ACLP Committees

Standing Committees & Their Subcommittees
2017-2018

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.

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Note: All ACLP committees report to the ACLP Council.

Annual Meeting (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 Forces


Committee and Subcommittee Members 2017-2018

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)
Christina WichmanChristina Wichman, DO, FACLP
Chair (1/2019)
Madeleine BeckerMadeleine Becker, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair (1/2020)
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
Janna Gordon-Elliott MD, FACLP
Eliza Park MD, FACLP
Sandra Rackley MD, FACLP
Divy Ravindranath MD
Dahlia Saad-Pendergrass MD
Kristin Somers MD, FACLP
John Taylor MD
Linda Worley MD, FACLP
Thomas Heinrich MD, FACLP, CME Liaison (2/2020)
Lisa Seyfried MD, FACLP, Consultant; past chair (1/2018)


PRECONFERENCE COURSES Subcommittee

Divy Ravindranath, MD, Co-Chair (2/2020)
Eliza Park, 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 (1/2018)
Robert Lloyd, MD, PhD (1/2019)
Laura Markley, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Mehak Sharma, MD (1/2020)
Theodore Stern, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Robert Weinrieb, MD, FACLP (1/2018)

EARLY CAREER TRACK Subcommittee

Kristin Somers, MD, FACLP, Co-Chair (2/2018)
John Taylor, MD, Co-Chair (2/2020)

Alan Bates, MD, PhD (2/2020)
Anne Gross, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Alan Hsu, MD (1/2018)
Katy Lalone, MD (2/2019)
JJ Rasimas, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2018)
Sparsha Reddy, MD (1/2018)
Charles Surber, MD (2/2019)
Fawad Taj, MD (1/2018)
Christopher Takala, MD (1/2019)
Joel Wallack, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Mario Caro, MD, Consultant (1/2018)
Pochu Ho, MD, Consultant (1/2018)
Eric Devon, MD, Consultant (1/2018)
Inder Karla, MD, Consultant (1/2018)

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)
Katherine Blackwell, MD (1/2020)
Bradford Bobrin, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Andrew Edelstein, MD (1/2020)
Jennifer Erickson, DO (1/2019)
Alan Hsu, MD (1/2020)
Walter Kilpatrick, DO (1/2019)
Michael Marcangelo, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Chloe Nims, MD (2/2020)
Julie Owen, MD (1/2019)
Deepa Pawar, MD, MPH (1/2019)
Davin Quinn, MD (1/2018)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP (2/2018)
Terry Schneekloth, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Christopher Sola, DO, FACLP (1/2020)
Joan Roig Llesuy, MD, Webb Fellow (1/2020)

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA Subcommittee

Sandra Rackley, MD, FACLP, Co-Chair (2/2019)
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP, Co-Chair (1/2018)

James Bourgeois, OD, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Syma Dar, MD (2/2020)
Mary Lynn Dell, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Marian Fireman, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Travis Fisher, MD (2/2019)
Roslyn Gerwin, MD (1/2020)
Anne Gross, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Vrashali Jain, MD (1/2020)
Davin Quinn, MD (1/2020)
Diana Robinson, MD (1/2020)
Lisa Seyfried, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Yelizaveta Sher, MD (1/2018)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Christine Skotzko, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
John Taylor, MD (1/2020)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS Subcommittee

Christina Bilyeu, MD, Chair (2/2018)

Sean Allan, MD (1/2018)
Scott Babe, MD (1/2018)
Scott Beach, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Marian Fireman, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Manon Mashburn, MD (2/2020)
Michael Rafferty, MD (1/2018)
Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2020)
Adriana Vasquez, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)

SITE SELECTION Subcommittee

Linda Worley, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2018)

Philip Bialer, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Linda Ganzini, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Sandra Rackley, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)



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 Council.

Members:
James Hammel, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Joseph Locala, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Seth Powsner, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Katie Sheehan, MD (1/2020)


WEBSITE Subcommittee

Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2018)

James Hammel, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Sean Heffernan, MD (1/2018)
Grace Bachmann, Web Liaison (1/2018)




EDUCATION COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Paul DesanPaul Desan MD, PhD, FACLP, Chair (2/2020)
Madeleine BeckerMadeleine Becker, MD, FACLP
Vice Chair (1/2020)

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


FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION Subcommittee

Madeleine Becker MD, FACLP, Chair (2/2019)
Sejal Shah MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2019)

