Press-Release-on-ABAM-Officers-and-Directors-Jan-2014-FINAL-012114-.doc

Press-Release-on-ABAM-Officers-and-Directors-Jan-2014-FINAL-012114-.doc

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Contact: Dennis Tartaglia (732) 545-1848 [email protected] For Immediate Release AMERICAN BOARD OF ADDICTION MEDICINE ANNOUNCES 2014 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Dr. Patrick G. O’Connor of Yale Named President Chevy Chase, Maryland – January 21, 2014 – The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and The ABAM Foundation today announced their newly elected Directors and Officers for 2014. All are distinguished physicians from a range of medical specialties. These volunteer Directors lead ABAM in the formal certification of physicians as experts in addiction medicine, establish and accredit physician post-graduate addiction medicine training programs, and advance the quality of medical care for substance use disorders related to alcohol, tobacco and other addicting drugs, including some prescription medications. Patrick G. O’Connor, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, who serves as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, was named ABAM/ABAM Foundation President. Other Officers for 2014 include: Robert J. Sokol, M.D., FACOG, President-Elect; Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., Immediate Past President; Gail D’Onofrio, M.D., M.S., Secretary; and Lon R. Hays, M.D., M.A., DFAPA, Treasurer. (See page 3 for affiliations and complete list of Directors.) ABAM is an independent medical specialty board established in 2007 to certify addiction medicine physicians from several specialties, including emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry and other specialties. “ABAM has come a long way since its founding, with thousands of certified physicians, active certification and Maintenance of Certification programs, and training programs at leading medical schools across North America,” said Dr. O’Connor. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board in this new capacity to further advance our critical mission of advancing the field of addiction medicine and providing much-needed expertise and care to millions of individuals suffering from addiction.” The ABAM Foundation has accredited 19 fellowship programs to train physicians in addiction medicine, and plans to establish additional fellowship programs.
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