PHS Committees

Leadership Council

The Physician Health Services Leadership Council is a committee of stakeholder organizations that contribute to PHS at a level of $5000 a year or greater.  The Council gathers for educational updates of the services that PHS provides, while creating an opportunity for dialogue and informational exchange on the following matters:

  • The development of education and outreach programs
  • The interface of PHS with significant entities, such as:
  • Risk management programs
  • The Board of Registration in Medicine
  • The Federation of State Physician Health Programs
  • The maintenance of alignment and liaison with educational institutions
  • The identification of new opportunities for PHS involvement, programming and service development, including, but not limited to, physician and medical student health promotion
  • Enhancement of community participation in various physician/student health initiatives
  • Maintenance and development of adequate funding to sustain PHS services and programming and to address the range of health needs of medical students and physicians throughout the life cycle

    Clinical Advisory Committee Mission Statement

    “The primary purpose of the Clinical Advisory Committee is the evaluation and assistance of health care providers impaired or allegedly impaired by reason of alcohol, drugs, physical disability, mental instability, or otherwise. The Clinical Advisory Committee shall provide advice to Physician Health Services (PHS) on matters pertaining to the management of individual cases. The committee shall render assistance on cases selected by the director of PHS based on clinical or administrative necessity. The committee shall meet with the director of PHS to give advice on specific case matters such as diagnosis, evaluation, referral for treatment, and monitoring arrangements for individual physicians who receive PHS services.”

    Clinical Advisory Committee

    Steven A. Adelman, M.D.*
    Mark Albanese, M.D.
    Ashley M. Capdeville, LMHC*
    Gary Chinman, MD
    Wendy Cohen MD*
    Meredith Davis, M.D.
    Melissa Freeman, LMHC*
    Wayne Gavryck, M.D.*
    Thomas Goldberger, M.D.
    Mark D. Green, M.D.
    Debra Grossbaum, Esq.*
    Amy L. Harrington, M.D.
    Edward Khantzian, M.D.
    Harvey Kowaloff, M.D.
    Karsten D. Kueppenbender, M.D.
    Bernard S. Levy, M.D.
    Sanchit Maruti, M.D.
    John Matthews, M.D.
    Glenn S. Pransky, M.D.
    Elizabeth (Elissa) Poorman, M.D., MPH
    John A. Renner, M.D.
    Kimberly Roberts-Schultheis, M.D.
    William Shea, M.D.
    Mary Anna Sullivan, M.D.
    Juliana Szakacs, M.D.*
    Roger Weiss, M.D.

    Medical Student Advisory Committee

    The Physician Health Services, Inc. (PHS) Medical Student Advisory Committee’s purpose shall be to provide a forum for the exchange of information among medical schools on issues of student health, wellness and professionalism in order to develop effective strategies to educate and assist medical students who have or who are at risk of having problems with substance use, behavioral health, mental or physical illness.

    Medical Student Advisory Committee members

    David Abramson, M.D.
    Counseling and Mental Health
    Harvard University Health Services

    Steve Adelman, M.D.
    Director, Physician Health Services, Inc.

    James B. Broadhurst, M.D., MHA
    Director, AIMS Program
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Sonia Chimienti, M.D.
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Wendy Cohen, M.D.
    Physician Evaluation Director
    Physician Health Services, Inc.

    Sharon Snaggs Gendron
    Student Wellness Advisor
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Debra Grossbaum, Esq.
    General Counsel 
    Physician Health Services, Inc.

    Angela H. Jackson, M.D.
    Associate Dean of Students
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Amy Kuhlik, M.D.
    Dean for Student Affairs
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Barbara Lewis, M.D.
    Chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services
    Harvard University 

    Peter J. Massicott, M.D.
    Director, Medical Area Health Service
    Harvard University Health Services

    Regina Mitchell, M.D.
    Director of the Office of Advising Resources
    PME-Student Affairs, Harvard Medical School

    John Polk, M.D.
    Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Ruthann Rizzi, M.D.
    Director, Student Counseling Service & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Fidencio Saldaña, M.D.
    Dean for Students
    Harvard Medical School

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