NYSAM Committees

Public Policy

Norm Wetterau, Chair

Barry Schecter

Bruce Maslack

Dorothy Lennon

Edwin Salsitz

Farnel Backer

George Hughes

Gregory Bunt

Howard Mahler

Irene Gurvits

John Coppola

Jose Vito

Lanre Somorin

Lawrence Brown

Leslie Theodore

Merrill Herman

Nicholas Pace

Sheila Blume

Thomas Markoski

Todd Patton

Membership

Dorothy Lennon, Co-Chair

Merrill Herman, Co-Chair

Education & Program

Edwin Salsitz, Chair

Communications

Timothy Wiegand, Chair

NYSAM
Executive Board

Eric Collins, MD
President 

Physician-In-Chief
Silver Hill Hospital 

203-801-2241

edc3@columbia.edu

Michael Delman, MD
President-Elect

Senior Vice-President Academic Affairs
Southside Hospital, North Shore LIJ Health System

631-968-3322

mdelman@nshs.edu

Jun David, MD
Treasurer

Clinical Professor
St. Peters Health Partners Medical Associates

518-458-2611

jundavid83@aol.com

Sharon Stancliff, MD
Secretary

Medical Director,
Harm Reduction Coalition

212-213-6376

stancliff@harmreduction.org

Greg Bunt, MD
Immediate Past-President

Medical Director
Daytop Village, Inc.

212-354-6000

Gregory.Bunt@samaritanvillage.org

Hector Biaggi, MD
Member-At-Large

Medical Director Commonwealth Place
Crouse Hospital CDTS, Syracuse, NY

315-470-8355

HectorBiaggiMD@crouse.org

Raymond Harvey, MD
Member-At-Large

Physician
Institute for Family Health

845-338-6400

rharvey@institute2000.org

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

mherman@montefiore.com

Dorothy Lennon, MD
Membership Committee Co-Chair

Medical Director,
Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center

315-696-6114

dlennon@twcny.rr.com

Edwin Salsitz, MD
Education & Program Committee Chair

Beth Israel Medical Center

212-420-4400

ESalsitz@chpnet.org

Norm Wetterau, MD
Public Policy Chair

Tricounty Family Medicine 

585-468-2528

normwetterau@aol.com

Timothy Wiegand, MD
Communications Chair

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
Early Career Physician

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

646-774-6132

cb3108@cumc.columbia.edu

About NYSAM

The New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) is an organization of physicians from all medical specialities, dedicated to understanding and preventing addiction problems and to improving addiction treatment. 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.”