Friday, February 17, 2023

APA Announces Results of 2023 Election

At its meeting on February 16, APA’s Committee of Tellers approved the following results for APA’s 2023 national election. Please note that these results are considered public but not official until approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on March 11 and 12.

Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Dr.Med.Sc.

Gabrielle L. Shapiro, M.D.

Minority/Underrepresented Representative Trustee
Kamalika Roy, M.D., M.C.R.

Area 2 Trustee
Kenneth B. Ashley, M.D.

Area 5 Trustee
Heather Hauck, M.D.

Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect
Sarah El Halabi, M.D., M.S.

“I am honored that my colleagues in psychiatry have elected me to the APA presidency,” said Viswanathan in a news release. “I look forward to working together to further develop and expand our workforce and to keeping up our momentum on research and development of cutting-edge psychopharmacologic, neuro-interventional, and psychotherapeutic treatment and preventive approaches. We will also work together to advance physician wellness, reduce practice burdens, advocate for our patients and our profession, address inequities in health care, and promote appreciation of diversity and inclusion.”

“Congratulations to Dr. Viswanathan and the other candidates on their election,” said APA President Rebecca Brendel, M.D., J.D. “I look forward to working with him and all the newly elected APA leaders to advance psychiatric practice and APA’s leadership role in increasing access to care and improving the quality of mental health care.”

APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., echoed those sentiments. “APA members and the profession of psychiatry will be well served by Dr. Viswanathan’s leadership and commitment. I want to congratulate Dr. Viswanathan and all the newly elected APA leaders.”

Viswanathan’s term as president-elect of APA will begin in May at the conclusion of the APA Annual Meeting, when current President-Elect Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., begins his one-year term as president. The other winners will also take office at that time.

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