Thank you for your interest in the University of Puerto Rico Psychiatry Department. On this webpage, you can see our wonderful faculty, staff, residents, and students. We are proud to offer a diversity of academic, research, and clinical programs and activities. Our Department is devoted to encouraging, initiating, and promoting a wide array of outstanding and innovative activities relevant to the areas of education and training, research, and clinical and community service in mental health. We are committed to the continuous quest for knowledge required to achieve excellence in teaching and practice and to successfully face the challenges of preparing exceptional future psychiatrists. Ultimately, we hope our efforts translate into a contribution to enhancing our community’s well-being through delivering high-quality preventive and clinical mental health care.
We are very enthusiastic and proud of our two highly qualified ACGME-accredited residency programs in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Our faculty comprises highly qualified and scholarly-driven academicians with vast experience and expertise in the field who are significantly invested in guiding our students and residents through their professional growth and development. The atmosphere of collegiality and familiarity is intended to encourage individuality, creativity, flexibility, and progress.
As there is growing concern over mental health needs on the Island, we strive to produce the knowledge needed about Puerto Rican mental health. We have various research projects and collaborations with a focus on improving our understanding and developing strategies to address mental health needs in Puerto Rico.
Please feel free to contact any of us if you need more information.
Karen G. Martínez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
Chair, Psychiatry Department
University of Puerto Rico
Medical Sciences Campus