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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

   
     Richard Martinez, MD, MH

Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Email:  Dr. Martinez

 

Richard P. Martinez, MD, MH

Robert D. Miller Endowed Professor of Psychiatry & Law


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Intern in Community Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1980-81                         

Resident in Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine, Denver, CO, 1981-84 

Career Resident, Colorado State Hospital, Pueblo, CO, 1984-85

Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of    Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO, 1985-89          

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO, 1989-94   

Assistant Clinical Professor, Program in Ethics and Medical Humanities, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO, 1993-94  Fellow, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1994-95 

Associate Clinical Professor, The Program in Health Care Ethics, Humanities and Law, Department of Preventive Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO, 1994-96      

Fellow, The Center for Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, 1995-96                         

Instructor, Department of Comparative Literature and Humanities, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1996-2004 

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Program in Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1996-2002 

Fellow, Forensic Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, Denver, CO, 2002-04                         

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver (formerly UCHSC), 2002-2009  

Robert D. Miller Endowed Professor of Psychiatry & Law, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver (formerly UCHSC), 2008-present

Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, Sturm School of Law, 2009-Present   

      

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Director, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO, 2006-Present                  

Director, Psychiatric Forensic Services, Denver Health Medical Center, Dept. of Behavioral Health, Denver, CO, 2005-Present                  

Faculty, The Ethics Group, LLC, 2005-Present  (Provide educational programs for Health Professionals sanctioned for professional misconduct and impairment by licensing boards, hospitals, and other health care organizations - New Jersey and Denver)

Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services, DHMC, 2005-2008  

Associate Director, Program in Forensic Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO, 2004-2006                     

Director and Consultant, Program for Continuing Medical Education, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, 2003-2005                     

Team Psychiatrist, Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Program, Denver, CO, 2003-2005                     

Psychiatric Consultant, Infectious Disease Group Practice (HIV Clinic), University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO, 2003-2005                     

Coordinator, Psychiatry and Ethics Curriculum, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCHSC, 1996-2004                     

Project Director, Colorado Code of Ethics for Healthcare, 2000-02  

Coordinator, Clinical Ethics and Graduate Medical Education Initiatives in Ethics and Professionalism, UCHSC, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, 2001-03                         

Director, Ethics and Humanities Curriculum, CU School of Medicine,  University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1997-01 

Medical Director, University Counseling and Behavioral Health - University of Denver/Colorado Psychiatric Health Collaborative Mental Health Programs, 1998-01                         

Private Practice, General Psychiatry, Denver, CO, 1984-96  

Associate Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Wardenburg Student Health Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1990-95  

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals

American Academy of Psychiatry and Law

American Psychiatric Association

American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Colorado Psychiatric Society

Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Physicians for Social Responsibility

 

Honors:

Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1973                              

Tulane Scholar, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1973-76                         

John W. Bick Award, Louisiana Psychiatric Association Award "for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of psychiatry," New Orleans, LA, 1980                              

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Colorado Chapter Appreciation Award, Denver, CO, 1990                              

Harvard University, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Distinction in Teaching Award, Cambridge, MA, 1995                              

American Psychiatric Association, Nancy C. A. Roeske, MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, Miami, FLA, 1995                              

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 1996  

Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado, Total Learning Environment Innovations in Education Award for development of “Nature of Illness” course in SOM at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2000

Robert D. Miller Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Law, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCD, Denver, CO, 2008   

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, "Best Teacher in a Fellowship Program Award," San Diego, CA, October 2013                           

Teaching Activities:

University of Denver, Sturm School of Law, semester course on Psychiatry and the Law, 3rd year law student elective, 2009-

Individual supervision of all psychiatry residents and medical students who rotate in Emergency Psychiatry at Denver Health Medical Center in 10-bed Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit, 2006-                             

Training Director of Fellows in Forensic Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver (formerly UCHSC) and Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC), 2006-                             

Course Coordinator of Forensic Psychiatry Section for UCD, Dept. of Psychiatry, Residency Training – Taught yearly in 8 sessions, 2006-  

Individual supervision and educational coordination of Psychiatry Residents in elective rotations in Ethics and Forensic Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCD, Denver, CO, 2004-                             

 

Clinical Activities:

Director, Psychiatric Forensic Services, Denver Health Medical Center, Dept. of Behavioral Health, Denver, CO, 2005-2014        

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (since 2008):

Helmkamp C, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Competence to Plead Guilty and Seek the Death Penalty. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 36, No. 3: 409-411, 2008.

Kellermeyer G, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Mitigating Evidence in a Death Penalty Case. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 36, No. 3: 411-413, 2008.

Meng A, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Limitations of Attorney Work Product and Physician-Patient Privilege. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 37, No. 3: 410-412, 2009.

Hoffman TR, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Admissibility of Demeanor Evidence from a Police Interrogation Videotape. Journal of the Am Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 37, No. 3: 408-410, 2009.

Foote A, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Competency to Waive Postconviction Review for a Death Sentence. Journal of the Am Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 38, No. 3: 425-427, 2010.

Boyer J, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Ineffective Counsel in a Death Penalty Case. Journal of the Am Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 38, No. 3: 427-429, 2010.

Maxey JJ, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Duty to Warn or Protect. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 39, No. 3: 430-432, 2011.

Thurman MT, Wortzel, HS, Martinez R: Mental Health Evaluation/Counseling as a Special Condition of Supervised Release. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 39, No. 3: 432-434, 2011.

Candilis PJ, Martinez R: Reflections and Narratives. J. of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Vol. 40, No. 1:12-13, 2012.

Brar LG, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Mandatory Admission of Guilt in Sex Offender Programs. J. of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 40, No. 3:433-435, 2012.

Wheeler A, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Required Sex Offender Treatment and Due Process Rights. J. of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 40, No. 3:435-437, 2012.

Westmoreland P, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Federal District Court’s Ordering of Multiple Competency Examinations. J. of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Vol. 40, No. 3:437-439, 2012.

Martinez, R: A Case of Insanity: Diagnostic Relevance in the Shadow of Columbine. J of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Vol. 40, No. 3:312-317, 2012.

Lugo-Sanchez W, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Appropriate Use of a Defense of Extreme Emotional Distress. J of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Vol. 41, No. 3:461-463, 2013.

Chang M, Wortzel HS, Martinez R: Protecting the Rights of Defendants in Cases Where the Question of Competency Has Been Raised. J of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Vol 41, No. 3:463-465, 2013.

Martinez R, Frank C: End of Life Decisions: Who Decides and the Role of the Psychiatrist. Psychiatric Times. March 20, 2014. At http://www.psychiatrictimes.com.
  

Grants and Contracts:

University of Colorado, President's Fund for the Humanities Award for Fetishes, a literary journal for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1993-94; $5000.

Genesis Foundation Grant for teachers in higher education, Colorado Springs, CO, 1994; $8000.

University of Colorado, President's Fund for the Humanities Award for Fetishes, Denver, CO, 1995; $5000.

University of Colorado, President’s Fund for the Humanities Award for “The Healer’s Art: Writers in the Health Care Professions,” Denver, CO, 1997; $5000.

Rocky Mountain Center for Healthcare Ethics and the Rose Community Foundation Grant for “Colorado Code of Ethics for Healthcare” Project, 2000-01; $82,500.

CU-Boulder Outreach Committee Award: “Psychological Assessments for Indigent Torture Victims Seeking Political Asylum,” 2004-05; $3600

Contract with Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHI-P) as consultant in forensic cases and ethics committee, 2005-06; $18,000

Contract with Colorado Department of Corrections to provide mental heatlh services to mentally ill inmates in community corrections, 2005-08; $32,000