AMDA – Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

March 30, 2016
Perry Gwen Meyers,

Columbia, MD —AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Board of Directors. “In a time of tremendous change, we are pleased to have an excellent group of innovative, engaged, and experienced practitioners to lead our organization in the coming year and help us navigate this very challenging health care landscape,” said the Society’s Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE.

Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, is the Society’s 2016-2017 President. Dr. Levy is a facility medical director, in Delaware. Previously, she was Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore, MD. A long-time Society member, Dr. Levy received her CMD in 1996; and she has been an active volunteer, most significantly working on clinical practice guideline development and revisions. She served on the Clinical Practice Guideline Steering Committee, among other activities.

Dr. Levy graduated from the University of Maryland and did her internal medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a geriatric fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics.

Speaking at the Society’s Annual Conference two weeks ago, Dr. Levy noted, “What drives me is my passion for quality medical care for the frail elderly and chronically ill and supporting those who provide that care—the practitioners and other members of our health care team.” This passion, she said, brought her to the Society over 20 years ago. “This organization with its mission of quality care, as well as education, training, and advocacy for those that provide that care,” she said, continues to make the Society her “professional home.”

Other members of the 2016-2017 AMDA Board of Directors are:

  • President-Elect: Heidi K. White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD, of Durham, NC
  • Vice President: Cari R. Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, of Denver, CO
  • Immediate Past President: Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Chair, House of Delegates: Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, of Canandaigua, NY
  • Secretary: David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, of Wexford, PA
  • Treasurer: Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, of Louisville, KY

    State Presidents Council Representatives to the Board:

  • Thomas Lehner, MD, CMD, of Cleveland, OH
  • Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD, CMD, of New York, NY
  • Mary P. Evans, MD, CMD, of Charlottesville, VA

    Board Representatives—House of Delegates:

  • Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, of Baltimore, MD
  • Kevin W. O’Neil, MD, CMD, of Sarasota, FL
  • Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, of Burlington, MA

    The Society also revealed its new logo and website, at its 2016 Annual Conference.




    AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine promotes and enhances the development of competent, compassionate, and committed medical practitioners and leaders to provide goal-centered care across all post-acute and long-term care settings. Dedicated to defining and improving quality, we advance our mission through timely professional development, evidence-based clinical guidance, and tireless advocacy on behalf of members, patients, families, and staff. Visit for more information.