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Council on Addiction Psychiatry

The Council on Addiction Psychiatry provides psychiatric leadership in the growing field of prevention and treatment of addictive disorders. The council works to develop and clarify the role of the psychiatrist in the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders and formulates policy recommendations related to these disorders. The council cooperates with other APA bodies to enhance the quality of medical education in addictive disorders at all levels.

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Consider important developments in basic knowledge, treatment, methodology, treatment systems, and related matters in the field of addictive disorders and dissemination of that knowledge
  • Provide psychiatric leadership in the growing field of prevention and treatment of addictive disorders
  • Develop and clarify the role of the psychiatrist in the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders
  • In cooperation with other appropriate APA components, enhance the quality and quantity of medical education in addictive disorders at all educational levels, including undergraduate, residency, fellowship, and continuing medical education
  • Provide additional liaison to medical, educational, consumer-interest, and governmental organizations interested in alcohol and other drug problems
  • Collaborate with other councils and components of APA on common issues related to the role of psychiatry in addictive disorders; for example, to improve the quality of care and risk management for people with addictive disorders, to foster adequate research efforts and funding, and to foster adequate reimbursement for treatment
  • Liaison with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) to address mutual interests and priorities and advance shared goals

Staff Liaison

Council Members

  • Lief Fenno, M.D., Ph.D.Chairperson
    2024-2025
  • Vijayalakshmi Appareddy, M.D., FAPA
    2024-2027
  • Patrick Aquino, M.D., DFAPAAssembly Representative
    2019-2025
  • Alena Balasanova, M.D., FAPA
    2024-2027
  • Derek Blevins, M.D.
    2023-2026
  • John Fromson, M.D., DLFAPA
    2023-2026
  • Matthew Goldenberg, D.O., FAPA
    2023-2026
  • Miranda Greiner, M.D.
    2024-2027
  • Venkata Jonnalagadda, DFAPA
    2024-2027
  • Robert Kleinman, M.D. – Early Career Psychiatrist Representative
    2022-2025
  • Sharon Packer, M.D., DLFAPA
    2024-2025
  • Tauheed Zaman, M.D.
    2022-2025
  • Gerald Busch, M.D., M.P.H., DLFAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Robert Feder, M.D., DLFAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Gioia Guerrieri, D.O., DFAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025

Fellows

  • Catherine Castro, M.D. – SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellow
  • David Cho, M.D. – Public Psychiatry Fellow
  • Michael Chung, M.D. – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
  • William Coe, M.D. – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
  • Rajat Duggirala, M.D. – SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellow
  • Donald Egan, M.D. – Diversity Leadership Fellow
  • Marcus Hughes, M.D. – Diversity Leadership Fellow
  • Erik Quan – SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellow
  • Nancy Shenoi, M.D. – Public Psychiatry Fellow
  • Chenghui Su, M.D. – Diversity Leadership Fellow
  • Keenan Withers, M.D. – SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellow

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