Indra Cidambi, M.D. has been practicing addiction medicine since 2006, after completing her Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at NYU/Bellevue. She is Board Certified in General Psychiatry as well as Addiction Medicine. In the past, she was the Director of Chemical Dependency at Summit Oaks Hospital and later founded her own substance abuse treatment program, Center for Network Therapy, which offers Ambulatory Detoxification, Partial Care and IOP programs at two locations (going to three soon) in New Jersey. 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. Allen Y. Masry
Dr. Masry is a board certified in both addiction and Adult Psychiatry. He has many years of experience in the treatment of mentally ill, chemically abusing client’s since 2007. Due to Dr. Masry’s passion for addiction psychiatry he pursed and completed training in addiction psychiatry at Roberts Wood Johnson. 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
Joseph N. Ranieri
Dr. Ranieri earned his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University School Of Pharmacy in 1981 as well as a Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow in The American Academy of Family Practice. He has practiced Primary Care Medicine in South Jersey since 1998. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In 2007 he started to assist and educate his primary care patients in Addiction Treatment Options. He has continued to volunteer at a Christian Discipleship Recovery House for Substance Abuse & Alcoholism since 2003 as well as a Volunteer For the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey (formerly PHP) since 1998. Dr Ranieri has received Recognition Awards by South Jersey Who’s Who in Health Care (Addiction Medicine) 2017 and South Jersey Magazine Top Doc (Addiction Medicine) 2017. Dr. Ranieri is a Clinical Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions & PCOM’s Physician Assistants Program . As a licensed Medical Acupuncturist, he has incorporated the Philosophy of Multimodal Approaches for the Treatment of Addiction utilizing Allopathic, Osteopathic and Holistic Modalities to ease the Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms from Substance Abuse & Alcoholism at Seabrook for Inpatient, Outpatient, and Long Term Recovery.
Dr. Jeffrey Berman
Dr. Jeff Berman specializes in the treatment of young adults suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mood, trauma and other mental health (MH) disorders. Dr. Berman serves concurrently as Director of Psychiatric Serves for SOBA College Recovery; Executive Medical Director for Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders; and Senior Psychiatric Consultant for IHSC in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and was co-director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program. 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.
Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
Dr. Tony Juneja
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry and Integrative Medicine
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease and Addiction Medicine.
DR. Murtuza Tameem
Board certified in Family Medicine