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Richard P. Martinez, MD, MH

Robert D. Miller Endowed Professor of Psychiatry & Law


Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Contact Info:

Email:  Dr. Martinez]
 
Clinical/Research Interests:
Dr. Martinez is interested in forensic psychiatry as wel as medical ethics and humanities.​
 

Tulane University  BS  1972-1976

Louisiana State University School of Medicine  MD  1976-1980

University of Colorado  MH  1986-1993    

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

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (since 2008):
Helmkamp C, Wortzel HS, Martinez RCompetence 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 RMitigating 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 RLimitations 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 RAdmissibility 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. 

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