Committees

Prepares a long range plan and implement CME activities of the Society; insures that all CME activities offered by CSAM meet the standards of the Society and the accreditation standards of the California Medical Association; acts for the Society (with no action of the Executive Council required) in all matters related to programs of continuing medical education.

  • Jean Marsters, MD, Chair

  • Sharone Abramowitz, MD

  • Anthony Albanese, MD

  • William S. Brostoff, MD

  • Steven Eickelberg, MD, MERF Representative

  • Murtuza Ghadiali, MD

  • David Kan, MD

  • Monika Koch, MD

  • Anna Lembke, MD

  • Kenneth Saffier, MD

  • Mason S Turner, MD

Committee on Opioids

Make recommendations for CSAM and drafts policy statements for approval by the Executive Council; makes the addiction medicine physician's voice heard on legislative and regulatory matters affecting treatment for opioid dependence; recommends to the Committee on Education educational activities on the treatment of opioid dependence.  

  • David Kan, MD, Chair

  • Peter Banys, MD

  • Anna Lembke, MD

  • Walter Ling, MD

  • Paula Lum, MD

  • Karen Miotto, MD

  • John J. McCarthy, MD

  • Edward Moore, MD

  • Steven Ruh, MD

  • Kenneth Saffier, MD

  • Carolyn Schuman, MD

  • Laurene Spencer, MD

  • Joan Streibel, MD

  • Matt Torrington, MD

Committee on Public Policy

Prepares recommendations for CSAM policy, position statements and activities intended to influence public policy in California about matters related to treatment and prevention of addictive disease and the public health and safety related to alcohol, nicotine and other drug use; monitors legislative and regulatory activity at the Federal, State, and/or County levels; identifies other like-minded organizations and recommends alliances.
 

  • Randolph Holmes, MD, Chair

  • Christy S. Waters, MD
  • Peter Banys, MD

  • Timmen Cermak, MD

  • Itai Danovitch , MD

  • John Fullerton, MD

  • David Kan, MD

  • Judith Martin, MD (consultant)

  • Catherine McDonald, MD, MPH

  • David Pating, MD

  • David Sack, MD

  • Kenneth Saffier, MD

  • Mario San Bartolome, MD

  • Lee Snook, MD

  • Jeffery Wilkins, MD

  • Angella Barr, MD

  • Carol Rogala, MD

  • Anna Lembke, MD

Committee on Physician Well-Being

Reviews issues related to physician health and impairment; develops CSAM position statements;  serves as a resource to hospital medical staffs and well-being committees needing guidance to inspire and rejuvenate referral efforts; speaks for CSAM at the Medical Board and other meetings. 

  • Karen Miotto, MD, Chair

  • Denise Fuson, MD

  • Matt Goldenberg, DO

  • Paul "Mike" Nerz, MD

  • David Granovetter, MD

  • Py Driscoll, MD

  • Michael Parr, MD

  • David Pating, MD

  • Stephanie Shaner, MD

  • Greg Skipper, MD

  • Lee Snook, MD

Committee on Communications

The Committee on Communications is responsibe for all of CSAM's regular publications such as the newsletter and web site, insuring that each contributes to the mission of the Society and furthers its goals and objectives. The Committee on Communications exercises the final responsibility for and decision about the content of CSAM's regular publications.

  • Angie Chen, MD, Chair and Newsletter editor

  • Itai Danovitch, MD

  • Monisha Vasa, MD

Committee on Membership

Develops and maintains a system to increase and retain the Society's membership; develops and implements strategies to increase the involvement of members in the activities of the Society; monitors the changes in the number of members and the demographic characteristics of the members and reports findings to the Executive Council

  • Marty Wunsch, MD, Chair

  • Angella Barr, MD

  • Anton Bland, MD

  • Monisha Vasa, MD

Committee on Integration and Access to Systems of Care

The Committee works to achieve: access to patient-centered, evidence-based, treatment for all patients at risk for substance use disorders (SUDs), including a focus on access to treatment for the historically underserved. The Committee will promote: integration of evidence-based addiction treatment with primary care and other systems of care based on best systems practices; adoption of health system performance standards related to SUDs; SUD education and training standards for physicians, and; elimination of barriers that prevent quality addiction treatment for all, including financial, geographic, treatment ‘silos’, and cultural biases. The Committee will implement these goals through:1) recommendations to the Committee on Education regarding related educational activities; 2) recommendations to the Committee on Public Policy regarding related policy initiatives; 3) reviewing guidelines and performance standards appropriate for implementation in California; 4) identifying other key organizations and stakeholders with whom CSAM should partner to achieve shared goals, and; 5) facilitating CSAM membership involvement with these goals.

