Dr. Christina Delos Reyes
Dr. Ted Parran
Dr. Martin Menosky
Dr. Alan Robbins
Dr. Greg Boehm
Immediate Past President
OHSAM Society Administrator
Message from the President
February 1, 2021
Welcome to ASAM and OHSAM!
I would like to personally welcome you to ASAM and the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine, or OHSAM. We are a small but mighty group of Ohio physicians and clinicians representing multiple healthcare specialties. One of the many advantages of joining ASAM and OHSAM is the camaraderie and networking among knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are committed to preventing and treating addiction.
By way of introduction, I am an addiction psychiatrist based at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) for the last 24 years, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. I graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio.
Since 2002, I have been the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at UHCMC. Beginning in July 2020, I became the Principal Investigator on a five-year HRSA workforce expansion grant known as the Northeast Ohio CARPE, or the Center for Addiction Research, Prevention, and Education. I am especially interested in post-graduate medical education, mental health and addiction parity, and the health and well-being of physicians and healthcare professionals. I have special training in Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, Acupuncture Detoxification, and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment.
As an active member of ASAM since medical school, I am honored to serve as your OHSAM President. As with any organization, OHSAM will be what you make it—your enthusiasm and participation are crucial to our collective success.
During my term as President, I would like to focus on three things:
1. Communication—Stay in touch with me on issues that are important to you! I will do the same. If there is something that needs to be addressed, or a message that you would like to communicate to other members, reach out to me directly at DelosReyes@uhhospitals.org.
2. Organization—Get involved in an OHSAM Committee. Our standing Committees include:
Advocacy and Policy
Committees typically meet on the first Monday of the even-numbered months from 700 to 800 PM and report progress to the OHSAM Executive Team, which typically meets on the first Monday of the odd-numbered months from 700 to 800 PM. For more information, email the OHSAM Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Support—Paying attention to communication and organization allows OHSAM to be increasingly responsive to the issues impacting you, your staff and colleagues, and your patients. I want OHSAM to be a resource for you, an organization that supports your efforts to provide the best care to those who suffer from addiction and its effects.
Again, welcome to ASAM and OHSAM! I look forward to hearing from you and working together to improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of Addiction Medicine.
I invite you to read more about why I (and many others) practice Addiction Medicine, at the following link: http://whyitreataddiction.org/stories/dr-christina-delos-reyess-story/
Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, FASAM
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, UHCMC
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, CWRU-SOM
Board-Certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
OHSAM is the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine
It is a group of addiction specialists and other providers focused on caring for patients with substance use disorder. OHSAM is a chapter of ASAM, founded in 1954, which is a professional society representing over 4,300 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. OHSAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.