It was a great night to be at Convocation during the APA Annual Meeting in San Fransisco! At the event this week, Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association was proud to have had 9 members recognized with the highest level of membership in the American Psychiatric Association. Distinguished Fellows honored at Convocation were Drs. Margaret Baier, Charlotte Hutton, Arwen Podesta, Mehdi Qalbani, Lee Tynes and Mark Zielinski. Others having received the honor of Distinguished Fellow this year but not able to attend were Drs. Dean Hickman and Venugopas Vatsavayi. Receiving Distinguished Life Fellow status at the event was Dr. Mark Townsend reaching this prestigious milestone membership level.
This group adds the distinction of APADF and APADLF to their credentials which represents APA's highest possible member achievement. We are very proud of them and appreciate their contributions to the field of psychiatry!