  • Sharone Ann Abramowitz, MD, Chair

  • Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA
  • Lori Karan, MD
  • Claudia Landau, MD, PhD
  • Paula Lum, MD, MPH
  • Judith Martin, MD
  • David Pating, MD
  • Ingerborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth, MD
  • Roderick Shaner, MD
  • Maureen Strohm, MD
  • D. Anton Bland, MD, Member Candidate
  • Dagmar Liepa, MD, Member Candidate
  • Barry Zevin, MD, Member Candidate
  • Brain Hurley, MD, MBA, Member Candidate
  • Chinyere Ogbonna, MD, MPH, Member Candidate
  • Monika Koch, MD

2015 Addiction Medicine State of the Art Course Planning Committee

  • Murtuza Ghadiali, MD, Chair

  • Sharone Abramowitz, MD, Vice-Chair

  • Jean Marsters, MD, Chair, Committee on Education

  • Anthony Albanese, MD

  • Chwen-Yuen (Angie) Chen, MD

  • Helen “Py” Driscoll, MD

  • Claudia Landau, MD, PhD

  • Anna Lembke, MD

  • Thomas Meeks, MD

  • David Pating, MD

  • Ingeborg Schafhalter-Zoppoth, MD

  • Tauheed Zaman, MD

2014 Addiction Medicine Review Course Planning Committee

  • Dana Harris, MD, Conference Chair
  • Sharone Abramowitz, MD, Vice-Chair
  • Jean Marsters, MD, Committee on Education Chair
  • Anthony Albanese, MD
  • Asma Asyyed, MD
  • Py Louise Driscoll, MD
  • Murtuza Ghadiali, MD
  • Margaret Haglund, MD
  • Anna Lembke, MD
  • Suma Singh, MD
  • Joan Striebel, MD

Small Group Facilitated Discussions: William S. Brostoff, MD
MERF Representatives: Steven J. Eickelberg, MD, Kenneth A. Saffier, MD
Certification Exam Preparation Track: James W. Golden, MD, Chair, Angella Ann Barr, MD, Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, MD, Katie McLane, MD, Thomas Meeks, MD, Stacie Solt, MD, Mason S. Turner, MD

2013 Addiction Medicine State of the Art Planning Committee

  • Sharone Abramowitz, MD, Chair
  • Jean Marsters, MD, Vice-Chair
  • Monika Koch, MD, Education Committee Chair
  • Anthony Albanese, MD
  • Asma Asyyed, MD
  • William Brostoff, MD
  • Timmen Cermak, MD
  • Steven Eickelberg, MD
  • Murtuza Ghadiali, MD
  • Dana Harris, MD
  • David Y Kan, MD
  • Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH
  • Karen A. Miotto, MD
  • Kenneth A. Saffier, MD
  • Mario F. San Bartolome, MD, MBA
  • Maureen Strohm, MD

2012 Addiction Medicine Review Course Planning Committee

  • Anthony Albanese, MD, Chair
  • Jean Marsters, MD, Vice-Chair
  • Sharone Abramowitz, MD
  • Julie Bohan, MD
  • William S. Brostoff, MD
  • Angie Chen, MD
  • Steven J. Eickelberg, MD, MERF Representative
  • Christina Fritsch, MD
  • Murtuza Ghadiali, MD
  • ​James Golden, MD
  • Dana Harris, MD
  • Monika A. Koch, MD, Chair, Committee on Education
  • Mario San Bartolome, MD
  • Emjay Tan, MD
  • Mason S Turner, MD
  • Dykes Young, MD

2011 Addiction Medicine State of the Art Planning Committee

  • David Kan, MD, Chair
  • Anthony Albanese, MD
  • Peter Banys, MD, MSc
  • Timmen Cermak, MD
  • Itai Danovitch, MD
  • Monika Koch, MD
  • Jean Marsters, MD
  • Judith Martin, MD
  • Karen Miotto, MD
  • David Pating, MD
  • Matthew Torrington, MD