Richard Camino-Gaztambide

Associate Professor

Richard Camino-Gaztambide

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Bio

Dr. Richard Camino is associate professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior and training director of the general psychiatric residency program at the Medical College of Georgia. He served as clerkship director and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Mercer University. He holds board certification in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Camino obtained a Masters in Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.

  • (706) 721-6597
  • (706) 721-1793
  • EG 3001

Education

  • MD, Medicine Universidad Del Caribe, 1983

Certifications

  • Ohio State License Ohio Medical Board, 2011

  • General Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1994

  • Addiction Medicine American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2018

  • Addiction Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1997

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2014

  • Puerto Rico State license Puerto Rico Medical Board, 1989

  • Georgia State License GA Composite Medical Brd, 2013

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016

  • Fellow of the American psychiatric Association American Psychiatric Association, 2015

  • Valores del Año en Salud (Valued Person of the Year in Health) 2009 Senate of Puerto Rico, 2009

  • Doctor's Choice Award Buena Vida Magazine, San Juan Puerto Rico, 2009

  • Doctor's Choice Award Buena Vida Magazine, San Juan Puerto Rico, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RPSY 5001

    Child Psychiatry
  • RPSY 5000

    Psychiatry
  • MEDI 5174

    Mod 7: Med Neuro/Behav Health

Teaching Interests

His interests have been in education, cultural psychiatry, religion and spirituality in clinical practice, ADHD in children and adults (where he has done research), and addiction disorders.He has been active in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, especially with their Religion and Spirituality Committee, where he is co-chair of the committee. Dr. Camino practiced for 17 years in Puerto Rico and was recognized by his peers for 10 consecutive years to the “Doctor Choice Awards” given annually by a Buena Vida Health magazine. As an educator, he has given presentations at national and regional meetings in the U.S., and international meetings in Buenos Aires, Medellin, Havana, Caracas, and Santo Domingo.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Family Therapy: Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Demographics, 2016
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Cultural Sensitivity: What Should We Understand About Latinos?, 2014
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Abordaje Clinico en la Adolescencia . Fundacion Gradas. Medellin, Colombia. (2006): 227-234, 2006
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • What a group of clinicians have learned about multiple personality disorder in Puerto Rico, 1995
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

University Service

  • Symposium on Mental Health, Civil Rights, Involuntary Treatment and Commitment Sponsored by Mercer University School of Medicine and School of Law. 2014 - 2014

    Role: Chairperson
  • 4th Symposium on Health and Spirituality Sponsored by Department of Pediatrics, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and PR Chapter AACAP 2009 - 2009

    Role: Chairperson
  • Committee for the Creation of Doctor in Ministries Program in Pastoral Care of the Family 2001 - 2004

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Symposium on Health and Spirituality, Sponsored By Puerto Rico Chapter of AACAP and The Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico 2005 - 2008

    Role: Chairperson