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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

Our Mission, Vision and Values



The Philadelphia Psychiatric Society is an organization of psychiatrists in southeastern Pennsylvania that:

  • Advocates for its members and their patients.
  • Promotes access to and implementation of the highest quality in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders - including substance abuse - for patients and their families.
  • Sustains, enhances, and promotes psychiatric leadership in the provision of mental health services.
  • Supports the professional development and practice needs of its members.
  • Meets its goals by working in concert with its district branch, the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, and its national organization, the American Psychiatric Association.



The Philadelphia Psychiatric Society is the voice of psychiatry in the region, promoting humane, accessible, quality prevention and treatment of psychiatric diseases.



  • Preventing psychiatric illness and improving the health of people suffering from these illnesses. 
  • Establishing and enhancing the importance of mental health as a cornerstone to the best overall health and quality of life.
  • Fostering intellectual and social diversity within the organization.
  • Promoting the highest ethical standards of professional conduct.
  • Supporting patient focused, scientifically based treatment.
  • Defining psychiatric diseases and psychiatric treatment to encompass all illnesses in the DSM as well as concepts and terms such as mental illness, mental health, substance abuse, addictions, and behavioral health.

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 the PaPS Council
Marina Goldman, MD, FAPA

Immediate Past President/Delegate to the PaPS Council
Holly J. Valerio, MD

Ellen Davis Conroy, DO, FAPA

Vice President
Christopher Tjoa, MD

Kristin Van Zant, MD

Heather V. John, MD

Leon Cushenberry, Jr., MD
Rachel Talley, MD

ECP Representative
Morgan Lewis, MD

PaPS Liaison
Kenneth M. Certa, MD

Senior Advisor
Michael Feinberg, MD, PhD, DLFAPA

Resident Representatives
Holly Betterly, MD
Sarah Friedrich, DO
Navneet Khroud, MD
Taylor Davis, MD
Kirklan Kathe, MD

Past Events




7th Annual Addictions Symposium

Thank You for Attending the 7th Annual Addictions Symposium!




Thank You 2021 Exhibitors!

2019 Benjamin Rush Gala Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following Philadelphia Psychiatric Society members and outstanding individuals, recipients of the 2019 Benjamin Rush Awards.
The awards were presented at the Benjamin Rush Gala on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center.

Paul J. Fink Leadership Award 
Hope S. Selarnick, MD, DFAPA

Lifetime Achievement Award  
Mary Anne Delaney, MD

Outstanding Practitioner Award 
Alex Glijansky, MD, DLFAPA

Outstanding Educator Award  
Ellen H. Sholevar, MD

Benjamin Rush Amicus Award  
Jennifer Bonovitz, PhD
Robert Jones Award
Robert W. Stanton, MD

2019 Benjamin Rush Awards

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society

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

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

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