NYSAM Committees

Public Policy

Norm Wetterau, Chair

Lawrence Brown

Frank Dowling

Gloria Ellis

Susan Ferrary

Kevin Fiscella

Jim Follette

Donna Gilmore

Eliseo Go

Valerie Heemstra

Andrew Kolodny

Bruce Maslack

Charles Moehs

Nicholas Pace

Todd Patton

Kelly Ramsey

Stuart Wasser

Bob Whitney

 

Membership

Dorothy Lennon, Co-Chair

Merrill Herman, Co-Chair

Education & Program

Kelly Ramsey, Co-Chair

Edwin Salsitz, Co-Chair

Communications

Melissa Weimer, Chair

NYSAM
Executive Board

Michael Delman, MD
President

Medical Director, Seafield Center

631-786-7860

mdelman@seafieldcenter.com

Eric Collins, MD
Immediate Past-President 

Physician-In-Chief
Silver Hill Hospital 

203-801-2241

edc3@columbia.edu

Timothy Wiegand, MD
Treasurer

Director of Medical Toxicology and Toxicology Consult Service,
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
URMC and Strong Memorial Hospital

585-276-5710

timothy_wiegand@urmc.rochester.edu

Christina Brezing, MD
Secretary

Clinical and Research Fellow
Division on Substance Abuse, Dept of Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

646-774-6132

cb3108@cumc.columbia.edu

Hector Biaggi, MD
Member-at-Large

Medical Director,
St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers

HBiaggi@stjoestreatment.org

Tim Brennan, MD, MPH
Member-at-Large

Director, 
Addiction Institute at Mt. Sinai West and St. Luke's

518-694-0007

timothy.brennan@mountsinai.org

Ross Sullivan, MD
Member-at-Large

Director-Medical Toxicology Consultation Service
Upstate Medical University Hospital-Syracuse 

315-464-4910

sullivar@upstate.edu

Jeffrey Selzer, MD
Regional Director to ASAM

Medical Director, 
Committee for Physician Health

518-694-0007

jselzer@cphny.org

Merrill Herman, MD
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Program Director, 
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center 

917-564-8771 or 718-920-6770

mherman@montefiore.com

Dorothy Lennon, MD
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Medical Director,
Syracuse Recovery Services

315-475-1771

dlennon@twcny.rr.com

Kelly S. Ramsey, MD, MPH, MA, FACP
Education & Program Committee Co-Chair

Medical Director of Substance Use Disorders, HRH Care

845-790-7990

kramsey@hrhcare.org

Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM
Education & Program Committee Co-Chair

Physician, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

212-420-4400

edwin.salsitz@mountsinai.org

Norm Wetterau, MD
Public Policy Committee Chair

Physician, Tricounty Family Medicine 

585-468-2528

normwetterau@aol.com

Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM
Communications Chair

Chief of Behavioral Health & Addiction Medicine,
St. Peter's Health Partners 

518-525-6079

melissa.weimer@sphp.com

Aaron Fields, MD
Early Career Physician

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine,
University of Rochester Medical Center
Medical Director, Delphi Drug & Alcohol Counsel

aaron_fields@urmc.rochester.edu

 

About NYSAM

The New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) is an organization of physicians from all medical specialities. Our MISSION is to be a physician-led professional community for those who prevent, treat, and promote remission and recovery from the diesease of addiction, and to provide resources for continuing innovation, advancement, and implementation of addiction science and care. Our VISION is to help create a future when addiction prevention, treatment, remission and recovery are accessible to all, and profoudly improve the health of all people. NYSAM is a State Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

New York is where the American Society of Addiction Medicine began in 1954. This national organization of physicians is dedicated to improving the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions and  promotes research and education to enlighten physicians and communities about addiction prevention and treatment. Its national goals are supported by our State chapter.

The New York Society of Addiction Medicine acts locally and regionally to foster ASAM’s national efforts. As NYSAM members we gather together, combine our experience and expertise, associate with noted researchers in addiction medicine, and organize ourselves to contribute to effective solutions to addiction problems for our communities and  our patients.

As an ASAM member and a New York State resident, you can also join our chapter. NYSAM also encourages other interested people to affiliate with us. As a growing organization we intend to speak as advocates for effective public policy. We seek to base policy on the research and clinical evidence supporting the best prevention and treatment practices.

NYSAM members are encouraged to make use of this web site as a communication and organizing tool. You can send us site suggestions, contribute to content, respond to issues and help define and amplify the actions NYSAM takes. We’d like you to “Keep coming back.”