J. Richard Ciccone, M.D.

J. Richard Ciccone, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4986
Fax: (585) 244-4734
Administrative: (585) 275-4988

Professional Bio

J. Richard Ciccone, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Founding Director of the Psychiatry and Law Program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He was the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2013 Isaac Ray Award recipient for outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry. He has been described as a visionary leader who played an important role in creating the academic discipline of forensic psychiatry. He was President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (1986-87), and founder of the organization's Forensic Psychiatry Course. He was chair of the APA's Commission on Judicial Action (1993-2000) and chair of the APA Commission on Public Policy, Litigation, and Advocacy (2000 – 2002).

He has lectured and published nationally and internationally on forensic psychiatry and ethics, comparative forensic psychiatry and the history of forensic psychiatry. In 2002, in recognition of his work on behalf of forensic psychiatry and patient advocacy, he was awarded an APA Special Presidential Commendation.

Awards & Honors (National)

The Best Doctors in America 1992 - 2006

Awards & Honors (Local)

Guttmacher Award 2008
Golden Apple Award | American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2005
APA Presidential Commendation | American Psychiatric Association 2002
Outstanding Educator Award | Tri-State Chapter of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2000
Red Apple Award | American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 1997
Who's Who in the World 1995 - Present
Pollack Award | American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 1992
Residents' Recognition Award | Residents in Psychiatry 1991
Who's Who in America 1990 - Present
Sidney Rubin Memorial Award | Residents in Psychiatry 1989
Tri-State AAPL Achievement Award | Tri-State Chapter of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 1988
Silver Apple Award | American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 1987
Fellow | American Psychiatric Association 1980
Directory of Medical Specialties

Recent Journal Articles

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2013
Ciccone JR. "Commentary: forensic education and the quest for truth." The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 2013 41(1):33-7.
2008
T, Houchin; JR, Ciccone;. "Consent in incompetent patients". 2008; 36: 246-248.
2008
Y, Rolon; JR, Ciccone;. "Mental retardation and the death penalty". 2008; 36: 250-252.
2008
Ciccone JR, Clements C. "Commentary: the cost of converting religious morals into politics." The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 2008 36(4):485-90.
2007
JCW, Jones; JR, Ciccone;. "Right to refuse treatment; Civil commitment". 2007; 35: 260-264.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Education (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Forensic Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ of Pittsburgh1968
A.B. | Chemistry, All Other | Columbia College1963

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1969 - 06/30/1972
Internship in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center of NY09/01/1968 - 06/30/1969