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Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society

Philadelphia Chapter

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About the PaPS - Philadelphia Chapter

The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society - Philadelphia Chapter comprises over 950 psychiatrists practicing in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties.

Its staff and membership are dedicated to assisting its members and working on behalf of their interests and those of the patients they serve. PPS is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

For more information on becoming a member of Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society - Philadelphia Chapter, please send an email to or call 1-800-422-2900.

Benefits of Membership


Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society members practicing in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area have dues-free access to the additional benefits of the Philadelphia chapter, which provides...


  • Educational meetings on a wide variety of psychiatric issues.
  • Governing council meetings.
  • Social and other meetings.
  • An opportunity to work with committees.
  • Opportunities for psychiatric residents, including representation on the Society's Council, invitations to all CME meetings, and participation in the Benjamin Rush Awards Night.
  • Opportunities to socialize and interact with colleagues. A quarterly newsletter transactions with information about members, local psychiatric issues, and chapter activities.
  • Representation of local issues through its representatives to the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society's governing council.


For more information on becoming a member of the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, please send an email to or call 1-800-422-2900.

Executive Committee & Chairpersons

President/Delegate to PaPS Council
Kenneth Weiss, MD, DLFAPA

Immediate Past President/Delegate to PaPS Council
Ellen Davis Conroy, DO, FAPA, FASAM

President-Elect/Delegate to PaPS Council
Heather V. John, MD, PhD, FAPA

Vice President
Kristin Van Zant, MD

Frederick "Rick" Stoddard, MD, PhD

Sudha Nair, MD, MPH

John Chaves, MD
Emily Bray, DO, FAPA

ECP Representative
Reid Mergler, MD

Senior Advisor
Michael Feinberg, MD, PhD, DLFAPA

Resident Representatives
Temple: Kevin Kureck, MD
Einstein: Kelly Akah, MD 
Tower Health: Avi Davis, MD
Jefferson: Kirklan Kathe, MD
Penn: Trish Ike, MD

Past Events



On April 13, the Chapter held its Women’s Committee education event at the Inn at Swarthmore. The topic was unusual and timely: Autism Spectrum Diagnosis in Girls and Women.

Philadelphia Chapter members work together with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, volunteering a few hours on a Saturday morning to help weed and plant in the Azalea Garden (behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art).

PaPS Philadelphia Chapter 2023 Awards Gala


Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society

574E Ritchie Highway, #271 | Severna Park, MD 21146

Phone: 800-422-2900 | Fax: 410-544- 4640

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