Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM

Psychiatrist

Transplant psychiatrist

Liver Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-498-7878
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Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

  • 401 Quarry Road
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9111
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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-9891
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Liver Transplant Program at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-498-7878
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Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Professional Education

Fellowship: New England Medical Center (1993) MA

Residency: Temple University Hospital (1992) PA

Board Certification: Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2005)

Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1993)

Board Certification: Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2005)

Diplomate, ABPN, Forensic Psychiatry (2005)

Diplomate, ABPN, Psychosomatic Medicine (2005)

Diplomate, American Board Forensic Examiner, Forensic Medicine (1996)

Diplomate, American Board Forensic Medicine, Forensic Medicine (1996)

Diplomate, ABPN, General Psychiatry (1993)

Fellowship, New England Medical Center, Psychosomatic Medicine (1993)

Resident, Temple University Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry (1992)

Internship: Temple University Hospital (1989) PA

Medical Education: Ponce School Of Medicine (1988) PR

MD, Ponce School of Medicine, Medicine (1988)

Honors & Awards

Dorfman Award, for Best Case Report, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2006)

Dorfman Award for Best Original Research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2009)

Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (June 2009)

DLIN/Fischer Award, for significant achievement in clinical research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2004)

Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (June 2004)

Best Researcher/Author Presentation, 17th World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine (August 2003)

2003 Kaiser Awards for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2003)

Best Paper on the Application of Hypnosis, American Psychological Association (August 2002)

2001-Teacher of the Year Award, Psychiatric Times (November 2001)

Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 1996)

Fellow, American College of Forensic Psychiatry (January 1996)

Charles Shagass, MD Award, for meritorious scholarly work during residency, Temple University School of Medicine (June 1992)

Administrative Appointments

Senator-at-Large, Stanford School of Medicine, 2009

Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, Stanford University Medical Center, 2001

Committee on Xenotransplantation, The Secretary of Health & Human Services, 2004

National Panel on Transplantation, National Institute of Health, 2004

Admissions Panel, Stanford University Medical School, 1998

Chair, Ethics Committee, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1995

Neuropathogenesis of Delirium: Review of Current Etiologic Theories and Common Pathways.
Maldonado, J. R. (2013). Neuropathogenesis of Delirium: Review of Current Etiologic Theories and Common Pathways. American journal of geriatric psychiatry , 21(12), 1190-1222.

Broken Heart Syndrome (Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy) Triggered by Acute Mania: A Review and Case Report
Maldonado, J. R., Pajouhi, P., & Witteles, R. (2013). Broken Heart Syndrome (Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy) Triggered by Acute Mania: A Review and Case Report. PSYCHOSOMATICS, 54(1), 74-79.

Benzodiazepine loading versus symptom-triggered treatment of alcohol withdrawal: a prospective, randomized clinical trial
Maldonado, J. R., Nguyen, L. H., Schader, E. M., & Brooks, J. O. (2012). Benzodiazepine loading versus symptom-triggered treatment of alcohol withdrawal: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY, 34(6), 611-617.

The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT): A New Tool for the Psychosocial Evaluation of Pre-Transplant Candidates
Maldonado, J. R., Dubois, H. C., David, E. E., Sher, Y., Lolak, S., & Witten, D. (2012). The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT): A New Tool for the Psychosocial Evaluation of Pre-Transplant Candidates. PSYCHOSOMATICS, 53(2), 123-132.

Empirical findings on legal difficulties among practicing psychiatrists
Reich, J. H., & Maldonado, J. (2011). Empirical findings on legal difficulties among practicing psychiatrists. ANNALS OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, 23(4), 297-307.

An Approach to the Patient with Substance Use and Abuse
Maldonado, J. R. (2010). An Approach to the Patient with Substance Use and Abuse. MEDICAL CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 94(6), 1169-?.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not a contraindication to gastric bypass in veterans with morbid obesity
Ikossi, D. G., Maldonado, J. R., Hernandez-Boussard, T., & Eisenberg, D. (2010). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not a contraindication to gastric bypass in veterans with morbid obesity. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 24(8), 1892-1897.

The Impact of Depression in Heart Disease
Sher, Y., Lolak, S., & Maldonado, J. R. (2010). The Impact of Depression in Heart Disease. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY REPORTS, 12(3), 255-264.

Dexmedetomidine and the Reduction of Postoperative Delirium after Cardiac Surgery
Maldonado, J. R., Wysong, A., van der Starre, P. Ja., Block, T., Miller, C., & Reitz, B. A. (2009). Dexmedetomidine and the Reduction of Postoperative Delirium after Cardiac Surgery. PSYCHOSOMATICS, 50(3), 206-217.

