Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM, FACFE

Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM, FACFE

Psychiatrist, Transplant psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist

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

His research lab developed the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) a tool created to assess the psychosocial candidacy of organ transplant and ventricular assisted devices (VADs) candidates. In addition, his research has led the field of Psychosomatic Medicine with the development of tools for the prediction and assessment of various neuropsychiatric disorders; including the development of a new tool for the timely and accurate diagnosis of delirium: the Stanford Proxy Test of Delirium (S-PTD); the Stanford Algorithm for Predicting Delirium (SAPD), a tool to help predict patients at risk for developing delirium; and the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale (PAWSS). He has developed management protocols and algorithms for the prevention and treatment of delirium; as well as novel pharmacological techniques (benzodiazepine-sparing protocol) for the prophylaxis and treatment of complicated alcohol withdrawal syndromes.

Dr Maldonado has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions, including: the 2004 – Dlin/Fischer Award for significant achievement in clinical research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for work on reduction of post-operative and critical care delirium; the 2009 – Dorfman Award for Best Original Research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for development of the Stanford Integrate Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT); the 2014 – Dlin/Fischer Award for significant achievement in clinical research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for the development of the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale (PAWSS); the 2014 – Herbert Spiegel Award for Hypnosis Research from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute; the 2016 – Sawlow Memorial Award on Neuroscience from the Oregon Health & Science University for his work on the pathophysiology and management of delirium; and the 2017 – Franz-Köhler-Inflammation-Award from the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) for extraordinary achievements in research on inflammation and its relationship to the pathophysiology of delirium.

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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Heart Transplant Program

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

  • Board Certification: Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Addiction Medicine (2012)
  • Board Certification: Psychosomatic Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2005)
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1993)
  • Fellowship: New England Medical Center (1993) MA
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital (1992) PA
  • Internship: Temple University Hospital (1989) PA
  • Medical Education: Ponce School Of Medicine (1988) PR
  • 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)
  • MD, Ponce School of Medicine, Medicine (1988)

Honors & Awards

  • 2001-Teacher of the Year Award, Psychiatric Times (2001)
  • 2003 Kaiser Awards for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • Best Paper on the Application of Hypnosis, American Psychological Association (2002)
  • Best Researcher/Author Presentation, 17th World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine (2003)
  • Charles Shagass, MD Award, for meritorious scholarly work during residency, Temple University School of Medicine (1992)
  • Dlin/Fischer Award for significant achievement in Clinical Research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2014)
  • DLIN/Fischer Award, for significant achievement in clinical research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2004)
  • Dorfman Award for Best Original Research, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2009)
  • Dorfman Award, for Best Case Report, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2006)
  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (1996)
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Psychiatry (1996)
  • Franz-Köhler-Inflammation-Award, German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (2017)
  • Herbert Spiegel Award for Hypnosis Research, Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute (2014)
  • Research Poster of the Year Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2012)
  • Research Poster of the Year Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2014)
  • Research Poster of the Year Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2013)
  • Sawlow Memorial Award on Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland International Neuroscience Symposium (2016)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2004)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2009)
  • Visiting Professorship Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2014)

Administrative Appointments

  • Admissions Panel, Stanford University Medical School (1998 - 2008)
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (1995 - 1997)
  • Chair, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate, Stanford School of Medicine (2016 - 2018)
  • Chief, Psychiatry Emergency Service, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2015 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2001 - 2009)
  • Committee on Xenotransplantation, The Secretary of Health & Human Services (2004 - 2008)
  • Departmental Senator, Psychiatry, Stanford School of Medicine (2011 - 2019)
  • Fellowship Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Program, Stanford School of Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Service, Stanford Hospital and Clinic (1995 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Delirium Society (2012 - Present)
  • National Panel on Transplantation, National Institute of Health (2004 - 2008)
  • President, American Delirium Society (2017 - 2018)
  • Senator-at-Large, Stanford School of Medicine (2009 - 2013)

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