
James Rustad, MD (1/2020)
Naomi Schmelzer, MD (1/2020)
Andrew Siegel, MD (1/2021)
Sarah Slocum, MD (1/2021)
Thomas Soeprono, MD (1/2020)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION Subcommittee

Fremonta Meyer, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2020)
David Kasick, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2019)

Omair Abbasi, MD (1/2021)
Kelly Cozza, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Kathleen Franco, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2020)
Larkin Kao, MD (1/2021)
Jon Levenson, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Zev Nakamura, MD (1/2021)
Christine Pelic, MD (2/2019)
Sparsha Reddy, MD (1/2020)
Jordan Rosen, MD (1/2019)
Amy Rosinski, MD (1/2020)
Martha Ward, MD (1/2019)

INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Anna Ratzliff MD, PhD, Chair (2/2019)
Liliya Gershengoren, MPH, MD, Vice Chair (1/2019)

Jose Arriola Vigo, MD (1/2020)
W.R. Murray Bennett, MD (1/2019)
Kaleena Chilcote, MD (1/2021)
Steven Frankel, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Lisa Giles, MD (1/2019)
Timothy Kiong, MD (1/2021)
Sheila Lahijani, MD (2/2021)
Michael Maksimowski, MD (1/2019)
Lorin Scher, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Rima Styra, MD (1/2021)
Felicia Wong, MD (2/2020)

ONLINE EDUCATION Subcommittee

Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2019)
Seth Powsner, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2019)

Andrew Alkis, MD (1/2019)
Deepti Chopra, MBBS (1/2020)
Erich Conrad, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Robert Lloyd, MD (2/2019)
Sahil Munjal, MD (1/2021)
Mark Oldham, MD (1/2020)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Deborah Sanchez, MD (1/2021)
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Patrick Triplett, MD (1/2020)
Mehboob Yaqub, MBBS (1/2020)
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) Subcommittee

James Kimball, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2019)
Dwayne Heitmiller, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2019)

Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Claire Brandon, MD (1/2021)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Mallika Lavakumar, MD (1/2019)
Avram Mack, MD (1/2021)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2019)
Kemuel Philbrick, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)




FINANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Philip BialerPhilip Bialer, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2019)
[Academy Treasurer]
Maryland PaoMaryland Pao, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair
(1/2019)
[Academy Secretary]
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 Board of Directors.

Members:
Catherine Crone, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Syma Dar, MD (1/2019)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Harold Bronheim, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
David Diaz, MD, Consultant (1/2019)
Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)




GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)

Maryland PaoMaryland Pao, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2019)
[Academy Secretary]

The Governance Committee monitors the functioning of the Academy to ensure that it is in conformity with the Certificate of Incorporation 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 Board of Directors. Periodically it reviews the procedures it is to follow in investigating and hearing cases of alleged misconduct.

Members:
Amy Bauer, MD, MS, FACLP (1/2019)
Madeleine Becker, MA, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Elizabeth Davis, MD (1/2020)
Jose Maldonado, MD, FACLP (2/2019)


BYLAWS Subcommittee

Amy Bauer, MD, MS, FACLP, Chair (2/2019)

Julia Adler, MD (2/2019)
Brian Bronson, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, MPH, FACLP (1/2020)
Sonia Riyaz, MD (1/2020)
Patrick Triplett, MD (1/2020)

STANDARDS AND ETHICS Subcommittee

Elizabeth Davis, MD, Chair (2/2019)

John Barnhill, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Sunday Ilechukwu, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
David Kroll, MD (1/2020)
Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2021)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP (1/2019)
James Levenson, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)




JOURNAL COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Terry RabinowitzTerry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP
Chair
(1/2021)
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:
James Bourgeois, MD, OD, FACLP (2/2019)
Joseph Cerimele, MD (1/2020)
Jesse Fann, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Eva Ihle, PhD, MD (2/2019)
James Levenson, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Theodore Stern, MD, FACLP, Ex officio; journal editor




MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Maryland PaoMaryland Pao, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2019)
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 Board of Directors. 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 the Board of Directors. In consultation with the Board and the membership, it annually selects members for Academy awards.

