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Josepha A. Cheong, MD

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Cathy Szmurlo

Dr. Cheong is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL and Chief, Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service at the Malcom Randall VAMC, Gainesville FL. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Cheong serves on the Psychiatry Council, and is Chair of the Continuing Certification Article Assessment-Geriatric Psychiatry, International Examination, Addiction Psychiatry Steering, and Geriatric Psychiatry Steering Committees. In addition, Dr. Cheong serves on the Communications, Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning, and Continuing Certification. She also serves on the Continuing Certification Product Review and Certification Examination Combined – Clinical Psychiatry Subcommittees. Dr. Cheong is an alternate for the Committee to Review Appeals – Psychiatry and serves on the ACGME Board of Directors. She is also a liaison to the AAGP. Dr. Cheong specializes in geriatric psychiatry, undergraduate and graduate medical education and training, and academic leadership development and mentorship. She has formerly served as a member of the ACGME Psychiatry RRC. Dr. Cheong has served on numerous committees over the past 25 years within Association for Academic Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. She has served as Chair of the APA Scientific Program Committee in 2009 and 2013 as well as a past Chair of the APA Council on Aging. Within the VA, Dr. Cheong has been actively involved in the national VHA Office of Academic Affiliations and has served as an Associate Chief of Staff/Education at the North Florida/South Georgia VHS and Assistant Chief, Psychiatry for Tennessee Valley Healthcare System from 2014-2017. She has been an examination writer for various committees at the ABPN for over 15 years.