EVP, ABAM, bethesda, MarylandKevin Kunz, M.D., M.P.H., FASAM is Executive Vice President of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and The Addiction Medicine Foundation. He served as ABAM President from 2008-2011, and previously served as an ASAM Director and Chair of the ASAM Chapters Council. He served as CoChair of the Medical Specialty Action Group (MSAG) which recommended that an independent medical board be established to expand the formal involvement of the larger medical community and all of health care in the prevention and treatment of addiction. The recommendations of MSAG were unanimulsy adoped by the ASAM Board of Directors in April, 2007.
Professor of Family Medicine, Vice Chair for Addiction Medicine, Medical Director of ABAMF National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New YorkRichard Blondell graduated from the University of Rochester school of medicine In 1978, and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Louisville in 1981. Following some time in private practice, he returned to the University of Louisville in 1985 and served as the director of the residency program from 1989 until 1997. After a sabbatical, he completed the certification requirements of the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1998. Subsequently, he developed and directed a consult service on addiction medicine at the University of Louisville Hospital from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 he moved the University of Buffalo to pursue research interests in addiction medicine. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Addiction medicine since 2007 and coordinates the Addiction Medicine Fellowship accreditation activities for Addiction Medicine Foundation. No disclosures
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry Chair, University of Florida, College of Medicine Chief, Division of Addiction Medicine Medical Director, Florida Recovery Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FloridaOriginally from New York, SCOTT TEITELBAUM, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.S.A.M., received his undergraduate degree in psychology at Lehigh University, attended medical school at Rochester University, and completed his internship residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut. He led a major pediatric private practice for ten years before completing a postdoctoral fellowship in addiction medicine and another in child psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He joined the UF Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2002 and now serves as a Professor, the Department Vice Chair and Clinical Chief of the Addiction Medicine Division and is the Training Director for the UF American Board of Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Florida. His expertise includes alcoholism, chemical dependency and treatment of impaired professionals facing addiction. Dr. Teitelbaum evaluates and treats impaired healthcare and other professionals, teaches American Board of Addiction Medicine/American Society of Addiction Medicine fellows, psychiatric residents and medical students. Through his efforts, Florida Recovery Center has offered evidence-based addiction evaluation and treatment which has been called the best in the United States by world-class experts. He has expanded FRCs services from evaluation and hospital treatment to partial hospitalizationandlong-termrecoveryprograms.
Program Director, Marworth/Geisinger, Waverly, PennsylvaniaDavid J. Withers, MD, currently serves as the Director of the Geisinger Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Marworth, a noted addiction treatment facility in Waverly, Pennsylvania. He has acted as the Associate Medical Director for the facility since 2004. In addition, he works as an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for Temple University. Dr. David J. Withers is board certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and between 1988 and 2008 he was also certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Withers previously was Medical Director for the Chautauqua County Drug and Alcohol Program and the WCA Hospital Chemical Dependency Program in Jamestown, New York. A caring community member, David J. Withers, MD, founded and acted as director of the Chautauqua County Mobile Crisis Outreach Program. He began his career in private and group practice, focusing on emergency medicine, and maintains affiliations with a number of professional organizations, including the American Medical Association. David J. Withers, MD, attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. While there, he received recognition as an Outstanding Graduating Senior by the American Chemical Society. Dr. Withers earned his Doctor of Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and followed his degree with a surgical internship at the Indiana University Medical Center.
Executive Director, The American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation, New York, New YorkSusan E. Foster is Executive Director of The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation’s National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine. She has been responsible for a wide range of national studies on risky substance use and addiction and for developing collaborations, tools and practice guides to translate research results into health care practice, public policy and public understanding of the disease. Susan has held policy and management positions in the non-profit sector and in federal, state and local government, and was founder and partner of a public policy consulting firm providing services to the nation’s governors. Serving as a spokesperson on addiction prevention and treatment, she has appeared in a wide range of media venues, presented to national, regional, state and international groups, testified before federal and state legislative bodies, and consuted with representatives of other countries about addiction policy.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Room: Governors Ballroom DE, Fourth Floor
EVP, ABAM, bethesda, Maryland
Professor of Family Medicine, Vice Chair for Addiction Medicine, Medical Director of ABAMF National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry Chair, University of Florida, College of Medicine Chief, Division of Addiction Medicine Medical Director, Florida Recovery Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Program Director, Marworth/Geisinger, Waverly, Pennsylvania
Executive Director, The American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation, New York, New York
Fellowship programs are an increasingly important pathway for addressing the national shortage of addiction medicine physicians. Fellowship-trained specialists are not only highly sought for direct patient care, but they also serve as valued consultants in their local health systems, play leadership roles in prevention and policy issues, conduct research to generate new knowledge, and serve as role models and teachers to the next generation. There are 24 accredited addiction medicine fellowships now operating in 16 states, but a significant need exists for additional programs — the ABAM Foundation’s goal is a total of 100 by 2020. This session is designed for faculty, practitioners, administrators and others interested in starting (or helping to start) a fellowship program in their community. The panel, which includes ABAM Foundation leaders and experienced fellowship program directors, will orient participants to the various models for addiction medicine fellowships, then take them through the steps of planning a fellowship and preparing an accreditation application. Issues addressed will include: benefits of having an accredited fellowship, the building blocks of a fellowship program, budgets and funding, institutional relationships, faculty recruitment, and curriculum design. The panel will offer practical tips based on experience developing, operating and overseeing addiction medicine fellowships. Participants will also gain insight into addiction medicine’s evolving relationship to the wider community of organized medicine.