Members:
Kristin Beizai, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Syma Dar, MD (1/2019)
Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Elyse Weiner, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)


FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS Subcommittee

Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2020)

John Barnhill, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Amy Christianson, MD, MS, MB (2/2020)
Talin Dadoyan, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, MPH, FACLP (2/2019)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Priya Gopalan, MD (1/2019)
Filza Hussain, MD (2/2020)
Laura McLafferty, MD (2/2020)
Karen Mechanic, MD (2/2020)
Stephen Nicolson, MD, FACLP (3/2021)
Bonnie Olson, MD (2/2020)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2020)
Patrick Triplett, MD (1/2020)
Madeleine Becker, MA, MD, FACLP, Ex officio; program chair (1/2019)

MEMBER SERVICES Subcommittee

Syma Dar, MD, Chair (2/2020)

David Diaz, MD (2/2021)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2020)
Eva Ihle, PhD, MD (1/2019)
Vidya Raj, MBChB (3/2019)
Ashish Sharma, MD (2/2021)

BUSINESS OF CONSULTATION-LIAISON PSYCHIATRY Subcommittee

Curtis McKnight, MD, Co-chair (2/2020)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2019)

Steven Daviss, MD, DFAPA (2/2021)
Ronit Dedesma, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Arun Gopal, MD (1/2020)
James Kimball, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Karen Mechanic, MD (1/2020)
Hindi Mermelstein, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Lawson Wulsin, MD, FACLP (3/2021)
Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Craig Lichtman, MD, MBA, Consultant (1/2019)
Sarah Parsons, DO, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)




NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2019)
[Academy President-Elect]
The Nominating Committee evaluates the suitability and qualifications of candidates for election to ACLP’s Board of Directors.

Members:
Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, FACLP (1/2020)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Teri Rummans, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
James Rundell, MD, FACLP (1/2019)




RESEARCH & EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
E. Sherwood BrownE. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FACLP
Chair
(2/2019)
The Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee endeavors to stimulate and support research and teaching in the area of C-L psychiatry by whatever means it deems appropriate.

It is responsible for developing 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. It leads and develops clinical practice guidelines, summaries of published evidence for aspects of PM practice, and other materials conducive to the clinical practice of PM, as guided and approved by the Board of Directors.

Members:
Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, FACLP (1/2019)
Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH, FACLP (2/2019)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, MPH, FACLP (2/2019)
Jesse Fann, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Kelly Irwin, MD (1/2019)
Eliza Park, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Sarah Parsons, DO, FACLP (2/2019)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Jane Walker, MBChB, PhD (2/2019)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP (3/2020)
Oscar Bienvenu, PhD, MD, Consultant (1/2019)
Jeff Huffman, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Jennifer Knight, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Peter Shapiro, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2019)


GUIDELINES & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Subcommittee

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2019)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (3/2020)

Oscar Bienvenu, PhD, MD (1/2021)
Angela Camacho-Duran, MD (1/2020)
Anna Dickerman, MD (3/2020)
Maalobeeka Gangopadhyay, MD (1/2020)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MDCM (2/2021)
Timothy Kiong, MD (1/2021)
Hermioni Lokko, MD, MPP (1/2019)
Walter Luchsinger, MD (1/2020)
Sahil Munjal, MD (1/2021)
Natalia Ortiz, MD, DFAPA, FACLP (1/2020)
Aum Pathare, MD (1/2020)
Thomas Penders, MD, FACLP (3/2020)
Kemuel Philbrick, MD, FACLP (3/2020)
Terry Schneekloth, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Christina Scully, MD (1/2019)
J Jewel Shim, MD, FACLP (3/2020)
Simon Sidelnik, MD (2/2021)
Scott Simpson, MPH, MD (1/2020)
Wolfgang Soellner, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Audrey Walker, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Abhisek Khandai, MD, Consultant (1/2019)

RESEARCH Subcommittee

Nancy Byatt, MBA, DO, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2021)
Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP, Co-chair (2/2021)

Amritha Bhat, MD (1/2019)
Chadi Calarge, MD (1/2021)
Sneha Jadhav, MD (1/2021)
Hochang Lee, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Stanley Lyndon, MD (1/2021)
Thomas McCoy, MD (1/2019)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2019)
Maryland Pao, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Eliza Park, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2021)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2019)
Peter Shapiro, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Kathleen Sheehan, MD (1/2020)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP (2/2021)
Jeffrey Staab, MD, MS, FACLP (1/2020)
Ramaswamy Viswanathan, MD, FACLP (1/2021)
Jane Walker, MBChB, PhD (2/2019)
Jo Ellen Wilson, MD, MPH (1/2020)



TASK FORCE
BRANDING/MARKETING Task Force

Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP, Chair

Madeleine Becker, MD, FACLP
Cornelia Cremens, MD, FACLP
Mark Ehrenreich, MD, FACLP
Thomas Kuich, MD, MBA
Kewchang Lee, MD, FACLP
Cristina Montalvo, MD
Seth Powsner, MD, FACLP