Aspects to consider when evaluating a live organ donor
Maldonado JR. (2009). Aspects to consider when evaluating a live organ donor. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, VII(3).

Delirium risk factors and treatment algorithm
Maldonado JR. (2009). Delirium risk factors and treatment algorithm. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, VII(3).

Delirium in the acute care setting: characteristics, diagnosis and treatment.
Maldonado JR. (2008). Delirium in the acute care setting: characteristics, diagnosis and treatment. Crit Care Clin., 24(4).

Delirium following abrupt discontinuation of fluoxetine.
Blum D, Maldonado J, Meyer E, & Lansberg M. (2008). Delirium following abrupt discontinuation of fluoxetine. Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 110(1).

Pathoetiological model of delirium: a comprehensive understanding of the neurobiology of delirium and an evidence-based approach to prevention and treatment.
Maldonado JR. (2008). Pathoetiological model of delirium: a comprehensive understanding of the neurobiology of delirium and an evidence-based approach to prevention and treatment. Crit Care Clin, 24(4).

Antidepressant and statin interactions: A review and case report of simvastatin and nefazodone-induced rhabdomyolysis and transaminitis
Karnik, N. S., & Maldonado, J. R. (2005). Antidepressant and statin interactions: A review and case report of simvastatin and nefazodone-induced rhabdomyolysis and transaminitis. PSYCHOSOMATICS, 46(6), 565-568.

Social support and maladaptive coping as predictors of the change in physical health symptoms among persons living with HIV/AIDS
Ashton, E., Vosvick, M., Chesney, M., Gore-Felton, C., Koopman, C., & Spiegel, D. (2005). Social support and maladaptive coping as predictors of the change in physical health symptoms among persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS PATIENT CARE AND STDS, 19(9), 587-598.

Differences between long- and short-acting benzodiazepines in the management of alcohol withdrawal
Maldonado JR, Brooks JO, Nguyen LH, & Schader M. (2005). Differences between long- and short-acting benzodiazepines in the management of alcohol withdrawal. J Psychosomatic Research, 58.

Alpha-2 agonist induced sedation prevents ICU delirium in post-cardotomy patients
Maldonado JR, Wysong A, van der Starre PJ, Block T, & Reitz B. (2005). Alpha-2 agonist induced sedation prevents ICU delirium in post-cardotomy patients. J Psychosomatic Research, 58.

Dissociative States in Personality Disorders
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2005). Dissociative States in Personality Disorders. Textbook of Personality Disorders; Oldham JM, Skodol AE, Bender DS (eds).

Dexmedetomidine: can it reduce the incidence of ICU delirium?
Maldonado JR, van der Starre PJ, Block T, & Wysong A. (2004). Dexmedetomidine: can it reduce the incidence of ICU delirium?. Psychosomatics, 45(2).

Post-Operative Sedation and the Incidence of Delirium and Cognitive Deficits in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Maldonado JR, van der Starre PJ, Block T, & Wysong A. (2003). Post-Operative Sedation and the Incidence of Delirium and Cognitive Deficits in Cardiac Surgery Patients. Anesthesiology, 99.

Selective attention as possible mechanism of symptom production in conversion disorders
Maldonado JR, & Jasiukaitis P. (2003). Selective attention as possible mechanism of symptom production in conversion disorders. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Ethical and clinical implications of liver transplantation in patients on methadone maintenance therapy
Maldonado JR. (2003). Ethical and clinical implications of liver transplantation in patients on methadone maintenance therapy. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Evidence of decreased incidence of extra-pyramidal symptoms with intravenous haloperidol
Maldonado JR, & Kang H. (2003). Evidence of decreased incidence of extra-pyramidal symptoms with intravenous haloperidol. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Hypnosis
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2003). Hypnosis. Psychiatry, Second Edition; Tashman A, Kay J, Lieberman J (eds).

Dissociative Disorders
Spiegel D, & Maldonado JR. (2003). Dissociative Disorders. Psychiatry; Tashman A, Kay J, Lieberman J (eds).

Clinical implications of the recognition and management of delirium in general medical and surgical wards
Maldonado JR, Dhami N, & Wise L. (2003). Clinical implications of the recognition and management of delirium in general medical and surgical wards. Psychosomatics, 44(2).

Predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals: the effects of immunological status and depression
Maldonado JR, Israelski D, Diamond S, Chapman A, Koopman C, & Spiegel D. (2003). Predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals: the effects of immunological status and depression. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Recognition and management of delirium in the medical and surgical intensive care wards
Maldonado JR, & Dhami N. (2003). Recognition and management of delirium in the medical and surgical intensive care wards. J Psychosom Research, 55(2).

Postoperative sedation and the incidence of delirium and cognitive deficits in cardiac surgery patients
Maldonado JR, van der Starre PJ, Block T, & Wysong A. (2003). Postoperative sedation and the incidence of delirium and cognitive deficits in cardiac surgery patients. Annals of Neurology, 54.

Ethical and psychosocial challenges in liver transplantation
Withers NW, Hilsabeck RC, & Maldonado JR. (2003). Ethical and psychosocial challenges in liver transplantation. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Liver Transplantation in alcoholic liver disease: selection and outcome
Maldonado JR. (2003). Liver Transplantation in alcoholic liver disease: selection and outcome. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Clinical and Financial Implications of the Timely Recognition and Management of Delirium in the Acute Medical Wards
Maldonado JR, & Wise L. (2003). Clinical and Financial Implications of the Timely Recognition and Management of Delirium in the Acute Medical Wards. J Psychosom Research, 55(2).

The role of the novel anesthetic agent dexmedetomidine on reduction of the incidence of ICU delirium in postcardiotomy patients
Maldonado JR, Wysong A, & van der Starre PJ. (2003). The role of the novel anesthetic agent dexmedetomidine on reduction of the incidence of ICU delirium in postcardiotomy patients. J Psychosom Research, 55(2).

Factitious Disorder-By-Proxy: when parents deceive their children?s doctors
Maldonado JR. (2003). Factitious Disorder-By-Proxy: when parents deceive their children?s doctors. American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 24(1).

Clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and treatment of Conversion Disorders: A research based approach
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2003). Clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and treatment of Conversion Disorders: A research based approach. Psychosomatics, 44(2).

Psychosomatic aspects in liver disease
Withers NW, Maldonado JR, Hilsabeck RC, & Dishman B. (2003). Psychosomatic aspects in liver disease. J Psychosom Research, 55.

Acute stress reactions following the assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Colosio
Maldonado, J. R., Page, K., Koopman, C., Butler, L. D., Stein, H., & Spiegel, D. (2002). Acute stress reactions following the assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Colosio. JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS, 15(5), 401-405.

Dissociative Disorders
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2002). Dissociative Disorders. Textbook of Psychiatry, Fourth Edition; Talbot J, Yudosky S (Eds.).

Hypnosis
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2002). Hypnosis. Textbook of Psychiatry, Fourth Edition; Talbot J, Yudosky S (Eds.).

When patients deceive doctors: a review of Factitious Disorders
Maldonado JR. (2002). When patients deceive doctors: a review of Factitious Disorders. American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 23(2).

Performance improvement: increasing recognition and treatment of postoperative delirium.
SHINN, J. A., & Maldonado, J. R. (2000). Performance improvement: increasing recognition and treatment of postoperative delirium. Progress in cardiovascular nursing, 15(3), 114-115.

Conversion Disorder
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2000). Conversion Disorder. Review of Psychiatry-Volume 20: Somatoform and Factitious Disorders; Phillips KA (Ed.).

Intravenous versus oral haloperidol: An evaluation of the incidence of extra-pyramidal symptoms
Maldonado JR. (2000). Intravenous versus oral haloperidol: An evaluation of the incidence of extra-pyramidal symptoms. Psychosomatics, 41(2).

Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Maldonado JR, Butler L, & Spiegel D. (2000). Treatment of Dissociative Disorders. A Guide to Treatments That Work, 2nd Edition; Nathan PE, Gorman JM (Eds.).

Dissociation
Maldonado JR. (2000). Dissociation. Encyclopedia of Stress; Fink G (Ed).

Immunological status versus depression as predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals
Maldonado JR, Koopman C, & Spiegel D. (2000). Immunological status versus depression as predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals. Immunological status versus depression as predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals, 41(2).

Medical Hypnosis
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (2000). Medical Hypnosis. Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient.; Stoudemire A (Ed).

The Relationship Between Pain and Coping Styles Among HIV-Positive Men and Women
Hart S, Gore-Felton C, Maldonado J, Lagana L, Koopman C, & Spiegel D. (2000). The Relationship Between Pain and Coping Styles Among HIV-Positive Men and Women. Psychology and Health, 15.