Pierre Azzam MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Mark Bradley MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Deanna Chaukos MD (1/2019)
Christine Finn MD (2/2018)
Kewchang Lee MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Sara Nash MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Terry Rabinowitz MD, DDS, FACLP (2/2019)
Marie Tobin MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Cristina Montalvo MD, Webb Fellow (1/2018)

RESIDENCY EDUCATION Subcommittee

Carrie Ernst, MD, Chair (2/2020)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (2/2018)

Scott Beach, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Dustin DeMoss, MD (1/2018)
Steven Fischel, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2020)
Sheryl Fleisch, MD (2/2019)
Ariadna Forray, MD (1/2020)
Cheryl Hurd, MD (1/2019)
Jeanne Lackamp, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Mallika Lavakumar, MD (1/2019)
James Rustad, MD (1/2020)
Naomi Schmelzer, MD, MPH (1/2020)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Thomas Soeprono, MD (1/2020)
Iqbal Ahmed, MD, Consultant (1/2018)

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION Subcommittee

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

Stephanie Cho, MD (1/2018)
Kathleen Franco, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Pochu Ho, MD (1/2020)
Christine Pelic, MD (2/2019)
Michael Rafferty, MD (1/2018)
Sparsha Reddy, MD (1/2020)
Jordan Rosen, MD (1/2019)
Amy Rosinski, MD (1/2020)
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Martha Ward, MD (1/2019)
Margo Funk, MD, Consultant (1/2018)
Zev Nakamura, MD, Webb Fellow (1/2018)

INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION Subcommittee

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

Jose Arriola Vigo MD (1/2020)
W.R. Murray Bennett MD (1/2019)
Steven Frankel MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Lisa Giles MD (1/2019)
Hsiang Huang MD (1/2019)
Sheila Lahijani MD (1/2018)
Laura Markley MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Lorin Scher MD (2/2019)
Felicia Wong MD (2/2020)
Michael Maksimowski MD, Webb Fellow (1/2019)

ONLINE EDUCATION Subcommittee

Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2018)
Seth Powsner, MD, FACLP, Vice Chair (1/2018)

Andrew Alkis, MD (1/2019)
Deepti Chopra, MBBS (1/2020)
Erich Conrad, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Robert Lloyd, MD (2/2019)
Mark Oldham, MD (1/2020)
Sunil Parashar, MBBS (1/2019)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Pat Triplett, MD (1/2020)
Mehboob Yaqub, MBBS (1/2020)
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)

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)
Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
David Gitlin, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Florina Haimovici, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Jeanne Lackamp, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Mallika Lavakumar, MD (1/2019)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2019)
Kemuel Philbrick, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP, Consultant (2/2018)




FINANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Maria Tiamson-KassabMaria Tiamson-Kassab,
MD, FACLP
Chair
(1/2018)
[Treasurer]
Philip BialerPhilip Bialer, MD, FACLP,
Vice Chair
(1/2019)
[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 Council.

Members:
Cathy Crone, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Syma Dar, MD (1/2019)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Harold Bronheim, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)
David Diaz, MD, Consultant (1/2018)
Linda Ganzini, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)
Alexander Thompson, MD, Consultant (1/2018)




GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)

Philip BialerPhilip Bialer, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2018)

[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 Council. Periodically it reviews the procedures it is to follow in investigating and hearing cases of alleged misconduct.

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


BYLAWS Subcommittee

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

Julia Adler, MD (2/2019)
Sharon Batista, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Brian Bronson, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Murali Rao, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
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)
David Kroll, MD (1/2020)
Hindi Mermerlstein, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, FACLP (1/2019)
James Levenson, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)




JOURNAL COMMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
bostwick-2012_APM0250J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FACLP, Chair (1/2018)

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:
James Bourgeois, OD, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Joseph Cerimele, MD (1/2020)
Jesse Fann, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Eva Ihle, MD, PhD (2/2019)
James Levenson, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)
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 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, FACLP (2/2019)
Syma Dar, MD (1/2019)
Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Elyse Weiner, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Philip Bialer, MD, FACLP, Ex officio [Secretary] (1/2018)


FELLOWSHIP AND AWARDS Subcommittee

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

John Barnhill, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
James Bourgeois, OD, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Amy Christianson, MD (2/2020)
Talin Dadoyan, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Dimitry Davydow, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Nehama Dresner, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Priya Gopalan, MD (1/2019)
Filza Hussain, MD (2/2020)
Sermsak Lolak, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Laura McLafferty, MD (2/2020)
Karen Mechanic, MD (2/2020)
Stephen Nicolson, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Bonnie Olson, MD (2/2020)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2020)
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Patrick Triplett, MD (1/2020)
Hochang Lee, MD, FACLP, Ex officio (former chair) (1/2018)
Christina Wichman, DO, FACLP, Ex officio [Program Chair] (1/2018)

