Dr. Cidambi not only innovated to the Ambulatory (Outpatient) Detox model for all substances of abuse – alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates – in New Jersey in 2013, she helped to increase access to addiction treatment through the utilization of this lower-cost/higher-efficacy outpatient detoxification model. She has worked with various media outlets to bring attention to the Ambulatory Detoxification model. Dr. Cidambi has also been in private practice since 2005 treating individuals afflicted by the disease of addiction in general and performing office-based detoxification utilizing buprenorphine.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has recognized Dr. Cidambi for her contribution in proving the model to be safe and effective. After serving as the Vice President of the New Jersey chapter of ASAM for two years, she was elected President this year and was additionally appointed as the alternate director for Region 4.
Dr. Masry has a passion for teaching and engages in many various volunteer teaching assignments. He holds the title of assistant clinical professor at Rowan school of osteopathic medicine. Prior to that he was an assistant professor at University of Massachusetts and was heavily involved in the addiction fellowship program when it was in full swing in 2008 until 2011. He has won various words in teaching including most recently in 2017 from Rowan School of osteopathic medicine. The award was for best teacher in Addiction Psychiatry.
Dr. Masry has been awarded the coveted title of Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatry Association. This is one of the highest awards granted in that organization.
Dr. Masry he has held various administrative including temporary Chief of Psychiatry at Ancora State Hospital.
Immediate Past President
For more than two decades he has pioneered advances in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry. He is a national speaker of the topics of Medication Assisted Treatment and Co-occurring Disorders. Six years ago, in collaboration with members of the Bergen County Jewish community, he initiated and has since facilitated the support group “Strength to Strength” (S2S) at JCC in Tenafly. It serves parents of young adults who have substance use and mental health disorders.
Previously, Dr. Berman was Interim Medical Director at Bergen Regional Medical Center; Director of Addiction Services at Summit Oaks Hospital; and Medical Director at Marworth of the Geisinger Health Care System. He served for 22 years in the U.S. Army Reserve including Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. There he specialized in treatment of PTSD, chronic pain and mood disorders. He is retired at the rank of Colonel.
Dr. Berman is Board certified in General, Addiction, and Consultation Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, he served as President of the New Jersey Society of Addiction Medicine (NJSAM).
He completed specialty training at Rutgers RWJMS, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his M.D. from S.U.N.Y Upstate. Medical Center; an M.S. in Specialized Journalism from NYU – Polytechnic University; and a B.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College.