Lesley Dickson, MD, FAPM is ABPN board-certified in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and psychosomatic illness. She was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky where she was Chief of the Consultation/Liaison Service and Residency Training Director, and has been on the faculties of New York University and University of Nevada Medical Schools. She served as Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry and ran dual diagnosis units for the Veterans Administration Hospitals in New York City and Las Vegas. She is now primarily in private practice and is the Las Vegas Medical Director for the Center for Behavioral Health that operates opiate substitution programs in Las Vegas and several other states. Dr. Dickson is also a psychiatrist surveyor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Dickson is an active member of the Clark County Medical Society and the Nevada State Medical Association and has served as a delegate to the last two state conventions. She has been very active in the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and became a Fellow in 1994. She is also the Governor-appointed psychiatrist member and Chair of the Committee on Co-Occurring Disorders. Dr. Dickson was recently appointed to the IRB committee of University Medical Center.