Hypnosis
Cardeña E, Maldonado, J, van der Hart O, & Spiegel D. (2000). Hypnosis. Effective Treatments for PTSD; Foa EB, Keane TM, Friedman MJ (Eds.).

The relationship between pain and coping styles among HIV-positive men and women
Hart, S., Gore-Felton, C., Maldonado, J., Lagana, L., Blake-Mortimer, J., & Spiegel, D. (2000). The relationship between pain and coping styles among HIV-positive men and women. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 15(6), 869-879.

Diagnoses of children and adolescents on initial presentation to a Nigerian outpatient psychiatry clinic
Lustig, S. L., & Maldonado, J. R. (1999). Diagnoses of children and adolescents on initial presentation to a Nigerian outpatient psychiatry clinic. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY, 45(3), 190-197.

Dissociative Disorders
Spiegel D, & Maldonado JR. (1999). Dissociative Disorders. Textbook of Psychiatry; Talbot J, Yudosky S.

La Hipnosis y los Trastornos Posttraumáticos
Cardeña E, Maldonado JR, Spiegel, & D. (1999). La Hipnosis y los Trastornos Posttraumáticos. Anales de Psicologia, 15(1).

Hypnosis
Spiegel D, & Maldonado JR. (1999). Hypnosis. Textbook of Psychiatry; Talbot J, Yudosky S (Eds.).

Diagnoses of children and adolescents on initial presentation to a Nigerian outpatient psychiatry clinic
Lustig SL, & Maldonado JR. (1999). Diagnoses of children and adolescents on initial presentation to a Nigerian outpatient psychiatry clinic. Inter J Soc Psychiatr, 45(3).

Immunological status vs. depression as predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals
Maldonado JR, Koopman C, Gore-Felton C, Diamond S, Chapman A, & Spiegel D. (1999). Immunological status vs. depression as predictors of quality of life in HIV-infected individuals. Psychosomatics, 40(2).

Manual of Psychiatric Care in the General Hospital: Assesment Tools and Drug Treatment Recommendations & Protocols.
Maldonado JR. (1998). Manual of Psychiatric Care in the General Hospital: Assesment Tools and Drug Treatment Recommendations & Protocols. Department of Pharmacy, Stanford Health Services..

Trauma, Dissociation and Hypnotizability
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (1998). Trauma, Dissociation and Hypnotizability. Trauma, Memory and Dissociation; Marmar R, & Bremmer D. (Eds.).

Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Maldonado JR, Butler L, & Spiegel D. (1998). Treatment of Dissociative Disorders. A Guide to Treatments That Work; Nathan PE, Gorman JM (Eds.).

Conversion disorder: Are the symptoms the result of pure psychology or true physiological changes?
Maldonado JR. (1997). Conversion disorder: Are the symptoms the result of pure psychology or true physiological changes?. Psychosomatics, 38(2).

Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: selection and outcome. Clinics of North America: Clinics in Liver Disease
Maldonado JR, & Keeffe EB. (1997). Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: selection and outcome. Clinics of North America: Clinics in Liver Disease. W.B.Saunders Co., 1(2).

Treatment of dissociative disorders in Nathan PE, & Gorman JM (Eds.) A Guide to Treatments That Work.
Maldonado JR, Butler L, & Spiegel D. (1997). Treatment of dissociative disorders in Nathan PE, & Gorman JM (Eds.) A Guide to Treatments That Work. Oxford Press.

Hypnosis for Psychiatric Disorders
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (1996). Hypnosis for Psychiatric Disorders. Current Psychiatric Therapy II: Dunner, D (ed).

Hypnosis in Tashman A, Kay J, & Lieberman J. (Eds.) Psychiatry.
Maldonado JR, Spiegel, & D. (1996). Hypnosis in Tashman A, Kay J, & Lieberman J. (Eds.) Psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company.

The Psychophysiology of Conversion Disorders
Maldonado JR. (1996). The Psychophysiology of Conversion Disorders. Psychosomatics, 37(2).

Hypnosis
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (1996). Hypnosis. Psychiatry; Tashman A, Kay J, & Lieberman J. (Eds.).

Using Hypnosis
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (1995). Using Hypnosis. Women Molested in Childhood; Classen C. (Ed.).

Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Maldonado JR, & Spiegel D. (1994). Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dissociation: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Perspectives; Lynn SJ, & Rhue J. (Eds.).