PCSS-P Medical Director


David A. Fiellin, MD

Dr. Fiellin is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Yale University. He is a primary care physician and conducts research on the transfer of treatment strategies from specialized settings to office-based and primary care settings. He is Co-Chair of the Substance Abuse Interest Group of the Society of General Internal Medicine and on the Board of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.


PCSS-P Co-Medical Director

Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD,  FASAM
Dr. Baxter is the Medical Director of New Jersey’s Professional Assistance Program. He is the President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine where he has served on the Committee on Continuing Medical Education and directed ASAM conferences on Best Practices in Addiction Medicine.


PCSS-P Senior ASAM Liaisons

Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD
Dr. Goldsmith is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. He is a Staff Psychiatrist for the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dual Diagnosis Program. He was the Director of the Tobacco Intervention Program, a multi-disciplinary smoking cessation clinic. He is immediate past chairman of the ASAM Committee on Education.



Norman Wetterau, MD
Dr. Wetterau’s practice is in Dansville, New York with a group that has offices in six rural communities. He is Chair of the ASAM Family Practice Workgroup and Liaison from ASAM to AAFP. He is chair of the Medical Society of the State of New York Alcohol Committee and of the Public Health Commission of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.


PCSS-P Clinical Advisors

Samuel W. Cullison, MD
Dr. Cullison is residency director for Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill program at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where he is responsible for graduate medical training across the residency's four affiliated primary-care clinics. He is a clinical professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, president of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) Family Medicine residency network (22 residency programs in the Pacific Northwest) and member of the board of directors of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.


Eric Henley, MD
Dr. Henley is a family and public health physician and Chief Medical Office at North Country HealthCare, a community health center based in Flagstaff with 13 sites across Northern Arizona. Previously, he worked for 12 years at the University of Illinois regional medical school in Rockford where he was family and community medicine chair. His work in Illinois included running a county jail health program and serving as medical director of a methadone maintenance program. He was with the Indian Health Service on the Hopi Reservation and in Albuquerque for over nine years.


Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS
Dr. D’Onofrio is the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Yale University School of Medicine. She is internationally known for her work in screening Emergency Department patients for alcohol and other drug use, performing brief interventions and referral to treatment. She has received AMERSA’s award for Excellence in Mentoring. She directs research grants on Emergency Department practitioner-performed brief interventions for harmful and hazardous drinking (Project ED Health).



Todd Korthuis, MD, MPH
Dr. Korthuis is Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health and the Director of the HIV Research Program at Oregon Health & Science University.


Rich Saitz, MD, MPH
Dr. Saitz is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Associate Director of the Office of Clinical Research, Director of the Clinical Addiction, Research and Education (CARE) Unit, Scientific Director of the NIAAA Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, and a primary care internist and health services researcher at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC). He is Chairman of the Clinical Research Resources Advisory Committee and directs the Division of Clinical Research Resources for the BUMC Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.


J. Paul Seale, MD
Dr. Seale is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine. He was principal investigator of The Georgia-Texas Improving Brief Intervention Project, training faculty and residents in 8 residency programs in alcohol screening and brief intervention. He is currently co-medical director for Georgia BASICS, Georgia’s SAMHSA-funded state SBIRT program, and principal investigator of the Southeast Consortium on Substance Abuse Training, an SBIRT initiative providing residency training in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.