Dr. Andrés Martin is the First Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor

Dr. Andrés S. Martin, newly named as the inaugural Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor of Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Services, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the faculty of the Yale Child Study Center.

Martin, who earned his M.P.H. degree at Yale in 2002, has served as medical director of the Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service (CPIS) at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital since 2002. The CPIS serves children with serious neuropsychiatric disorders and is an important clinical interface between the Child Study Center and the hospital. In addition to providing clinical care, the CPIS has evolved into a model training facility for house staff and Yale and visiting medical students.

Martin also serves as director of medical studies for the Child Study Center, and as associate training director for the child and adolescent psychiatry program, as well as for an NIMH-funded innovative program in child psychiatry that integrates clinical and research training and which has served as a model for other teaching institutions. Martin has helped develop a medical student mentorship program in child psychiatry that has been replicated at 10 other institutions across the nation, and an international mentorship program for early career academic psychiatrists.

Martin is co-editor (with Child Study Center director Fred R. Volkmar) of the fourth edition of “Lewis’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook,” of the forthcoming second edition of “Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice,” and (with Robert A. King) of “Life Is with Others: Selected Writings in Child Psychiatry,” which features essays by his late mentor and father-in-law, Dr. Donald J. Cohen M.D. ‘66.

Martin also serves as editor-in-chief of the flagship Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The Riva Ariella Ritvo Professorship in Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Services was established in September by Riva Ariella Ritvo and Alan B. Slifka ‘51. Childhood cancer not only affects children’s physical health, but can threaten their social and emotional adjustment, educational performance and cognitive abilities. The professorship was created at the Yale Child Study Center to hasten the pace of research and work toward creating a model of comprehensive psychosocial care for children diagnosed with cancer, and for their families.

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