Martha Ward, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ward’s clinical work is focused on improving medical and psychiatric outcomes of individuals with serious mental illness through integrated care. Dr. Ward is the Medical Director of Park Place Primary Care, a collaborative primary care clinic located in the Behavioral Health Outpatient center at Grady Memorial Hospital. In this clinic, she serves the complex medical and psychiatric needs of patients that previously had no continuity of medical care and provides a unique training opportunity for students and residents. Additionally, Dr. Ward is passionate about medical education. In UME, she provides faculty development to optimize the ability of faculty to support the wellbeing of medical trainees. She also serves as Society Mentor and Small Group Advisor in the Osler Society, is Associate Course Director for the Essentials of Patient Care course (a 4-year longitudinal clinical skills course), and serves as Co-Chair of the Admissions Committee. In her work with GME, she serves as Associate Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine- Psychiatry Residency at Emory.
Dr. Ward has been an active member of AMP since 2011. She was selected as a winner of the Innovations in Integrated Care competition in 2015, was awarded the inaugural Roger Kathol Pioneering Spirit Award for Early Career Physicians in 2017, and was honored with the AMP Outstanding Service Award in 2018. She served as Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee from 2017-2019, and is the current President-Elect of AMP.