Richard Martinez, MD
Professor, Psychiatry-P3-CMHIFL

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Medical School:
  • MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans (1980)
Graduate School :
  • MHA, University of Colorado Denver (1993)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Tulane University (LA) (1976)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1981)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Psychiatry (1984)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Forensic Psychiatry (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-P3-CMHIFL

Professional Titles

  • Director, Forensic Psychiatry/Training

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Contributions in Forensic Psychiatry and Ethics, Colorado Psychiatric Society (2017)
  • Distinguished Life Fellow Am Psychiatric Association, APA (2016)
  • Best Teacher in a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Award, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2013)

Research Interests

Ethical issues in forensic practice.

Teaching

  • Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
    Forensic Psychiatry

Publications

  • Martinez R, Candilis P: Ethics in the Time of Injustice. J Am Acad Psychiatry and Law. 48 (2) 2020. At DOI:10.29158/JAAPL.200067-20
  • Hatters Friedman S, Martinez R: Boundaries, Professionalism, and Malpractice in Psychiatry. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry. Vol. 17, No. 4, Nov 7, 2019. At https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.focus.20190019
  • Cerny-Suelzer CA, Ferranti J, Wasser T, Janofsky JS, Michaelsen K, Alonso-Katzowitz JS, Cardasis W, Noffsinger S, Martinez R, Spanggaard M: Practice Resource for Forensic Training in General Psychiatry Residency Programs. J Am Acad Psychiatry and Law. Vol. 47 (2):266, 2019.
  • Chinweze E, Bundrick J, Martinez R: Impact of Diagnosis of Malingering on a Defendant’s Sentence. J Am Acad Psychiatry and Law. 47 (4) 530-531, 2019. At DOI: https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.3901L2-19
  • Vigil C, Bundrick J, Martinez R: Moral Character Inquiry for Washington State Bar Association. J Am Acad Psychiatry and Law. Vol. 47 (4) 525-527, 2019. At https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.003901-19
  • James C, Bundrick J, Martinez R: Use of Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity. J Am Acad Psychiatry and Law. Vol. 47 (4) 527-530, 2019. At https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.3901L1-19
  • Martinez R: End of Life Decision Making: Cruzan v Director, Missouri Department of Health (1990). In From Courtroom to Clinic: Legal Cases that Changed Mental Health Practice. Editor: Peter Ash, MD. Cambridge University Press, NY, NY, 2019.
  • Martinez R: Familicide: Family Annihilation. In Family Murder: Pathologies of Love and Hate. Editor: Hatters-Friedman S. APA Publishing, Washington DC, 2019. Awarded Manfred Guttmacher Award from APA in 2020.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Officer
  • American Psychiatry Association, Distinguished Life Fellow

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Forensic Psychiatry, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
Clinical Interests
Forensic Psychiatry

Care Philosophy
Care and expert evaluations guided by expertise in ethical theory and practice.

Public Speaking
Yes
Speaker on topics related to Forensic Psychiatry and Medical Ethics

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans (1980)
Graduate Schools:
  • MHA, University of Colorado Denver (1993)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Tulane University (LA) (1976)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1981)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Psychiatry (1984)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Forensic Psychiatry (2004)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-P3-CMHIFL
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