MEMBER SERVICES Subcommittee

Syma Dar, MD, Chair (2/2020)

David Diaz, MD (1/2018)
Eva Ihle, MD, PhD (1/2019)
Vidya Raj, MBChB (3/2019)
Ashish Sharma, MD (1/2018)

BUSINESS OF CONSULTATION-LIAISON PSYCHIATRY Subcommittee

Sarah Parsons, DO, FACLP, Chair (2/2019)

Steven Daviss, MD (1/2018)
Ronit Dedesma, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Arun Gopal, MD (1/2020)
James Kimball, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Elisabeth Kunkel, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Curtis McKnight, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Karen Mechanic, MD (1/2020)
Hindi Mermelstein, MD (1/2020)
Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Lawson Wulsin, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Patrick Aquino, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)
Thomas Heinrich, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)
Craig Lichtman, MD, MBA, Consultant (1/2018)




NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Rebecca BrendelRebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FACLP, Chair (1/2018)
[President-Elect]

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

Members:
Linda Ganzini, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Teri Rummans, MD, FACLP (1/2019)
Maryland Pao, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP (1/2018)




RESEARCH & EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE COMMITTEE (Standing Committee)
Jeff HuffmanJeff Huffman, MD, 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 Council.

Members:
E. Sherwood Brown, MD, PhD, FACLP (2/2019)
Nancy Byatt, DO, FACLP (1/2019)
Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH (2/2019)
Dimitry Davydow, MD (2/2019)
Jesse Fann, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Kelly Irwin, MD (1/2019)
Eliza Park, MD (1/2020)
Sarah Parsons, DO, FACLP (2/2019)
Junji Takeshita, MD, FACLP (2/2020)
Jane Walker, MBChB (2/2019)
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP (3/2020)
Jennifer Knight, MD, FACLP, Consultant (1/2018)


GUIDELINES & EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE Subcommittee

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

Angela Camacho-Duran, MD (1/2020)
Lex Denysenko, MD, FACLP (2/2018)
Anna Dickerman, MD (3/2020)
Maalobeeka Gangopadhyay, MD (1/2020)
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, MD (1/2018)
Hermioni Lokko, MD (1/2019)
Walter Luchsinger, MD (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)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Jewel Shim, MD, FACLP (3/2020)
Alex Sidelnik, MD (1/2018)
Scott Simpson, MD (1/2020)
Wolfgang Soellner, MD, Prof., FACLP (2/2019)
Audrey Walker, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Natalia Ortiz, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Diana Robinson, MD, Webb Fellow (1/2018)
Timothy Kiong, MD, Consultant (1/2018)

RESEARCH Subcommittee

Nancy Byatt, MD, FACLP, Co-Chair (1/2018)
Christopher Celano, MD, FACLP, Co-Chair (1/2018)

Amritha Bhat, MD (1/2019)
O. Joseph Bienvenu, MD, PhD (2/2018)
Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Thomas McCoy, MD (1/2019)
Cheryl McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2019)
Maryland Pao, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Eliza Park, MD (1/2020)
Michael Peterson, MD, PhD, FACLP (1/2018)
Kamalika Roy, MD (1/2019)
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP (2/2019)
Katie Sheehan, MD (1/2020)
Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP (1/2018)
Jeffrey Staab, MD, FACLP (1/2020)
Jane Walker, MBChB (2/2019)
Jo Ellen Wilson, MD (1/2020)



TASK FORCES

NAME CHANGE Task Force

James Rundell, MD, FACLP, Chair

J. Michael Bostwick, MD, FACLP
Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FACLP
Paul Desan, MD, PhD, FACLP
Steve Epstein, MD, FACLP
David Gitlin, MD, FACLP
Cristina Montalvo, MD
Sandra Rackley, MD
Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FACLP
Robert Boland, MD, FACLP, Ex officio

MENTORING Task Force

Sejal Shah, MD, FACLP, Chair
Christina Wichman, DO, FACLP, Co-Chair

Rebecca Brendel, MD, JD, FACLP
Jeff Huffman, MD, FACLP
Katy Lalone, MD
Hochang Ben Lee, MD, FACLP
JJ Rasimas, MD, PhD, FACLP
Ann Schwartz, MD, FACLP
Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP
Kristin Somers, MD, FACLP
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FACLP