Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM, FACFE

Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM, FACFE

Psychiatrist, Transplant psychiatrist

Bio:   Dr. Maldonado is Medical Director of Psychosomatic Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Stanford Medical Center. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Forensic Medicine. He is Chair of the School of Medicine Faculty Senate and President Elect (2017) of the American Delirium Society.

His research interests include: diagnosis, neurobiology, prevention and management of delirium; management of alcohol withdrawal in the medically-ill; psychosocial aspects of solid organ transplantation; and the medical use of hypnosis. His research lab developed the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) to assess the psychosocial candidacy of organ transplant and ventricular assisted devices (VADs). His research has led to the development of prevention and treatment protocols; including the development of a new tool for the timely and accurate diagnosis of delirium: the Stanford Proxy Test of Delirium (S-PTD) and a tool to help predict those patients at risk for developing delirium, the Stanford Algorithm for Predicting delirium (SAPD). Finally, his team developed a new tool for the prediction of patients at risk of severe AWS: the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale (PAWSS); and novel pharmacological techniques (benzodiazepine-sparing protocol) for the prophylaxis and treatment of complicated alcohol withdrawal syndromes.

Liver Transplant Program

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A160
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-9891
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Liver Transplant Program at Boswell Building

Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Stanford Hospital

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)
  • 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

  • Dlin/Fischer Award for significant achievement in Clinical Research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2014)
  • Research Poster of the Year Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2014)
  • Visiting Professorship Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2014)
  • Research Poster of the Year Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2012)
  • Dorfman Award for Best Original Research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2009)
  • Dorfman Award, for Best Case Report, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2006)
  • DLIN/Fischer Award, for significant achievement in clinical research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 2004)
  • 2001-Teacher of the Year Award, Psychiatric Times (November 2001)
  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (November 1996)
  • Herbert Spiegel Award for Hypnosis Research, Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute (May 2014)
  • Research Poster of the Year Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (June 2013)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (June 2009)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (June 2004)
  • 2003 Kaiser Awards for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 2003)
  • Charles Shagass, MD Award, for meritorious scholarly work during residency, Temple University School of Medicine (June 1992)
  • Sawlow Memorial Award on Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland International Neuroscience Symposium (July /2016)
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Psychiatry (January 1996)
  • Best Researcher/Author Presentation, 17th World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine (August 2003)
  • Best Paper on the Application of Hypnosis, American Psychological Association (August 2002)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Ethics Committee, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (1995 - 1997)
  • Medical Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Service, Stanford Hospital and Clinic (1995 - Present)
  • Admissions Panel, Stanford University Medical School (1998 - 2008)
  • Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2001 - 2009)
  • Committee on Xenotransplantation, The Secretary of Health & Human Services (2004 - 2008)
  • National Panel on Transplantation, National Institute of Health (2004 - 2008)
  • Senator-at-Large, Stanford School of Medicine (2009 - 2013)
  • Fellowship Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Program, Stanford School of Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Departmental Senator, Psychiatry, Stanford School of Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Delirium Society (2012 - Present)
  • Chief, Psychiatry Emergency Service, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2015 - Present)
  • Chair, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate, Stanford School of Medicine (2016 - 2018)
  • President, American Delirium Society (2017 - 2018)